Sunday, August 03, 2014


So clearly I have some opinions about this possible all-female version of Ghostbusters, tentatively directed by Paul Feig.  The first rule is that Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are required by law to have cameos in this movie....dunno how close this reboot will stick to the original's plotline, but Weaver as the mayor of New York and Potts as the librarian ghost would work.  No, wait, forget it, just keep Potts as Janine.  I want to live in a world where a middle-aged Janine Melnitz is still answering phones for paranormal exterminators after three decades.

As far as the cast goes, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aisha Tyler, Rose Byrne, DONE.  Print it.  Just saved you a lot of time, Hollywood casting people.

(Or wait, maybe…Kate McKinnon, Emma Stone, Jessica Williams, Eliza Coupe?  That would be pretty terrific.)

(Hmm, hang on, Lake Bell, Anna Kendrick, Merritt Wever, Judy Greer?  Oh geez, that'd also be a great cast.)

(Wait, what about Lizzy Caplan, Danielle Brooks, Rashida Jones, Parker Posey?  Good god!)

(Or Greta Gerwig, Elisha Cuthbert, Amy Sedaris and Michaela Watkins??  How much money would I pay to see Amy Sedaris as a crazy cat-lady type of Ghostbuster?!  The answer is ALL THE MONEY.)

The possibilities are endless!  I realize that the odds are very high on Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy being involved in this project, and while I like those two in the right roles, let's branch out, people.  If those two absolutely have to be involved, let's use Wiig as the normal, suit-wearing version of Gozer and McCarthy as the mo-cap model for Slimer.

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