Thursday, October 9, 2014

There Will Be An All Female Ghostbusters Movie

Rumors have abounded regarding just what the hell the next movie in the Ghostbusters franchise would be for a long time now, and we finally have our answer.  Sometime in the near future you will enter a theater not to see aging Dan Aykroyd informing you of ghost-trap emptying procedures with a knowing wink at the camera.  In fact, there will be no Dan Aykroyd at all.

That is because your new ghost busting team will this time be composed of nothing but "hilarious women" and if you are gonna do a new Ghostbusters, why not make it something new?

That's exactly what recently confirmed director of the new project Paul Feig, who you may remember as the director of the absolutely hilarious Bridesmaids is teaming up with Parks and Rec writer Katie Dippold to make a comedy dream duo.

Just like Slimer and Rick

Feig confirmed yesterday on Twitter, after much rumor-mongering around his involvement, that he would indeed be the guy to take on the challenge.

So the grounds have been set to at least not try and destroy the legacy of one of the funniest movies ever made (well, at least not as much as Ghostbusters 2 did) and now the question remaining is what "hilarious women" will take the reigns?

Well, none other than Peter Venkman himself had some ideas, as Bill Murray recently commented in an interview who he thought would be a few good suggestions including: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone.  Good choices Bill, and might we all suggest that Ms. Wiig be the new Venkman parallel?  It's perfect that way.

Stone was said to have passed on the project, but that was last year, before Feig was involved. At the time, Ghostbusters 3 was still trapped in the years-long process of Dan Aykroyd writing and rewriting scripts in an effort to get Murray on board.

Aykroyd and original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman are rumored to be involved with the new film, probably as producers.

Now for the most important question: Is Slimer involved?  No Slimer, no dice.

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