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Paul Feig might direct Ghostbusters 3 with an all-female cast

Aug. 4, 2014by:

Last month Dan Aykroyd said production on GHOSTBUSTERS 3 should start in spring of next year, and it looks like Sony is still trying to figure out what to do with the long-in-development project. The latest news from THR is Paul Feig is interested in directing GHOSTBUSTERS 3, and it will be a reboot focusing on an all-female Ghostbusters team.

Although sources say THE HEAT and BRIDESMAIDS director isn't a lock for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 and at this point there have only been informal conversations, Feig is apparently the front-runner to direct the reboot for Sony. In addition, some people believe a few of the women who have worked with Paul Feig before could end up starring in GHOSTBUSTERS 3, like Melissa McCarthy and/or Kristen Wiig.

I don't think this is a horrible idea, but I'm also not thrilled about this news either. I guess if it's going to be a reboot, Sony could still connect it to the previous movies by making the women daughters of the original Ghostbusters, however I'm a afraid an all-female Ghostbusters might feel a little too gimmicky. Not saying a Ghostbusters movie with a female team wouldn't work, but I doubt most of the reactions to this news is going to be positive.

Are you down with an all-female Ghostbusters team? If so, who would you like to see star in the reboot?

Source: THR

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10:23AM on 08/05/2014
I love how they constantly say it's filming soon but the story keeps completely changing. The perfect time for this was 1999 when it actually had a lot of people interested. We just wanted to see a story with the original cast in a new adventure, none of this passing of the torch crap that never works right. Bill Murray doesn't want anything to do with it, Harold Ramis passed away, just let it go. We have two great movies. Let this be the one franchise that doesn't get ruined.
I love how they constantly say it's filming soon but the story keeps completely changing. The perfect time for this was 1999 when it actually had a lot of people interested. We just wanted to see a story with the original cast in a new adventure, none of this passing of the torch crap that never works right. Bill Murray doesn't want anything to do with it, Harold Ramis passed away, just let it go. We have two great movies. Let this be the one franchise that doesn't get ruined.
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7:49AM on 08/05/2014

A$$H0l3

WHY DON'T JUST MAKE IT A PORN MOVIE, YOU DUMBASS!! if we want girl power, we just stick to k-pop shit...You are drunk, Feig. Go home and have a sleep.
WHY DON'T JUST MAKE IT A PORN MOVIE, YOU DUMBASS!! if we want girl power, we just stick to k-pop shit...You are drunk, Feig. Go home and have a sleep.
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7:49AM on 08/05/2014

I'm ok with this

As long as it's produced by
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As long as it's produced by
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7:18AM on 08/05/2014
They should do it with dogs, it would be great.
They should do it with dogs, it would be great.
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9:34PM on 08/05/2014
Your avatar being that of Barf makes this comment so much funnier than it already is!
Your avatar being that of Barf makes this comment so much funnier than it already is!
6:02AM on 08/05/2014
Like a tasty sandwich left out in the sun too long this project is getting more stale as the days go by. With this story though the mold has started to appear.
Like a tasty sandwich left out in the sun too long this project is getting more stale as the days go by. With this story though the mold has started to appear.
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11:26PM on 08/04/2014

If it was "Ghost NUT-busters" I'd see it.

It just seems like every time I hear news about another GB movie I make yet another mental groan. I just roll my eyes and think "can we leave that dead horse alone? No, don't take that bat - and that monkey wrench, just - put it DOWN! NO! NOOOOOOO!"
It just seems like every time I hear news about another GB movie I make yet another mental groan. I just roll my eyes and think "can we leave that dead horse alone? No, don't take that bat - and that monkey wrench, just - put it DOWN! NO! NOOOOOOO!"
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8:16PM on 08/04/2014

Yawn

It'll probably be cheaper to just go see this:

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It'll probably be cheaper to just go see this:

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7:54PM on 08/04/2014
If this reboot happens AND star McCarthy, I would live in denial of its existence for the rest of my life
If this reboot happens AND star McCarthy, I would live in denial of its existence for the rest of my life
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8:39PM on 08/04/2014
Same here. I never seen a movie of her's and I don't plan to either.
Same here. I never seen a movie of her's and I don't plan to either.
7:15PM on 08/04/2014

I'm Holding Out...

