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Paul Feig Wants to Make Female ‘Ghostbusters’ a Reality

Paul Feig Wants to Make Female ‘Ghostbusters’ a Reality


Paul Feig is reportedly in talks to write, produce and direct a female-driven reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the 1984 spook-chasing film and its 1989 sequel, was originally slated to helm Ghostbusters 3, but stepped down from the job in March.

Reitman, who helped co-write the script for the latest film and had to tweak the storyline when original actor Harold Ramis, who was set for a small role in the movie, died in February, has stayed on as a producer, but executives at Sony Pictures are now hoping to bring Bridesmaids director Feig on board to re-write the script from Etan Cohen for a female-focused version of the classic movie franchise, according to The

Ramis’ co-star Dan Aykroyd, who was also slated to return for Ghostbusters 3, would possibly stay on as a producer in Feig’s film, but it is unclear if he will appear on screen.

Fellow original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson have yet to sign on to the new project.

Would you be excited to see a team of female Ghostbusters come to the big screen?

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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