January 28, 2015
Who ya gonna call? Apparently, an all-female team of "Ghostbusters," according to a teaser on Twitter by director Paul Feig.
Feig posted a photo collage of the likely cast of his "Ghostbusters" spinoff on Tuesday.
It appears that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will star in the all-female reboot, which Feig announced will hit theaters in summer 2016.
In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 28, 2015
The Daily Beast reports that Feig confirmed that he’d be directing the project in October, with Katie Dippold writing the script.
That announcement came just a month after original "Ghostbusters" star Bill Murray gave his casting picks of McCarthy, Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone.
According to The Daily Beast:
Feig said that this reboot would unequivocally not be a sequel, and that the humans wouldn’t be afraid of ghosts at the start of the film because they haven’t encountered them yet. He also said the villain would be a convicted murderer—hopefully played by Peter Dinklage—who turns into a ghost during a botched execution.
This apparently will give Dinklage’s character the power to raise an army of ghost villains, which could be famous people throughout history.
The all-female reboot is receiving mixed reactions on Twitter:
I for one am excited by the upcoming all female Ghostbusters remake! For too long, ridding ghosts has been seen as a mans job #Trailblazers— Rhys Scully (@RhysScully) January 28, 2015
It's like my bigoted uncle warned me, "Allow gay marriage and there'll be severe flooding and female Ghostbusters."— GA Thomson (@gathoms) January 28, 2015