A pair of music producers in Sherbrooke have signed on to create music for a new documentary about the making of Ghostbusters and its sequel, called Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters.
For superfan Jamie Thompson, the opportunity to make music for a Ghostbusters project is a dream come true.
"They're timeless classics. If I ever have kids, I'm going to force them to watch it… that's how good it is."
Thompson and her partner Dave Phaneuf have produced electronic and pop music before, but this is their first crack at scoring a film.
Thompson says she plans to remain fairly loyal to the original sound of the films.
"You're going to say, 'oh yeah, this is totally Ghostbusters-style stuff.'"
They'll begin work on the score when they get a copy of the documentary, but Thompson says she's already been working on a remix of the iconic Ghostbusters theme song by Ray Parker Jr.
"I can't tell you how much of a stress it was to do this," she says. "I thought to myself, if I'm going to do this theme song, I have to do it right."
'They were always kind of my heroes'
Thompson has been a fan of Ghostbusters since she was a kid.
"Ghostbusters means a lot to me. They were always kind of my heroes. Like, if I was scared of something in the dark when I was a kid, I would just think, the Ghostbusters are going to come and save me."
She now owns a vast collection of Ghostbusters merchandise, including her own Ghostbusters uniform and a homemade, hyper-realistic proton pack (the backpacks worn in the movies that allow the Ghostbusters to weaken and capture ghosts.)
She's found kindred spirits in the British filmmakers behind Cleanin' Up the Town, brother and sister team Claire and Anthony Bueno.
Thompson heard about the project and reached out, becoming friends with the Buenos online before agreeing to score the film.
The documentary is set to come out during the summer, coinciding with the release of the new Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Check out the trailer for ‘Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters’: