Paul Feig Re-Teaming with ‘Heat’ Writer for Female-Centric ‘Ghostbusters’

Paul Feig Re-Teaming with 'Heat' Writer

Sony’s female-led reboot of its “Ghostbusters” franchise is gaining momentum with “The Heat” writer Katie Dippold re-teaming with director Paul Feig.

Feig confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter:

Dippold will write the script with Feig, who became attached to the project in August.

“Ghostbusters 3″ was initially supposed to be directed by Ivan Reitman, the director of the original “Ghostbusters” and its 1989 follow-up, “Ghostbusters II,” but he dropped out in March. Feig proposed that the franchise be rebooted with female leads.

Reitman is producing the new “Ghostbusters.” Feig and his Feigco Entertainment partner Jessie Henderson will executive produce.

Dippold has written a sequel to “The Heat,” which starred Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. Feig is also re-teaming with McCarthy to direct her latest comedy “Spy,” which is slated for a Memorial Day 2015 release.

Dippold is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.

News about Dippold was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

 

 

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  1. LOL says:

    An all-female cast means that this his movie will lack ghoulies, for obvious reasons. You kinda need that in a Ghostbusters film.

  2. Max Mielecki says:

    Sounds interesting enough. If Sony has their heart set on a reboot then I don’t care if the leads are male, female, or klingon as long as they’re funny.

  3. Kevin says:

    Ghostbusters did not/does not require a remake. Reitman/Ramis nailed it the first time around.

  4. Max says:

    I don’t get it. The ONLY reason why this film was getting a lot of attention was because of hopes to see Ramis, Murray, and Akroyd back together with the wit and ideas of Ramis and Reitman. For some reason the current project leaders think it’s the idea of people chasing ghosts that everyone wants to see. They’re losing sight of things.

    I see this project going straight to Netflix.

  5. DSykes says:

    While I disagree with the hysterics of many people. I do find an ‘All-Girls’ Ghostbusters to be a cheap gimmick. If you’re going to reboot the series, just reboot and recast. There’s no reason the group of four couldn’t have been split 2-2 or 3-1 in gender. Just get the four best personalities for the roles, don’t waste time worrying about their sex or colour.

  6. bolted4life says:

    I will not see it. I rather watch the original.

  7. Barron says:

    When is Thelma and Louise going to be remade with 2 men?

  8. Buckley says:

    Why? why? why? why?whywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhyGodwhy? They are going ruin a great movie with some junky politics. *whines into hands*

  9. Leon says:

    Awful news. This is the worst idea ever. Way to Suck hollywood. Paul Fiege your are an awful human being. Force feeding a female version of a classic will ruin Ghostbusters for ever!!!!! BOYCOTT THIS NOW!!!!!!

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