When it was announced that an all-female Ghostbusters was going to hit the theaters as a reboot, some people were mad. Some were angry over the fact that the reboot would be all women, while others didn’t want to see a classic get “ruined” or their nostalgia get tossed out the window.
Throughout the months leading up to production, director Paul Feig had done his best to settle fears that this would be a different Ghostbusters, but still carry the same weight of the others.
In an interview with Empire Online, Feig said, “A lot of people are mad because it’s a reboot. But I don’t know how to do it any other way, because it’s been 25 years since the last one. Harold [Ramis] has gone, Bill [Murray] doesn’t want to do it, and I love Dan [Aykroyd] and Ernie [Hudson], but people had written those scripts and they were fine, but it felt sweaty to me, it felt like a wheel was off the cart. I thought, ‘Why don’t we go into this and reinvent it so we can go into a world that doesn’t have ghosts?’ ”
He continued, “I love origin stories. I want to see them come up with the tech. I want to see them seeing a ghost for the first time, as opposed to ‘Oh yeah, all those years ago there was a ghost attack on New York…’ Just for me it was hard.”
Now that they’re in production, Feig has decided that enough is enough, and he recently shut down haters. The director decided to take out his frustration and excitement to Twitter to silence the haters.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 23, 2015
@paulfeig ugh seriously! You have the funniest women, an excellent writer/director. I don’t understand all the hate.
— Risa Naytowhow (@rizzlenaytowhow) September 23, 2015
@paulfeig I don’t care how I get it, I just want more GHOSTBUSTERS. AND ANY FAN WOULD AGREEEEEEE
— Derick Armijo (@DerickArmijo) September 23, 2015
As the Inquisitr reported, comedic heavyweights Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are the new ghostbusters. Here’s a sneak peak at what they look like in their ghost fighting garb.
The New Ghostbusters film will feature more of the original cast http://t.co/Ub27o1vn88 pic.twitter.com/7bKIv6BlzX
— Phil Edwards (@Live_for_Films) September 22, 2015
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