Look Out For An All-Female Ghostbusters Remake
If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Not any men, that's for sure, if Hollywood has its way. According to insider mag The Hollywood Reporter, Melissa McCarthy has already signed up for the remake of Ghostbusters, and the producers are currently negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon - meaning that they're gunning for an all-female team.
The reboot of the massive 80's hit film has been mired in Development Hell for a while, so it's good to see it coming back to life. Original director Ivan Reitman was slated to return, but while original castmembers Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had agreed to reprise their characters, Bill Murray wasn't up for it.
When Reitman walked away when Ramis died last year, it looked as if the project would be abandoned - but when the idea was mooted that, hey, women could bust ghosts as well as any man, Feig jumped at the chance to direct and the film was back on. Shooting is expected to begin in New York this summer, so expect things to move very quicky from here on in.