A Ghostbusters reboot might be making its way onto our screens soon – and all the ghost-busting might be done by women. According to Variety, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in talks with Sony to helm the new project, which is described as "a total reboot most likely with female characters played by comedic actresses in the ghostbusting roles".
Alongside the Oscar-nominated comedy Bridesmaids, Paul Feig also directed several episodes of the US Office and Arrested Development. He was originally linked to Ghostbusters 3, described as a straight-up sequel to 1989's Ghostbusters 2, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside for now.
Sony has declined to comment, but Variety's sources say that the Ghostbusters reboot will be written from scratch. Maybe an all-women cast means female audiences will get their own gratuitously sexy possessed demon man? We can only hope.
Which female actresses would you want to see step into the shoes of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson? Lena Dunham? Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata? Kristen Schaal? Revisit Ray Parker Jr's theme tune while you figure it out:
Follow Thomas Gorton on Twitter here @angstromhoot
Have some news? Let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org