Paul Feig, the director behind the female-driven reboot of Ghostbusters, ain't afraid of no ghost, but he is afraid of remaking another classic film.
At least, that's how it came off when he was asked if he would consider re-imagining another classic film property. "No, no, no. No, I will not," Feig told The Huffington Post. "This one was just too tempting because I knew we could do something with it that was exciting."
You can't really blame Feig for being skittish about venturing back into the reboot arena after spending so much of his time battling fans of the original and coming to the defense of his cast, like Leslie Jones, who was tormented with racist comments and imagery from cowardly and ignorant internet trolls.
Meanwhile, Ghostbusters has earned $179 million at the global box office. 65% of that is from its domestic run. It should go over $200 million sometime this month, as it will open in more foreign markets
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world!
The film is directed by Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids), written by Feig and Katie Dippold, and produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal. Feig, Jessie Henderson, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, Michele Imperato Stabile, and Dan Aykroyd are its executive producers. The cast features Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Neil Casey (Adult Beginners), Elizabeth Perkins (Big), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). The film will feature cameos from Bill Murray (Groundhog Day), Dan Aykroyd (Spies Like Us), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Ernie Hudson (The Crow), Annie Potts (Designing Women), and Ozzy Osbourne.
Ghostbusters is now playing!