Ghostbusters 3 director Paul Feig has confirmed on Twitter that the reboot will centre around an all-female team.
Responding to the rumours, he wrote "Yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call."
Feig will reunite with The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold to co-write the script, their 2013 buddy cop comedy having been a box office success (in spite of average reviews).
A reboot of the 80s franchise has been mooted for some time, with original actor Bill Murray saying he wasn't interested in returning to it but liked the idea of a new female trio.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
"It sounds great to me, it sounds as good an idea as any other," he told the Toronto Star. "There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapour.
"Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny – God, she’s funny!"
"I like this girl Linda Cardinelli a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."
McCarthy could well feature considering she was the best thing about The Heat, which was also female-fronted with Sandra Bullock co-starring.
Hollywood veteran Ivan Reitman will serve as producer on Ghostbusters 3, which has yet to be given a release date.Reuse content