– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Another day, another insight pulled out of the e-mails hacked over at Sony Pictures. Today, courtesy of Vulture, we’re getting a look at what director Paul Feig may have in mind for his Ghosbusters reboot. We’re venturing into *SPOILER* territory here, since it’s possible that some- or all- of this will end up in the final film.

Feig’s e-mails, where he spitballs ideas for Ghostbusters tells us this:

  • It will be a from-scratch reboot that won’t be linked to the original films
  • The Ghosbusters team willwork for the government, though in a shadow capacity since the government refuses to acknowledge the existence of ghosts
  • It’s set in a world where there’s never been ghosts, which makes this event that unleashes them a big deal
  • Speaking of unleashing, the plot goes like this: A convicted murdered is sentenced to death. When his execution on an electric chair becomes super-charged on account of a massive electrical storm, he becomes a powerful ghost. With his supernatural powers he is now able to summon an army of ghosts that may or may not include several classic, historical villains. The main bad guy, by the way, would be Peter Dinklage if Feig has his way
  • The ghosts will be taken down by “four very different women” who “figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world,” according to Feig
  • Feig says he intends to make the film “scarier and more hi-tech” than the previous Ghostbusters movies
  • He would like Cecily Strong, of Saturday Night Live fame, to play a government press agent that continuously has to go badmouth and discredit the Ghostbusters to the public while apologizing to them for it afterward

Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong

What do you make of all this? Does it sound like the kind of Ghostbusters film you were hoping would be made?

SOURCE: Vulture

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.