Sony Eyes Paul Feig to Direct “Ghostbusters” Reboot
For years, speculation has been going on for a possible third installment of the ’80s cult favorite “Ghostbusters.” Now, however, fans of the “Ghostbusters” can cling on to a ray of hope. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is currently eyeing director Paul Feig to direct a “Ghostbusters” reboot. Read on to learn more about this story.
Contrary to previous speculations, the newest installment to the “Ghostbusters” films will not be a sequel of the previous two films, but a reboot. This reboot will also feature an all-new female “Ghostbusters” team. Some of the original team members, such as Dan Aykroyd, will be featured in the movie. However, the film will focus on the new team.
Originally, a third installment was supposed to be directed by the original “Ghostbusters” director, Ivan Reitman. However, according to Deadline, he left the project on March 18, 2014, after the death of Harold Raimis — one of the original “Ghostbusters” who portrayed Dr. Egon Spengler.
Paul Feig is no stranger to directing all female comedies, as he has films such as Kristen Wiig’s comedy “Bridesmaids” (2011) and the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock comedy “The Heat” (2013) under his belt. Currently, he is working once again with Melissa McCarthy, as the director of the film “Spy,” which will be released in 2015. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, no formal negotiations have taken place yet, although the director has shown his interest in the project.
The original “Ghostbusters” film was released in 1984, while its sequel was released in 1989. Both films were directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Bill Marray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Raimis as the three original “Ghostbusters.” The films featured the “Ghostbusters” team, who, together with Slimer, their ghost friend, fought and rid the city of ghosts and the paranormal. The comedy films became such hits that two animated series spawned from the original films.
Deadline has reported that the reboot will start filming in early 2015.
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