Well we can put the rumors to bed. From the get go, we heard that Paul Feig was rebooting Ghostbuters, much to the chagrin of the classic’s fans. What started to rub said fans the wrong way was when it was announced that it would be an all female reboot.
Today, Feig announced that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones wild be the foursome to reignite the possible franchise.
“We’re not recreating the old movie, but we want to do just enough fun nods that the fans will go, ‘Oh, okay, they’re acknowledging that the other movie existed,’” Feig recently told Empire about his approach.
“I like to watch parodies, but I don’t want to do them because they’re too referential. Comedy that’s too referential has such a short shelf life, whereas comedy that’s based around characters will be relatable 2000 years from now because people won’t change that much.”