Ghostbusters comes back with a female dominated version

Vignesh Vasu, Eastside Staff

In 1984, a movie called Ghostbusters– the story of three men who fight ghosts– was released. This movie became a smash hit, with critics calling it the best movie of the year. It was recently announced that a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise would be released in 2016. However, the catch is, it will star three females instead of males.

The new movie will be starring Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, both of whom are current cast members on Saturday Night Live, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Paul Feig, who previously directed Bridesmaids, a film starring McCarthy and Wiig, will direct the film. This new cast is a stark contrast from the cast of the original movie, which was comprised of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

It was originally planned that Ivan Reitman, the director of the previous two installments of Ghostbusters, would direct a third installment; however, after Ramis passed away in 2014, Reitman opted out of the movie and Feig took over the directing duties and decided to make a reboot rather than a sequel.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Feig said “I have too much respect for the original [to do a sequel].”

Although the first Ghostbusters movie was considered a science fiction comedic movie, Katie Dipold, the screenwriter for the movie, and Feig plan on making the film with their own style by adding a new genre.

Who ya gonna call? In 2016 it may be Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.