In case you missed it, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will be rebooting the Ghostbusters franchise with an all female cast. The film will star Bridesmaids alum Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, alongside Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd recently sat down with Spinoff Online to discuss the project. He had high praise:
Yeah, it’s going to be hot! The new one’s going to be big! The interplay, and with each of them, their individual voices are so well defined. They’re just such different characters, and there’s a friction. There’s a dynamic there. I’m not going to spoil it for people, but it’s going to be big, big!
There’s more to the story than a single film though. Reports have indicated another Ghostbusters film will be developed, produced by and starting Channing Tatum. Those reports hinted that the Tatum project may not be connected to the Feig project, and may take place in different cinematic universes.
Asked about that by Spinoff, Aykroyd failed to clarify:
The thing is, you’ve got creators all around Hollywood who saw the thing at the original time and are going, ‘Wow, I think I’ve got a take on that. I think I could do something under that umbrella.” And so we’ve had brilliant creators walk in, from Paul Feig to many others. And we loved the concepts they’re coming up with. And this one with the four girls is going to be massive. Oh, man, it’s funny. It’s intelligent. It hits the right notes, and I’m really excited about it.
So how many of these takes are going to be realized, and how do they connect with each other? For now, we don’t know.