New Ghostbusters movie hires 'The Heat' screenwriter with Paul Feig directing
Since word got out that there was to be a new Ghostbusters movie made, it seems like there has been an endless road of detours. Now, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.
At the beginning of the year it was announced that Paul Feig— who directed the hugely entertaining Bridesmaids and last years The Heat— will direct this so called reboot. Originally earmarked as a reuniting of the original crew with an eye to introducing a new team of fresh faced ghost-getters, those plans seem to have changed somewhat. Feig’s plan now is to have a female team of Ghostbusters band together to, well, do the same thing that the previous team did.
A concept that may not go down too well with die-hard Ghostbuster fanatics, it could, on the other hand, open the spectrum of the franchise to a larger fan base— something studios always want to hear. To help achieve his goal, Feig has turned to someone he has successfully worked with in the past, The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold, who will co-write the new Ghostbusters movie with Feig.
Feig has certainly proven himself to be particularly adept at casting and guiding films such as Bridesmaids and having The Heat writer on board here will hopefully bring some great new material to the table.