‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Will Be “Scarier than the Original”

Ghostbusters Reboot

A few months back, we excitedly brought you the news that Paul Feig would be rebooting the Ghostbusters franchise with an entirely female cast and the help of Parks and Recreation’s Katie Dippold. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, the Bridesmaids director elaborated on his plans for the film, detailing his casting decisions, as well as the movie’s overall feel.

“I want ours to be scarier than the original, to be quite honest,” Feig told Empire. “Katie Dippold and I are so focused on wanting to do a scary comedy. We don’t want to hold back.”

Longtime fans of the franchise need not fret however, for despite being “scarier,” Feig promised that his latest undertaking would not be over-the-top terrifying, and will likely garner a PG-13 rating.

“The reason I do a lot of R-rated comedies is that you want a move to feel honest. But the Ghostbusters world doesn’t need that level of swearing,” Feig explained. “We’ll have to be PG-13 with this one. I would like to make it R-rated, but I won’t. You want the biggest number of people to watch it and not be put off by it.”

The Freaks & Geeks mastermind also added that the film’s leads would all be grappling with ghouls for the first time, which he hopes will add an exciting new element to the franchise.

“There’s something fun about introducing our world, which has never seen ghosts, to the phenomenon of ghosts. I love origin stories and to introduce new characters,” Feig said.

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Kyle Florence

Kyle Florence is a proud Wisconsinite, a dinosaur enthusiast, and a lover of all things weird and whacky.
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