A few weeks ago it was rumoured that Sony was zeroing in on 21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct Ghostbusters 3. That turned out to be erroneous, but now THR reports that they are getting ready to make an offer to The Heat and Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig.
However with Feig being a busy man and Sony wanting to start production as soon as it can, a lot of issues must be ‘worked out’ before the director officially signed on.
The THR report also adds the interesting titbit that while previous reports were correct that the new movie will pass the baton from the old crew to a younger set of Ghostbusters, at the centre of that crew are women.
Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, best known for their work on the US version of The Office and the comedy Bad Teacher, have written the script, which was recently revised to take into account the sad death of Harold Ramis.
Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are likely to return in some capacity, and Sigourney Weaver has hinted she might be back too, and that her son Oscar, who’s not all grown up, will also feature. Bill Murray’s involvement still seems unlikely but hasn’t been completely ruled out.