After decades of trying to get a sequel off the ground, we’re finally getting a new Ghostbusters — just don’t expect to see any of the old team this time around.
Katie Dippold (The Heat, Parks and Recreation) is reteaming with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) for the new Ghostbusters film, which will now focus on a female ghost-hunting team. As we'd heard before, it will reportedly not be connected to the original two films and is intended to launch a new franchise.
Fans had been holding out hope that original stars Dan Akyroyd, Bill Murray and (the recently departed) Harold Ramis might return for one last hurrah, but it seems the studio has now decided they’ll have better luck capitalizing on the property and putting a Bridesmaids-y spin on it. It could definitely work, much as that revitalized 21 Jump Street has been a breakout hit.
If nothing else, it’s good the studio has finally decided which direction they want to take the franchise in the future — and if Feig and Dippold tap into their existing talent pool of fantastic comedic actresses, this could make for one heck of a funny movie. We just want some new Ghostbusters, y'all.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
Who is in your dream cast? Do you agree with Bill Murray that they should go with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone and Linda Cardellini?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)