Paul Feig On Ghostbusters Reboot

Director Paul Feig, Spy, recently spoke with Empire about his Ghostbusters reboot project. Feig spoke about the story’s location, references to the original, and some of the feedback Ghostbusters fans have given him. Feig was asked whether or not the movie would take place somewhere other than New York, to which Feig responded:

“No, to me it’s such a New York movie and the biggest sin would be to pull it out of there. I just love New York and, selfishly, I just want to shoot in New York.”

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Feig was then asked about whether or not the reboot would nod any towards the originals. Feig answered:

“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.”

Empire asked about some of the hate Feig had received on creating a reboot for the movie. Feig responded saying:

“There’s a lot of haters and I get it. The problem with the internet is that if 500 really angry men start bombarding me, I think, ‘Oh god, everybody hates this movie,’ but then you realise that it’s only 500 people. I don’t block anyone out or not read that stuff because I want to know what the most hardcore hater fan’s problem is.”

The director then went on to talk about bringing the movie to a modern audience:

“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.”

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