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Filmmaker: ‘Ghostbusters’ to be remade with ‘hilarious women’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig.

"Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the movie.

"Yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call," he said on Twitter.

The studio had no further details on casting or a release date.

Supernatural comedy "Ghostbusters," directed by Ivan Reitman and known for the tagline and theme song "Who you gonna call?," was first released in 1984 and became a cult movie classic, spawning a 1989 sequel.

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The film follows a team of oddball scientists, played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who invent a device to catch ghosts around New York City. When Manhattan becomes infested with a ghoulish slime, the ghostbusting team are called to save the city from demons.

Film trade website Deadline first reported in March that Reitman was stepping down from making the long-awaited third film after the death of Ramis.

Feig is the director behind 2011's "Bridesmaids," starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and 2013's "The Heat," starring McCarthy andSandra Bullock in a female twist on the buddy-cop genre. Both movies were credited with leading a new wave of raunchy female-led comedies.

He is reuniting with McCarthy, who earned an Oscar nomination for her "Bridesmaids" role, in next year's "Spy."

 

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