Paul Feig, the writer and director of the controversial all-female Ghostbusters reboot that so irked fanboys of the original, wants to make a sequel.
The film courted plenty in the way of negative press ahead of its release, with many fans seemingly eager to see the film fail before even catching a glimpse of the actual movie itself. In the end, the Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy earned decent reviews and currently boasts a fresh rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Unfortunately, it failed to score big at the box office, failing to reach the $300 million gross required to break even. That seemingly put paid to any plans for a sequel. However, in an interview with Yahoo!, Feig revealed that the film has enjoyed a second life of sorts among some fans and that a sequel is always an option.
“We would love [to make a sequel]; it’s really up to the studio,” he said.We had so much fun making that movie.” Feig went on to reveal how he continues to be contacted by fans who enjoyed his fresh take on the franchise and want more.
“The movie’s just really built an audience in the two years since it’s been out. I get contacted every day by people who are such fans of it, and so many women who are inspired by seeing women in science,” he said. “I will go to my grave so proud of that movie, and so proud of what that cast did in that film.”
Could those plans for an all-female Ghostbusters franchise be about to come back from the dead? In this era of revivals, multiple Netflix projects and more films than ever, stranger things have happened.
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