We have to wait a full year to see the Ghostbusters reboot, but the director, Paul Feig, has done a good job feeding sneak peeks of the film to the hungry, gaping mouth that is the internet. If you don't have any ghosts you can hunt down and capture to entertain yourself for the next 12 miserable months, enjoy this timeline of everything we've learned about the movie so far.
We'd heard for years there was a Ghostbusters sequel in the works, but all the rumors were disappointing. After Harold Ramis passed away last year, Ivan Reitman, who was rumored to direct the next installment, left the project. We had almost given up hope of seeing the Ghostbusters again when Variety wrote that Paul Feig, known for making funny comedies like Bridesmaids and Spy, would be making a Ghostbusters film.
During an interview with the Toronto Sun, Bill Murray reacted to the Ghostbusters rumors and said he liked the idea of an all-female reboot. When asked whom he would cast, he named Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone
Feig also announced that Katie Dippold, screenwriter behind The Heat, would co-write the script with him. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he made it clear that this movie would be a reboot and an origin story for this all-female Ghostbuster team. He also emphasized that he intended to make the movie not only funny, but "really scary."
Feig tweeted a picture of Chris Hemsworth to let the world know the all-female Ghostbusters team had found their receptionist/resident eye candy.
As an original Ghostbuster cast member, Weaver told Digital Spy that she would love to be a part of the new reboot and she told Paul Feig that she would gladly play Slimer.
Feig announced the start of filming by tweeting a sneak peek of some authentic green slime.Even though the film will be filmed mostly in Boston, it's set in New York City, just like the original. And The Boston Herald shared exclusive plot details. Here's the premise: Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy play paranormal investigators/authors. Wiig manages to get a professor job, despite her unusual resume, but when her peers discover her book, she is widely mocked. Then, ghosts invade New York City, and it's up to Wiig, McCarthy and two of their paranormal buddies to save the world and prove all their haters wrong.
Kristen Wiig is rocking some serious professorial plaid.
Melissa McCarthy looks as though she is carrying some important technology.And Kate McKinnon's costume, where do we even start? The leather accessories. The overalls splattered with...old ectoplasm? And most importantly, the sweet yellow-tinted glasses. She's ready to kick some ghost-ass.
A shot of Wiig's full costume recalls Peter Venkman's tweed get-ups from the original two films.
One of the coolest picture from set so far: Melissa McCarthy in her Ghostbuster uniform!
UPDATE: Ghostbusters News tweeted this awesome pic of all the ladies in their uniforms!
UPDATE: Paul Feig tweeted out an even cooler picture of the new Ghostbusters crew.