Thursday, October 9, 2014

'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig officially set to direct female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

Sony has been trying to make a third Ghostbusters movie for a very long time, and it looks like they might finally getting one off the ground. However, it might not be what we initially thought it would be. A few months ago, director Paul Feig said that he was interested in directing a Ghostbusters 3 with an all-female cast. Bill Murray (who has been skeptical about another Ghostbusters film for years) said that he thought the idea was great, and even suggested a few stars for the cast (Emma Stone and Melissa McCarthy were mentioned). We never heard anything about the film for a while, but now, it appears that Feig has gotten the green light from Sony.

Feig, who has directed The Heat and Bridesmaids in the past, announced on Twitter yesterday that he is officially directing a female-led Ghostbusters movie.  Feig tweeted:

"It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters and writing it with @katiedippold and yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call." 

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Katie Dippold (The Heat, Parks and Recreation) will be penning the script. I'm not sure if this Ghostbusters film will be a reboot or a sequel, but I guarantee that Sony will be trying to do a shared universe a la Marvel. I'm more interested in this than Ghostbusters 3, but I still can't get that excited for this movie.

Image Credits: We Live Film, Ghostbusters Wikia

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