Paul Feig to direct Ghostbusters reboot?

Sony planning fresh start with female-led cast

The Ghostbusters 3 saga continues to rumble on and on, with Variety reporting that Sony has been in discussion with Paul Feig to occupy the director’s chair.

Interestingly enough, the report goes on to claim that the film will not be a sequel, as had previously been reported, but will instead be a total reboot of the franchise.

According to Variety, the new film will position a group of comedy actresses in the ghostbusting roles, with a new script to be written from scratch.

That would certainly seem to fit with Feig’s MO, after his success with the likes of Bridesmaids and The Heat, although we would hope that there’s still room for Dan Aykroyd in there somewhere…

The report does mention that official negotiations have yet to take place between director and studio, so nothing has been set in stone as yet. Given the frequency of Ghostbusters rumours over the past decade or so, we won’t hold our breath…

Would Feig be a good fit for the project? Tell us, below!

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    • Gimmeshelter

      Aug 4th 2014, 10:02

      NO, just NO . A female Ghostbusters would not work . I will boycott that film out of morals if Melissa McCarthy is in it. She's not funny and Paul Feig's films are worse, just poor fart jokes is not what this franchise is about. Edgar Wright would be a far better choice for something like this.

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    • slipperyeel

      Aug 4th 2014, 13:11

      Nah. Wouldn't bother.

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    • nickblack

      Aug 4th 2014, 19:47

      My dream cast mellisa macarthy Rebel Wilson kristen wig wanda sykes/Gabourey Sidibe Now that's an award winning film.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2014, 0:44

      Jesus Christ why can't they just leave Ghostbusters alone :-(

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    • QuietLife

      Aug 5th 2014, 8:02

      @nickblack I'm very sorry Nick, but I'm almost certain (Golden Raspberry's aside) this movie will not win any awards. Unless I totally missed your sarcasm of course.

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    • slipperyeel

      Aug 5th 2014, 10:35

      I was hoping that was sarcasm as well. But you know that cast would be exactly what the studio will want - throwing in a token hot chick as well.

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