Oh Snap! Paul Feig Might Helm All-Female GHOSTBUSTERS 3
By Alicia Lutes on August 2, 2014
We’ve come a long way over the past few years, haven’t we? No longer are we afraid of ghosts, but that doesn’t mean we don’t deserve a third Ghostbusters film, right? Surely, with the right person in control of the situation, they’ll be able to scare up something good for us, yeah? I mean, heck, the promise of a female-fronted reboot of the series from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is likely to have a few people shaking in their boots. Yeah, you read that correctly: the helmer is in casual talks to bring back Slimer’s crew with a few changes in its genetic make-up.
The project has been a longstanding one, with the original Ghostbusters‘ director, Ivan Reitman, attached to direct. That was until March 18th, though, when he left and rumors pegged the ever-popular, seemingly unstoppable duo-du-jour, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to the whole thing. But apparently all that is a bunch of hogwash and/or poppycock, as The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that Feig is currently Sony’s first choice to tackle the Gene Stupnitsky/Lee Eisenberg-penned script that’s been floating around since 2011.
With Feig in the director’s chair, though, the possibility of the sequel/reboot/what-have-you going full-female feels fairly likely. After all, this is the man who arguably helped usher in Hollywood’s lightbulb/oh shit moment of “Hey, wait! Ladies can make movies that aren’t just rom-coms and they can be commercially viable!” with the aforementioned Bridesmaids. To say nothing with his other successes like The Heat. The man has also executive produced series like Nurse Jackie and Ronna and Beverly, so he knows a thing or two about championing funny women well — something I think we can agree is appreciated.
So — what do you think of this new, female-centric reboot plan for Ghostbusters 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!