It’s been 30 years according to the anniversary doughnuts, but the appeal of Ghostbusters hasn’t wavered. It was one of the biggest hits imaginable back in 1984, and it remains a pop culture phenomenon and one of the best horror comedies ever put down on celluloid, paper, disc, or other display medium. The original made hundreds of millions of dollars, the sequel likewise made hundreds of millions of dollars, and every few years it seems that someone, usually Ivan Reitman, tries to get a third movie off the ground in the hopes of making another few hundred million dollars. Turns out, the next generation of ghost-busting will be handled by a new generation of writer and director. Paul Feig will be directing a female-centric Ghostbusters sequel (or possibly a reboot). Katie Dippold, who wrote The Heat with Feig, will return to the writer’s chair with him to create the next generation of Ghostbusters.
The list of possibles is a mile long and as star-studded as the original Ghostbusters lineup of Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, the late Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Among the many names mentioned are Emma Stone, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Linda Cardinelli, all of whom are great comic actresses who would be great in a Ghostbusters-style movie. Hopefully the end result will justify all the hype, and hopefully Kristen Wiig will get the Bill Murray role (or they just give it back to Bill Murray).
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