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