It is official – the Ghostbusters remake is on its way. Last week the cast for the new film was announced, receiving its fair share of enthusiasm and irate criticism.
That’s because the new Ghostbusters central cast is made up of women.
Dan Aykroyd, the comedy genius who co-wrote Ghostbusters and who played Dr Raymond Stantz in the 1984 movie, approved a revamp of the film and stated that the all-female cast was made of the “most magnificent women in comedy.”
The new cast of central characters will feature the popular American comedians, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy. Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and The Heat will be directing.
The announcement was met with many excited responses from those eager to enjoy a modernised, female-oriented take on the classic film. Even Bill Murray was excited by the remake, having put forward Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone as his cast picks.
Not everyone was prepared to get on board with the revamp, however, and some original Ghostbusters fans feared that the all-female remake would ruin their childhood memories of the film. Even Donald Trump posted to Instagram questioning, “what’s going on?!” when he was told about the remake.
However, this week Chris Hardwick, comedian and host of comic game show @midnight, rebuffed the views of Trump and other protestors for their misogynistic ideology. He stated that a remake of the 30-year-old Ghostbusters film should not affect the longevity of the original because, “that’s not how memories work.”
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