There's still no completed script or confirmed cast for Paul Feig's upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot, but that doesn't mean that anticipation for the flick isn't sky-high. In keeping with the demand for news about the movie, Feig spilled some details in an interview with Empire Magazine.
While the director stopped just shy of revealing any actual plot points, he did suggest that the movie would take the "ghost" portion of its title seriously, telling Empire (as transcribed by HeyUGuys) that he hoped the flick would be sort of a horror/comedy hybrid.
"I want ours to be scarier than the original, to be quite honest," Feig said. "[Screenwriter] Katie Dippold and I are so focused on wanting to do scary comedy. We don't want to hold back."
One way in which Feig and Dippold will hold back, though, is with the profanity: The director plans on making this flick more family-friendly than his other fare like "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," and reach a larger audience with a PG-13 rating. Feig also addressed his decision to make the flick a reboot rather than a sequel, noting, "I love origin stories and to introduce new characters."
Speaking of those new characters, there's a laundry list of funny females clamoring to be in the film. Does Feig have any frontrunners for the cast -- say, Rebel Wilson, or Kristen Wiig, or Jennifer Lawrence -- yet?
"Right now, honestly, there could be 50 Ghostbusters," he told Empire. "I'm just waiting to get our first draft of the script together to go, 'Who makes sense in these roles?' If I put the list in front of me of people that have said they want to do it, talk about a Sophie's Choice. When you do a movie like Ghostbusters, people get very interested."
Indeed. We can't wait to hear more.
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