Fans have been wondering for years whether or not another Ghostbusters movie would happen, but now the reboot is finally starting to come together with The Heat writer Katie Dippold reteaming with Paul Feig.
She wrote the comedy (which starred Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy) with the director and as that was a pretty big success, the fact that they are collaborating on the third Ghostbusters movie probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Feig came on board to rejuvenate the project in August.
Before that, the plan was to bring back the original team (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis), but issues with the script would see it delayed again and again, and while there was for some time talk of focusing on a new generation, Ramis’ sad death and the fact that original director Ivan Reitman left the project stalled it.
This take on Ghostbusters will put the focus on an all-female team and will apparently have no connections to the previous films as the plan is to instead launch a new series. Feig of course is no stranger to female-led comedies (which appeal just as much to men as they do women) as he also helmed Bridesmaids.
The site that broke the news add that, “Dippold’s hiring will buttress the female voice as the script is rehauled.” She also recently finished writing The Heat 2, and has worked on Parks and Recreation.
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.