‘Ghostbusters’ with Women? Sony Looks to Revamp Movie with Director Paul Feig

By August 3, 2014

Ironically, another Ghostbusters film is a Hollywood idea that just won’t die. I gave up caring about this movie a long time ago, sometime after about the tenth time that star Dan Aykroyd claimed it was gearing up for production. But here’s a new blip in the long, tedious development of this movie that might actually get some people excited to see what Sony does with it: Variety reports that the studio is looking to reboot the franchise with an all-female cast, and they’re courting Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig to direct.

It’s so early that no negotiations have even taken place yet, but reportedly the studio has its eye on Feig for the director’s chair. Variety’s sources say this will be a “total reboot,” which conflicts with earlier reports of a Ghostbusters 3, and apparently the script is being rewritten (again) from scratch.


This movie has been kicking around since at least 2008, when “The Office” writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were brought on to write a script for a sequel. Since then, Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen has taken a pass at the script, and with the passing of Harold Ramis earlier this year, the whole thing looked like it might not happen after all when would-be director Ivan Reitman backed out. No word yet on a timeline for this new iteration of Ghostbusters, but since the studio has waited this long already, I’m guessing they’ll be willing to wait a couple more years for Feig’s schedule to clear up if they’re really serious about him being the man for the job.

More importantly, though, what do you think about the concept of an all-female Ghostbusters squad? Which comedians do you think would be the most fun to watch suit up?

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  • IchibanB

    I just want a good Ghostbusters movie, I could care less if they’re all women or not. That’s not a selling point for me.