I'm holding out that this is just a bad rumour to get the fanboys riled up on the 'web, or I'm having a really, shitty dream!
I'm holding out that this is just a bad rumour to get the fanboys riled up on the 'web, or I'm having a really, shitty dream!
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6:36PM on 08/04/2014
I hope it stays a rumor.
I hope it stays a rumor.
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4:31PM on 08/04/2014
Old news Joblo... IGN covered this (to much outrage to say the least), about 3 days ago.
Old news Joblo... IGN covered this (to much outrage to say the least), about 3 days ago.
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4:27PM on 08/04/2014

meh

I almost want to say I'da rather see the original characters playd by different actors and this series rebooted.
I almost want to say I'da rather see the original characters playd by different actors and this series rebooted.
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3:52PM on 08/04/2014
So this would be like a Charlie's Angels kind of movie, but with ghosts? Nah...I think I'll pass
So this would be like a Charlie's Angels kind of movie, but with ghosts? Nah...I think I'll pass
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2:19PM on 08/04/2014
I don't know whats funnier in failure this or the female expendables....either way they are financial disasters waiting to happen and future "so bad its good" material. Wait let me guess they're gonna cast Melissa McCarthy to play a real fatty who cant even fit in the uniform or pass any of the physical tests and then just make 90 minutes worth of jokes off of that?
I don't know whats funnier in failure this or the female expendables....either way they are financial disasters waiting to happen and future "so bad its good" material. Wait let me guess they're gonna cast Melissa McCarthy to play a real fatty who cant even fit in the uniform or pass any of the physical tests and then just make 90 minutes worth of jokes off of that?
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2:09PM on 08/04/2014

This sounds disasterous

Why is it when Hollywood needs to shake things up, they always feel they need to do the complete opposite of whatever worked? I'm still annoyed that they felt "artistic" enough to have a black Perry White for 'Man Of Steel' (No, I'm not racist, I love that Laurence Fishburne was in it but that they still think casting a black actor is shaking things up). Now this, it sounds waaaaaay too gimmicky. Maybe its not such a good idea to have Dan Ackroyd involved in the writing, he's been far out of
Why is it when Hollywood needs to shake things up, they always feel they need to do the complete opposite of whatever worked? I'm still annoyed that they felt "artistic" enough to have a black Perry White for 'Man Of Steel' (No, I'm not racist, I love that Laurence Fishburne was in it but that they still think casting a black actor is shaking things up). Now this, it sounds waaaaaay too gimmicky. Maybe its not such a good idea to have Dan Ackroyd involved in the writing, he's been far out of the loop. Maybe this isn't such a good idea doing a 3rd one or rebooting. Some things should be left well enough alone.
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12:37PM on 08/04/2014

Keep Going ...

Make it as different as possible. The original is gold, classic status, so don't try to continue that (as they clearly cannot). This could be fun. The concept is maleable, just make it unique and don't riff off of old jokes, at all.
Sounds promising.
Make it as different as possible. The original is gold, classic status, so don't try to continue that (as they clearly cannot). This could be fun. The concept is maleable, just make it unique and don't riff off of old jokes, at all.
Sounds promising.
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12:28PM on 08/04/2014
And not a single fuck was given.
And not a single fuck was given.
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12:24PM on 08/04/2014

Let it go

I'm not sexist in any way but if you did a new GB film with all female leads there would be very people who would watch that. Leave it alone and stop this laziness of remakes and unnecessary sequels. Try coming up som proper imaginative ideas and let the classics be classics. It's a typical sign of how lazy Hollywood is now that instead of investing in new projects they'd rather churn out sequels that just don't need to be made - Christ even GB2 in my opinion is a pile of shit so let's not get
I'm not sexist in any way but if you did a new GB film with all female leads there would be very people who would watch that. Leave it alone and stop this laziness of remakes and unnecessary sequels. Try coming up som proper imaginative ideas and let the classics be classics. It's a typical sign of how lazy Hollywood is now that instead of investing in new projects they'd rather churn out sequels that just don't need to be made - Christ even GB2 in my opinion is a pile of shit so let's not get back on the bandwagon and trust Mr Murrays judgement
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11:55AM on 08/04/2014

Awesome!

