All Male Ghostbusters Reboot Confirmed in Addition to Paul Feig Film
It looks like there will be a “Ghostbusters” reboot for both genders.
Paul Feig has been the name behind rebooting “Ghostbusters” for the past six months but according to ComicBook.com, he may have to share that fame soon. In a recent interview with screenwriter Drew Pearce, it was confirmed that the all male “Ghostbusters” reboot is happening and the screenplay has been finished. The film is set to be directed by the Russo brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who will be joined by original “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman.
Screenwriter Drew Pearce has confirmed that a new, all-male Ghostbusters film is indeed in the works, and that he has completed the screenplay for it.
“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks,” he said. “Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and are doing ’Civil War’ at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it,” he told MTV. “Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”
I’m not 100% sold that this is happening given the conflicts in the past, but let’s explore it as if what Drew Pearch said is true. This is very odd to me and seems as if this move could over-saturate audiences with “Ghostbusters.” As it currently stands, it seems as though the female-led and male-led films will be separate universes with different adventures. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will lead the female film while Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt are being pursued for the male film. I have a feeling that both films will be profitable but it seems like Hollywood is very much milking the cash cow and casting a wide net with their audience demographics.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out for the future of “Ghostbuster” films and which (if not both) fans will accept as a viable reboot. It’s a very diplomatic move to create a film for each gender but hopefully this won’t present too much conflict and/or confusion when it comes to marketing each film. If both films are successful, they could set a precedent for the future of film adaptations.