Paul Feig is being asked to direct and produce a “Ghostbusters” comedy restart. Feig is not producing Ghost Busters 3 or another sequel.
The movie is a reboot with female characters played by comedic actresses in the Ghostbuster roles. The script will be written from scratch too.
Feig is best known for producing the comedy hits “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat”. He has been talking with Sony to direct the project. No compromises have taken place yet, however.
Feig is also joining back with Melissa McCarthy to direct her latest comedy “Spy,” which is scheduled to release Memorial Day 2015.
Ghostbusters 3 was 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. It has not been decided whether another director will be chosen or not.