Paul Feig in Talks to Direct ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot With Women #MMBComic
Paul Feig is
being courted to direct and produce a “Ghostbusters” comedy reboot.
Feig is not helming “Ghostbusters 3″ or another sequel,
in any sense of the word, as has been incorrectly reported.
The movie is a total reboot most likely with female characters
played by comedic actresses in the ghostbusting roles, according to sources.
The script will be written from scratch.
Feig, who is best known for helming the comedy hits
“Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” has been in conversation with Sony to direct the
project. However, no formal negotiations have taken place yet. Sony declined to
Feig is also re-teaming with Melissa McCarthy to direct her
latest comedy “Spy,” which is slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release. The
director has several new scripts in development at Fox that will likely be
ready to go while he’s at work on “Spy” so this “Ghostbusters” femme reboot will
not necessarily be his next film.
“Ghostbusters 3″ was initially supposed to be directed by Ivan
Reitman, the director of the original “Ghostbusters” and its 1989 follow-up,
“Ghostbusters II,” but he dropped out in March. It’s unclear whether another director
will be chosen for that project or if this reboot will take its place.
“Men in Black 3″ writer Etan Cohen was brought on broad in 2012
to redraft “Ghostbusters 3.” “The Office” scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene
Stupnitsky were hired in 2008 to revive the blockbuster franchise.