Paul Feig's All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Lands 'The Heat' Writer
Right at the end of the summer, some big news surfaced reporting that Sony Pictures had hired Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to be at the helm of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot. However, speaking about the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, Dan Aykroyd cautioned that a script still needed to be written. Well, now that time has come as THR reports Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind Feig's buddy cop comedy The Heat, has been hired to write the film that will not be connected to the first two Ghostbusters movies, but will launch a new series. This still sounds like the best possible approach to keeping Ghostbusters alive.
Dippold just finished writing a sequel to The Heat as well, but she has plenty more experience on television having written on over 50 episodes of "Mad TV," not to mention scripting seven episodes of "Parks & Recreation." Her experience with The Heat combined with her latter experience in the ensemble comedy series on NBC starring Amy Poehler makes her a perfect fit for Ghostbusters. Hell, it would be great if Poehler actually ended up being part of the cast. Bill Murray recently proposed Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig as good female Ghostbusters, though I could use a break from the former in the comedy world. Anyway, it sounds like this reboot is slowly coming together. Sound good?