Paul Feig Explains Why He Turned Down GHOSTBUSTERS 3

Female Ghostbusters Reboot

While promoting his latest movie Spy, the Bridesmaids writer-director Paul Feig explained why he turned down Ghostbusters 3 in favor of all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

“I just kept turning it down because I didn’t know how to do it,” the filmmaker told AlloCiné. “The scripts had been written, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I wasn’t excited about it.”

Instead he came upon the idea of a reboot focusing on a new group of women, played by actresses Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles.

“I thought, if I could put four women in the lead roles, that’s exciting to me,” he said. “That I know how to do, and I know how to make that funny. And there’s so many funny women I’ve been dying to work with.”

Production on the reboot of Ghostbusters is supposed to start later this year for a July 22nd, 2016 release. In a previous interview with IGN, Feig revealed that McCarthy will be the head of the female ghost busters. The actress may become the female version of Bill Murray‘s character Peter Venkman.

This is going to be a disaster to people looking for an evolution of the Ghostbusters franchise. The Bridesmaid‘s audience will love it though.

Here’s Feig spoke with AlloCine while promoting this week’s CIA action-comedy Spy: