The information comes from an email sent to Sony chief Amy Pascal, and in it Feig throws out a bunch of ideas for the story. Some of those idea include the team’s origin story, the villain, and a part that Cecily Strong might play.
The movie will center around an all-female Ghostbusters team, and it is going to be a complete reboot starting from scratch and not a sequel.
The site goes on to give us the following information:
Humans aren’t afraid of no ghosts, he says, because they haven’t met them yet. He says his film will be “scarier and more hi-tech” than the original Ghostbusters: The villain will be a convicted murderer, ideally played by Peter Dinklage, who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by “a supercharged electrical storm.” This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history. It’s like Night at the Museum! These ghosts will in turn have to be busted by “four very different women” who have to “figure out in funny, scary and action-packed ways how to save New York City and the world.”
The site goes on to talk about franchise opportunities, revealing the following:
“The Ghostbusters will work for the U.S. government, but, because ghosts don’t officially exist, the government will have to continually disavow their relationship. He sees Strong as their bureaucratic nemesis who’s ‘always saying terrible things about them in press conferences and then apologizing to them behind the scenes.’ Every time God closes a ‘Weekend-Update’-shaped door, He opens a Ghostbusters-sized window. There’s a lot of interesting stuff here.
So how you like the ideas so far, Especially Peter Dinklage as the villain? Do say in the comments below.