In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a pair of sequels that were both heavily needed by their respective studios.

Columbia was in trouble when it finally have the greenlight for 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, a film that arrived later than wanted, but needed a major change of personnel to unclog it.

As for RoboCop 3 (1993), Orion Pictures was banking on it to save the company – and thus it gambled on a PG-13, toned down Robo. What could possibly go wrong?

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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