We have watched and waited. When would we get another Ghostbusters? Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, has confirmed that he’s working with Parks and Recreation writer Katie Dippold on the script. Oh, and before you break out the Bill Murray shirts, it is going to star hilarious women.
For now, that’s the extent of what we know about the cast. It is unclear if the stars of the 1984 film will be making cameos. You have to imagine at least Bill Murray will show in some capacity. Come on Bill, we need you in this. At least for a few minutes.
Feig’s tweet confirmed the all-female lead cast that had been rumored.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
Bill Murray also lent his support to the idea of an all-female Ghostbuster team. He told the Toronto Star: “I’m fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits too.”
Like any reboot, fan reaction was both excited and more than a bit anxious. People hailed the idea of female leads taking up the cause, but were concerned about the reaction. Most know it has to be spot-on or the fanbase will go nuts.
Some lamented Hollywood’s lust for rebooting franchises. People don’t like their childhood memories being messed with, even if they equal giant paydays for Hollywood studios.
In addition to a possible Bill Murray cameo, Dan Aykroyd will be lending his help to the franchise. He is said to be a producer on the film, and wants to create a Ghostbuster franchise that lasts for decades. Sadly, Harold Ramis, the third member of the team, died in February at the age of 69. You have to think he will be remembered in the film as a tribute.
So, Ghostbusters is confirmed, but that’s all the information we have for now. Casting and release date will break at a later date once the script is finished.
What are your thoughts on possible casting? Grab the Parks and Recreation crew, or maybe a combination of the Bridesmaid cast? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.