The continued cyber attack on Sony has been revealing all sorts of leaked emails and fresh details, and earlier this week news was reported on a email conversation between Ivan Reitman (director/ producer of Ghostbusters) and Sony co-Chairman Amy Pascal.
The conversation not only revealed potential list of actresses for director Paul Feig’s all female Ghostbusters film, but also a few more details about the highly anticipated third Ghostbusters movie.
“Agree that everyone is way too nervous about this issue and how we present it, but it isn’t a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise so that we can use all the assets and everything that is great about the original franchise,” the email read.
“Paul’s movie is gonna be the first one and from what I’m hearing Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone and Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer and Lizzy Kaplan, just to name a few, have already said they wanted to be in.”
Back in October, Feig revealed some details on his all-female Ghostbusters film, promising fans he wants to make it really scary:
Talking about his screenwriter Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation, The Heat), Feig revealed what the pair had planned for the film:
“Both she and I are obsessed with how do we make comedy really scary? The sequel to The Heat was going to be pretty scary and funny. Almost like in a Silence of the Lambs type thing but funny. I think funny people in peril and in danger is one of the best forms of comedy, and I really like things to play very real while funny things are happening. So that’s what both Katie and I really want to do with this one is make it crazy funny but also you’re scared at the same time”
The director then revealed that the new Ghostbusters film is likely to be a complete reboot:
“I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, let’s just restart it because then we can have new dynamics. I want the technology to be even cooler. I want it to be really scary, and I want it to happen in our world today that hasn’t gone through it so it’s like, oh my God what’s going on?”
“Everything’s got to live on it’s own merits. It would be terrible if we just go, oh we’re just doing an update where we use the same dynamic and scripts. If we just flop four women into the exact same personalities and roles as original, then that’s lazy filmmaking on my behalf, and who wants to see that? I don’t want to do a shot by shot update of a movie that existed. It’s the difficult thing about remaking a great movie. So that’s why we’re not remaking a great movie. We’re doing our take on it”