Let me sum up a decade of Ghostbusters 3 rumors in a single sentence: Dan Aykroyd wants it; no one else does, especially Bill Murray. But it’s probably going to happen, possibly as soon as some time before the Sun explodes, killing everyone on Earth. Except Aykroyd, who will continue pitching the idea to his skull-shaped vodka. The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller were once in talks to direct the movie, but they wisely passed, and now the rumor mill has moved onto Paul Feig.
Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, has emerged as the frontrunner, according to sources, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio’s first choice, these sources said.
Sony declined to comment. (Via)
If someone HAS to direct the damn thing, I hope it’s Feig, and that he casts John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, and Stephen Lea Sheppard as Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston. Or he could just make Freaks and Geeks season two. Yeah, do that instead.