GHOST­BUSTERS

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red alert -

Call us crazy, call us in­sane, but some­thing tells us the new

Ghost­busters movie will pass the Bechdel Test. As ru­moured, the re­boot will in­deed bring us a healthy dose of XX chro­mo­somes, fo­cus­ing on a fe­male team of spook- slay­ers. “My favourite thing to do is work with funny women,” di­rec­tor Paul Feig tells En­ter­tain­ment Weekly. “I was like, what if it was an all- fe­male cast? If they were all women? Sud­denly my mind kind of ex­ploded.” The Brides­maids helmer will de­liver a new, con­tem­po­rary ori­gin tale, re­set­ting the ’ 80s con­ti­nu­ity to zero. “It’s not com­ing into the world that ex­isted be­fore. It’s al­ways hard if the world has gone through this big ghost at­tack – how do you do it again? I wanted to come into our world where there’s talk of ghosts but they’re not re­ally cred­i­ble, and so what would hap­pen in our world if this hap­pened to­day?”

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