Bring it on. Lady Ghostbusters is the most interesting pitch for this franchise I've heard in a while.
Let me think of three hilarious women, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling. Sure, I guess it's possible. But they haven't exactly done great things on the big screen. If they were giving Ghostbusters they are smart enough to make it work.
But it will probably be more like another Bridesmaids.
Between this and the Spidey news, SONY sounds desperate. MIB 4 next?
Not a big problem with me, just curious if it will be a band new reboot or a continuation of the same universe. From Ackroyd's comments about a film and tv universe, should be interesting to see what they come up with. I don't think we'll ever see Murray don the proton-pack after his MTV awards stunt.
Thing about Ghostbusters is, it's a "dry wit" brand of humor. It's quips and smart dialogue. There was no toilet or lowbrow sex stuff (barring Venkman's close encounter in #1) in either 80's film. I should hope the new team realizes this.
I would prefer we don't get McCarthy at all, to be honest, because these days, "loogit how fat I am" is the only act she does.
I might end up wasting time and effort on this, but just incase this is 1 million percent actually happening......
Maybe (hopefully) it will be a direct to DVD release. I can only hope this is will spark interest in the franchise to pursue options in OTHER MEDIA (literally everything but live action film - theatrical or even direct to DVD). That's the only good thing I can see from this.
Winston Zedemore responds:
Ernie Hudson Isn't A Fan Of The All-Female GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot
I am going to have to be on the fence with this. I read some critics heard some podcasts and it does seem kinda cool for an SNL sketch, but the novelty of it doesn't have legs. It is kinda sexist too. Like Hudson kinda says is if there are females on the team, Cool, but all of them seems kinda stupid. I don't think it would go over too well for too long. Look at the "Housewives of. . ." shows, they're sterotypical and bad taste. Something I had to think about in terms of this now.
The movie has had a director, Reitman, attached for decades and there's been three sets of writers since this recent announcement. I don't think anything is going to change. Just some extra noise because it's the 30th anniversary. It's already suspicious how much of this announcement overlaps with the Reitman and Aykroyd's statements.
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