Love this idea. I thought Bridesmaids and The Heat were both hysterical. I can only image the hilarity that will ensue with Paul Feig at the helm with a great female cast. I think this has some real opportunity.
Love this idea. I thought Bridesmaids and The Heat were both hysterical. I can only image the hilarity that will ensue with Paul Feig at the helm with a great female cast. I think this has some real opportunity.
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12:16PM on 08/04/2014
.....and you must be part of this whole elaborate joke. Am I right ?
.....and you must be part of this whole elaborate joke. Am I right ?
12:50PM on 08/04/2014
The Heat was a comedy? You learn something new everyday.
The Heat was a comedy? You learn something new everyday.
2:26PM on 08/04/2014
Bueller, Bueller?
Bueller, Bueller?
7:53AM on 08/05/2014
Of course, THE EAT was a comedy... The best one since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM !
Of course, THE EAT was a comedy... The best one since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM !
11:36AM on 08/04/2014
Ghostbustiers.
Ghostbustiers.
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11:26AM on 08/04/2014
This has to be a joke! Haha!
This has to be a joke! Haha!
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11:09AM on 08/04/2014
Fuckin' dumb. I'm sorry, but the main demographic in the Ghostbusters audience is not women. I'm all for a balance of both genders in the film, but not like this. It's not a female-only focused brand of humor.
Fuckin' dumb. I'm sorry, but the main demographic in the Ghostbusters audience is not women. I'm all for a balance of both genders in the film, but not like this. It's not a female-only focused brand of humor.
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10:48AM on 08/04/2014

Let it go

I'm not sexist in any way but if you did a new GB film with all female leads there would be very people who would watch that. Leave it alone and stop this laziness of remakes and unnecessary sequels. Try coming up som proper imaginative ideas and let the classics be classics. It's a typical sign of how lazy Hollywood is now that instead of investing in new projects they'd rather churn out sequels that just don't need to be made - Christ even GB2 in my opinion is a pile of shit so let's not get
I'm not sexist in any way but if you did a new GB film with all female leads there would be very people who would watch that. Leave it alone and stop this laziness of remakes and unnecessary sequels. Try coming up som proper imaginative ideas and let the classics be classics. It's a typical sign of how lazy Hollywood is now that instead of investing in new projects they'd rather churn out sequels that just don't need to be made - Christ even GB2 in my opinion is a pile of shit so let's not get back on the bandwagon and trust Mr Murrays judgement
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10:29AM on 08/04/2014
I'm sure Bill Murray is having quite the laugh right now....why all female? Why not both? Seems more comedy opportunities with a mix gender cast, but why even make a sequel 22 years later?
I'm sure Bill Murray is having quite the laugh right now....why all female? Why not both? Seems more comedy opportunities with a mix gender cast, but why even make a sequel 22 years later?
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10:29AM on 08/04/2014
Dumb
Dumb
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9:21AM on 08/04/2014

Melissa McCarthy vs Slimer

"Slimer, if you don't get back in that containment field I'm going to suck you into a shop vacuum and blow you up an elephants ass where you will be dining on elephant turds and your new name will be shitster"
"Slimer, if you don't get back in that containment field I'm going to suck you into a shop vacuum and blow you up an elephants ass where you will be dining on elephant turds and your new name will be shitster"
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2:25PM on 08/04/2014
I think you just nailed her entire career, one sorry and sad joke one after the other, followed by 2 dbl cheese hamburgers!!
I think you just nailed her entire career, one sorry and sad joke one after the other, followed by 2 dbl cheese hamburgers!!
9:00AM on 08/04/2014
What does Feig have against male comedians in lead roles?
What does Feig have against male comedians in lead roles?
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7:48AM on 08/05/2014
He's a lesbian
He's a lesbian
8:59AM on 08/04/2014
Let's say I'm surprised to hear this news. At least it's not another news about the new Ghostbusters would begin production this and that. About all female casts? We'll see about that. It's a fresh take alright but that depends on who would be cast. Now this is just me but not Melissa McCarthy, please.
Let's say I'm surprised to hear this news. At least it's not another news about the new Ghostbusters would begin production this and that. About all female casts? We'll see about that. It's a fresh take alright but that depends on who would be cast. Now this is just me but not Melissa McCarthy, please.
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8:51AM on 08/04/2014
This movie, in all possible incarnations, needs to go away. Nobody wants to see 50% of the Ghostbusters return with a new cast consisting of this modern generation of actors. Nobody wants a reboot. Nobody wants to see an alternate, all female version. Just let the fucker die already.
This movie, in all possible incarnations, needs to go away. Nobody wants to see 50% of the Ghostbusters return with a new cast consisting of this modern generation of actors. Nobody wants a reboot. Nobody wants to see an alternate, all female version. Just let the fucker die already.
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8:51AM on 08/04/2014
From the sound of it IGN made this up.

