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Sony Hiring 'Bridesmaids' Director for Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

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August 2, 2014
Source: Variety

Ghostbusters / Paul Feig

With as troubled and arduous the path to making Ghostbusters 3 has been for years now, the latest report about Sony Pictures reviving the paranormal comedy classic sounds like the best idea yet. Variety has word that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig is currently being lined up by the studio to direct and produce a Ghostbusters reboot with a cast of female characters played be comedic actresses. However, that doesn't mean Ghostbsuters 3 is entirely dead as the trade notes, "It’s unclear whether another director will be chosen for that project or if this reboot will take its place." We hope the latter is the case.

As successful as all the female led films like The Hunger Games and Divergent have been lately, not to mention all the success Feig has had with his aforementioned female driven comedies, this is just a great idea. I'm already envisioning Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Ghostbusters suits, but there's plenty of other names who would be great like Emma Stone (who was previously rumored for a role in Ghostbusters 3), Rashida Jones, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Brie Larson, Cobie Smulders, Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and probably many more I can't think of right now. Melissa McCarthy has been left out intentionally because we need a break after Tammy.

Honestly, with Harold Ramis dead and Bill Murray seemingly having no interest in the film, this seems like the best course of action. The question is whether the film has ties to the original franchise or if they decide just to be a complete reboot with no mythology whatsoever in play. One thing's for sure, this reboot won't be using the Ghostbusters 3 script, and a new screenplay will be written from scratch. That doesn't necessarily mean Dan Aykroyd or Ernie Hudson couldn't still have cameos, but it does seem to hint at a new film that doesn't exist in the same world as the original 1984 film. Anyway, Paul Feig has been retweeting people talking about this news, so it seems to be true. We'll just have to sit back and see how it all plays out. Sony should probably register the title Ghostbustiers just to be safe. Thoughts?

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  • CoolwhipSpecial
    Good news? You think this is good news?
    • OfficialJab
      Sure
  • Jon Odishaw
    What...
  • blindexecutioner
    Ugh...
  • Seph Matienzo
    how about no
  • Brian Sleider
    Feel like a better idea would be a reboot with a cast of both male and female and keep any romance shit out of it.
  • Christopher Roberts
    Guys don't you know that the internet is full of boys and they think girls are icky? They don't want to see a Ghostbusters with women. Women are only in movies to take their tops off and keep their mouths shut. If you let he be the center of the films all the little boys on the internets will lose their minds.
    • John MaFukin Hodgson
      Male comics make everyone laugh. Female comics usually only make humour geared towards other women, and the stuff that is funny is Will Farrel slap stick type shit, which I do enjoy.. Just not in a Ghostbusters movie... That comment shows exactly what’s wrong. Because any form of appropriate criticism is ultimately overshadowed by “you feel threated by women”. It’s not an argument, it’s an assumption that derails almost any thoughtful discussion and turns it into a “you don’t like it because you’re a boy/girl” mudfight.
  • yeah right
    It could work. I've already imagined them being students at the university the original ghostbusters teach at. At being older and scared of today's ghost they refuse and the girls step in! It could work!
  • DAVIDPD
    What the WHAT!
  • Have Hope
    WHAT?!!!! ha
  • Maxx
    I'd watch that film.
  • MrFoo
    Just...I mean...no...just no. Poor Ramis is spinning in his grave.
  • Dustin Asher
    Also wouldn't mind the participation of Wendi Mclendon-Covey and/or Ellie Kemper.
  • Howell Selburn
    Just as long as they keep Melissa MCCarthy Far far FAR away!
  • grimjob
    Good God. I feel like this would be more of a parody than a remake/reboot/whateverthefuck. Especially with McCarthy involved, which you know she will be. Horrible idea and I hope it tanks.
  • cobrazombie
    I don't care what they do with this awful idea, just don't give it the Ghostbusters name or branding.
  • ds NYC
    I love how everyone rags on Melissa McCarthey when you know she is the only one mentioned above who is more or less already cast in the movie. I can see the below happening/already being pitched to execs: -Melissa McCarthey -Emma Stone (Alison Brie 2nd choice) -Kristin Wiig (Lizzy Caplan 2nd choice) -Rashida Jones (Maya Rudolph 2nd choice)
  • Chuckee Knowlton
    Hey thanks a lot for planting that bad seed in their heads! Actually, I'm kidding. I don't think it would be such a bad idea at all. Then again, I was never a big fan of Ghostbusters anyway.
    • http://www.pixelgeddon.com/ Shane Stevens
      Because when you're not a fan of source material you don't care how big of a shit they take on it, right? That right there is an indicator of how much value your opinion is to anyone.
      • Chuckee Knowlton
        Relax man, calm down and have a drink of something. Try not to get so emotional about a silly movie and you'll live a lot longer and be much happier. There have been plenty of movies that I love, have horrible remakes out of them and you know what? They don't do anything to the original movie. I still enjoy watching them. A remake, or a sequel or prequel makes absolutely NO difference to me. If it's good, then great, if it's bad, I never have to watch it again and my enjoyment of the original remains. I hear they are considering a sequel or something to Bladerunner. A movie in my top 10 list (if I actually had one) and I couldn't care less if they do a remake. How in the world could that hurt Bladerunner. It might actually be great so let them do it. Just do me a favour and calm down on the rhetoric son. It's only making you angry and it's not healthy for you.
  • Bl00dwerK
    Wasn't planning on seeing it but now I'm REALLY not planning on seeing it...
  • Eggyweggs
    What next, a remake of BTTF with disabled actors. This is just PC bullshit and nothing more. Who ya gonna call, TokenBusters!
  • capitandelespacio
    All I have to say is... screw this.
  • http://www.pixelgeddon.com/ Shane Stevens
    oh look, another trainwreck idea brought to you by hollywood and sony pictures. At this point I'm not suprised by the sheer volume of stupid being created.
  • avconsumer2
    While not a terrible idea... I feel this franchise is done at this point.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    words cant begin to describe how insulting this is.
  • SkyNet300
    Wow what a terrible idea! All female cast.....Bahahahaha I'm not even angry because this is hilariously bad sounding.
  • Rizzle
    If it has no ties to the other movies, it's pointless to make other than to create a new generation of cult following like they're attempting to do and failing with TNMT. They'd be better off rebooting and making a new cartoon series for the kids.
  • John MaFukin Hodgson
    Let's look at it like this. The majority of the folks that want to pay to see a Ghostbuster movie, Male or female? I think everyone would agree, by a landslide, male. That being said, would it be wise to have nothing the biggest fraction of fans can relate to in you're movie? I think that's a no-brainer no! Why not something everyone can relate to? Two guys, Two girls... I think that's fair (the militant feminists may not agree).. Could save you from a flop... What are some of everyone's ideas for a cast? I think Emma stone (the tough girl eager to prove herself), Seth Rogan (The nuclear physicist that's good for a laugh (Winston and Egon moulded into one)) Brie Alison (the smart, sorta clumsy. nervous girl) and maybe Paul Rudd (Peter Venkman type character).. Just some thoughts..

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