Paul Feig talks more GHOSTBUSTERS – The why of the reboot and staying in New York

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With a Ghostbusters reboot on the way, there’s only one question on the lips of everyone: Why? Why Hollywood, why are you crapping all over a respected franchise like a porn addict with a glass table? The industry is no stranger to reboots, but this one may just be the most unnecessary one of all time. Although director Paul Feig is comfortable with tackling the reboot, as he explained to Empire (via Coming Soon):

“A lot of people ask why I didn’t create my own thing, but Ghostbusters never ran out of steam, it’s such a great idea. It’s such a fun franchise so why not bring it to a new generation? The old movie is never going to not exist. It’s not my plan to erase every copy! Hopefully they can all live together.”

It’s actually much cheaper to just let kids watch a blu-ray of the film. As for humour, Feig wants to create a movie with jokes that aren’t horribly dated, several years after release:

“We’re not recreating the old movie, but we want to do just enough fun nods that the fans will go, ‘Oh, okay, they’re acknowledging that the other movie existed.’ I like to watch parodies, but I don’t want to do them because they’re too referential. Comedy that’s too referential has such a short shelf life, whereas comedy that’s based around characters will be relatable 2000 years from now because people won’t change that much.”

And yes, the movie will still keep its New York roots:

“To me it’s such a New York movie and the biggest sin would be to pull it out of there.”

Urgh. I usually like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I’d rather see a remake of Citizen Kane than watch a Ghostbusters reboot.

Last Updated: January 16, 2015

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