'Female-led' Ghostbusters reboot could have Bridesmaids director Paul Feig on board

It comes after original director, Ivan Reitman, pulled out of the project after Ghostbuster Harold Ramis died earlier this year

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In a dream come true for girls born in the Seventies and Eighties, the new Ghostbusters film is reported to be a female-led reboot with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm.

Though formal negotiations have yet to take place, Feig is favoured by Sony Pictures, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Talks are currently underway to finalise a team to spearhead the highly anticipated project, which won’t as previously thought, be a sequel.

Feig, who also directed 2013 Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy comedy film The Heat, is considering the role after original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman confirmed he will no longer be taking on the job.


Reitman said that his decision was influenced by the death of his close friend Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler in the first two films of the Eighties franchise and who died in February.

A script for a sequel, written for the original protagonists, was apparently penned by NBC’s The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg before Ramis died.

Though Dan Aykroyd has said that he is definitely behind the project, Bill Murray, who has just been confirmed as the voice of Baloo in a live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, has not yet stated his intention.

It is thought that production will start in early 2015, though rumours of a possible cast have not yet been circulating.