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From the sound of it IGN made this up.

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8:47AM on 08/04/2014
OK, I'm not saying I think this is a good idea. I don't. But it does seem like the closest thing I've heard to a good idea regarding this franchise since Harold Ramis died. I think Paul Feig could make a competent female-led Ghostbusters. Maybe even a good one, if he pulled another Bridesmaids and picked comediennes and actresses that actually felt like they would work together. Seeing Ray Stanz and Winston Zeddemore and a bunch of new recruits interests me less than this idea does.
OK, I'm not saying I think this is a good idea. I don't. But it does seem like the closest thing I've heard to a good idea regarding this franchise since Harold Ramis died. I think Paul Feig could make a competent female-led Ghostbusters. Maybe even a good one, if he pulled another Bridesmaids and picked comediennes and actresses that actually felt like they would work together. Seeing Ray Stanz and Winston Zeddemore and a bunch of new recruits interests me less than this idea does.
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8:43AM on 08/04/2014
Can somebody just tie up Aykroyd and dump him where he'll never be found? I'm sick of his bullshit about another Ghostbusters movie. No one wants to watch it and no one wants to help him make it.
Can somebody just tie up Aykroyd and dump him where he'll never be found? I'm sick of his bullshit about another Ghostbusters movie. No one wants to watch it and no one wants to help him make it.
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8:40AM on 08/04/2014
Well I guess this isn't any worse of an idea than any others. The magic of the Ghostbusters was caused by all of those guys working together. It cannot be replicated or transplanted with a half-assed comedienne like Melissa McCarthy leading the group now. I just wish this movie would fucking die already!
Well I guess this isn't any worse of an idea than any others. The magic of the Ghostbusters was caused by all of those guys working together. It cannot be replicated or transplanted with a half-assed comedienne like Melissa McCarthy leading the group now. I just wish this movie would fucking die already!
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8:40AM on 08/04/2014
I'm all for female-led genre films and Lord knows we need more of those in Hollywood, but I just don't think Ghostbusters is the right fit for that idea. It really seems like they've got no idea where to take a project that should be quietly put to rest and are banging their heads against the wall. Surely there are better options for a female-centric sci-fi action comedy than a franchise so many fans consider to be sacrosanct, seeing as an all-female Ghostbusters film would prevent any of the
I'm all for female-led genre films and Lord knows we need more of those in Hollywood, but I just don't think Ghostbusters is the right fit for that idea. It really seems like they've got no idea where to take a project that should be quietly put to rest and are banging their heads against the wall. Surely there are better options for a female-centric sci-fi action comedy than a franchise so many fans consider to be sacrosanct, seeing as an all-female Ghostbusters film would prevent any of the original members from being a part of the team.
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8:36AM on 08/04/2014

Just go fuck yourself

They just don't get it do they? The appeal to Ghostbusters wasn't the concept of comedians fighting ghosts (Aykroyd likes to cite Abbot & Costello), it was that Bill Goddamn Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson worked together. Sure cool shit happened in the movie, but the magic was those guys. Just fucking stop it.
They just don't get it do they? The appeal to Ghostbusters wasn't the concept of comedians fighting ghosts (Aykroyd likes to cite Abbot & Costello), it was that Bill Goddamn Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson worked together. Sure cool shit happened in the movie, but the magic was those guys. Just fucking stop it.
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8:35AM on 08/04/2014
Hopefully it's not too long before we get a 'Charlie's Angels' reboot starring three hot male leads taking orders from a sexy female voice on speaker phone?
Hopefully it's not too long before we get a 'Charlie's Angels' reboot starring three hot male leads taking orders from a sexy female voice on speaker phone?
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8:31AM on 08/04/2014
No thanks. I don't want a 'Bridesmaids' themed version of Ghostbusters. Especially with McCarthy, who was been playing the same old, tired buffoon In every single role of hers.

Just wish this film would just die already.
No thanks. I don't want a 'Bridesmaids' themed version of Ghostbusters. Especially with McCarthy, who was been playing the same old, tired buffoon In every single role of hers.

Just wish this film would just die already.
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8:43AM on 08/04/2014
"Just wish this film would just die already."

AMEN
"Just wish this film would just die already."

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2:22PM on 08/04/2014
spot on man, spot on, just give this project up
spot on man, spot on, just give this project up
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