‘Ghostbusters’ Cast “Very Influential” in Upcoming Video Game

Something I neglected to include in my report on celebrity voice acting was Atari’s June 16th release of the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters video game.

The game’s setting takes place following the events of Ghostbusters 2, and the team returns to reprise their film roles (in both likeness and in voice): Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Additionally, some of the actors from supporting roles in the films are returning: William Atherton (Walter Peck), Brian Doyle-Murray (NY Mayor Jock Mulligan), and Annie Potts (Janine). Alyssa Milano plays a new love interest in the game since Sigouney Weaver declined to be involved in the project. Rick Moranis will not be returning either. (He retired from acting in the late 90’s.)

In a recent interview with GameSpot, game developer Terminal Reality’s Joe Kreiner says that the original cast was “very influential in the development, including the script,” which was a collaborative effort between Ramis and Aykroyd.

“The voice acting in Ghostbusters is unique in that it really gives you the feel of the movies and the comedy style of the original,” says Kreiner. “The original cast was really influential in the design. I mean they were with us from day one on the story, and the way the video game should be developed, and provided an amazing amount of voice acting for us. I’ve got to say that the amount of talent that’s gone into Ghostbusters: The game is probably an unprecedented effort from the original cast.”

Previous news: 11.18.2008 — Ghostbusters Game Finally Confirmed.

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