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Paul Feig isn't going to be rebooting anything else

08.08.2016

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Paul Feig is done with the hassle of rebooting a movie like GHOSTBUSTERS, widely regarded as a classic to large swaths of fans and an entire generation of movie-goers. After meeting the vitriol many had for his take on the material head-on for a number of months, Feig has decided that it'll be nothing but original material from here on out for him.

In a new interview with The Huffington Post, Feig was asked if he'd be interested in putting his stamp on any other established properties or franchises, to which he replied, "No, no, no. No, I will not. This one was just too tempting because I knew we could do something with it that was exciting.”

However, if the haters somehow think they've beaten Feig down with their harshness towards the movie, they're sorely mistaken. You see, this version of GHOSTBUSTERS was never meant for that audience, and the approach Feig took towards the franchise in casting four comedians as the title squad has been validated by those who have embraced it. 

“It’s such a validation for the years of false controversy. Up until then it was me just dealing with a bunch of angry dudes. There’s a whole generation of kids and young people who didn’t have their own ‘Ghostbusters,’ who, to them, even though it’s a great movie, it’s an old movie. I don’t know why all this was controversy leading up to this, because heroes are heroes. It doesn’t matter what gender they are."

There is an entire generation of kids right now who have their own GHOSTBUSTERS and have been inspired by the actions of this new team. Speaking from personal experience, I have seen my daughter go off playing with the neighborhood kids, pretending to be a Ghostbuster, something she hadn't done before - even having seen the original. That one in 1984 was for us. This one was for them. You don't necessarily have to like it as we all get a little older and change is happening around us, but you really should try to understand it. 

 

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