All-Female Ghostbusters Will Be An Origin Story, Original Cast Cameos Would Be Different Roles

Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that director Paul Feig was reteaming with The Heat co-writer Kate Dippold to reboot Ghostbusters with all-new, all-female cast.

Today, Entertainment Weekly released an interview with Feig, in which he shared some details about the film, saying it will be origin story for the new team. “I love origin stories,” Feig says. “That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn’t gone through it so it’s like, oh my God what’s going on?

“We have a very rough, rough outline that we’re working with, but definitely know the basic story, know what we want the basic characters to do, know what we want the world to do and what the rules of our world are, but nothing I want to discuss obviously. It’s cool. I think it’s a really strong origin story that feels real—as real as a ghost story is. It’s going to be really fun and real. We’ll make it scary and funny.”

Feig also said that the original actors are welcome to make cameo appearances in the new film, but not the original characters.

“Well, I mean, look, those are my comedy heroes,” he said. “So as far as I’m concerned, anybody wants to come back I welcome with open arms. It would just be in different roles now, but it would be fun to figure out how to do that.”