‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Details Revealed, Paul Feig Wants to Cast Peter Dinklage and Cecily Strong
While most of the leaked information from the Sony hack has revealed tons (so many tons) of potential ‘Spider-Man’ franchise plans, we’ve also been blessed with some information on one of our most anticipated projects: Paul Feig’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. We already know that practically every funny and super talented lady wants to star in this thing, but what exactly is the plot and tone of the film? Newly uncovered e-mails shed some light on the details.
The latest e-mails were uncovered by Splitsider (via Vulture), although the article has since disappeared. In an e-mail from director Paul Feig to Sony exec Amy Pascal, the director goes through some ideas for his ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. You’re warned of spoilers from here on out.
Feig clarifies that yes, the film is a reboot and not a sequel, and takes place in a world where humans are not aware that ghosts actually exist. The director calls his version “scarier and more hi-tech” than the original film. Feig wants Peter Dinklage to play the villain, a convicted murderer who becomes a ghost when a “supercharged electrical storm” interferes with his execution. He is then gifted with the ability to summon other ghosts, which might consist of famous villains throughout history.
Four “very different women” would then come together to “figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world.” Feig goes on to describe that the new Ghostbusters would work with the U.S. government in a non-official capacity—since the presence of ghosts isn’t formally acknowledged, the government continually denies its involvement with the Ghostbusters. The director would like ‘SNL’ star Cecily Strong to play the role of a bureaucrat who is “always saying terrible things about them in press conferences and then apologizing to them behind the scenes.” That definitely sounds like a role Strong would play very, very well.
In other Ghostbusters news, we reported earlier today that some very talented dudes were interested to star in the reboot, but then again, pretty much everyone in Hollywood probably wants to be in this movie.