Paul Feig confirmed that he will be directing the next sequel to the classic supernatural comedy movie Ghostbusters on his Twitter on Wednesday. Feig, the same man who directed the hit comedy films Bridesmaids and The Heat, expressed that “hilarious women” will be in the next Ghostbusters.
The talks to revive the famous horror comedy classic have been there for years. At that time Ivan Reitman, the original director of Ghostbusters, was set to direct the movie. But the death of one of its main actors, and fellow writer, Harold Ramis made Reitman decide not to direct the sequel. The future of Ghostbusters was in statis until Feig tweeted that he’ll be directing the movie. Then, this Vine by Jared Haftel quickly followed. Do as you will with it.
According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, Feig was in a meeting with Sony, but was a little hesitant at first towards taking on the project, thinking of where the film should pick up. Finally, Feig decided to take the movie into a whole new direction, casting women as the main characters.
In Feig’s own words: “My favorite thing to do is work with funny women. I was like, what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women? Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun.” He intends to bring this new cast into a new Ghostbusters universe.
The whole concept of the movie is totally out of the Ghostbuster universe. Feig believed that it is difficult to direct a great movie, noting that they’ll not do a remake, but their very own take on the classic film.