Ghostbusters has been an iconic franchise. The two movies featuring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis gained a cult-like following in the mid to late 80′s. Recently, rumors have consistently surfaced that the trio would reunite to film a third installment. The original feature film will enjoy a release back into theaters later this summer.
Those rumors began to unravel after the death of Ramis in February of this year. Since then, original director Ivan Reitman has backed out of the film. Rumors surrounding Aykroyd and Murray have been off and on but lately have become more off than anything. Reitman continues to put his support behind the project that has suddenly found a new life.
That new life is coming from director Paul Feig, who has shown interest in directing the film according to The Hollywood Reporter. Feig has been very successful lately having directed Bridesmaids and The Heat. He is currently working on the new movie Spy, staring Melissa McCarthy. In addition, fans will remember Feig as the man behind hit television show Freaks and Geeks.
Feig’s involvement and Reitman’s support are not the full story, however. The third film is rumored to pass the proton pack from the franchise’s original Ghostbusters to a new group. The biggest rumor has now surfaced that the new group will take a completely new direction.
Who you gonna call? Women…
That’s right, if the rumor mill proves true, the three newest Ghostbusters will be women. The addition of Feig to direct makes sense in that vein. Whether or not the movie can succeed with a primarily female cast is anyone’s guess. It may be just the change that the film needs to grab the full attention of a new generation of fans.
The film has potential. In all honesty, a twist to the cast by going with an all female group of Ghostbusters may be the best move yet. If Feig is truly on board to direct as well, this movie may be set to be a sleeper of a blockbuster at the box office.
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