Palisadian Dan Aykroyd is reuniting with former “Ghostbusters” star Ernie Hudson at the Ghostbusters Fan Festival June 7 and 8 at the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City.
The once-in-a-lifetime private event celebrates the 35th anniversary of “Ghostbusters,” and is a collaboration between Wizard World, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps.
Fans will have a chance to meet the cast and crew of the film, hear some choice stories from behind the scenes, watch celebrity-hosted screenings of “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II,” and enjoy other panels and programs. The real Ecto-1 car used in the film will also be there on the lot, along with replicas from fan groups and enthusiasts around the country.
“We’re so excited about what’s going to be happening here in June at the Sony Lot for the ‘Ghostbusters’ fan fest … I want to meet and say hello to everybody,” Aykroyd said in a promo video for the event. “We’re going to have a great time.”
Aykroyd, who played Dr. Raymond Stantz in “Ghostbusters,” will be a main draw to the event for fans, along with director/producer Ivan Reitman, stars Ernie Hudson and William Atherton, songwriter Ray Parker Jr., editor Sheldon Kahn, and producer Joe Medjuck. Parker Jr. will also be performing a live concert at the event.
Fans can also meet stars of the 1986 animated series “The Real Ghostbusters,” Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier and Frank Welker, who will do a live in-character reading of an unreleased episode.
Time will tell if Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts or fellow Palisadian Bill Murray will make an appearance at the festival, though the Wizard World website currently tantalizes that there are “many more [guests] to be announced!”
Aykroyd and Murray are reuniting on screen for the currently filming “Zombieland 2: Double Tap,” directed by Ruben Fleischer (“Venom”) and starring Woody Harrelson, Rosario Dawson, Emma Stone, Jessie Eisenberg, Zoey Deutch and Abigail Breslin.
Aykroyd and Murray, who make cameos as themselves in the film, will cross paths with the ragtag team of zombie hunters as they shoot and bludgeon their way through an army of evolved zombies in the American heartland.
A sequel to the original “Ghostbusters” directed by Jason Reitman is slated for a 2020 release.