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The Ghost­busters are ready To rock your world

Empire (UK) - - PREMIERE - Chris Hewitt

wanted my ladies to be badass,” says Paul Feig, di­rec­tor of the fe­male-led re­boot of Ghost­busters. “I wanted them to get in over their heads and fight ghosts.”

which is ex­actly what you’re see­ing here. the new Ghost­busters (Kris­ten wiig, melissa mccarthy, and Satur­day Night Live duo Les­lie Jones and Kate mckin­non) un­load­ing their pro­ton packs in anger at a winged de­mon that has gate­crashed a rock con­cert, in­tent on turn­ing ev­ery­thing up to 666. and just look at that glo­ri­ous for­ma­tion — there’s ab­so­lutely no dan­ger of cross­ing the streams. “I like the idea of them hav­ing to en­ter a gi­ant set­ting and take on ghosts,” says Feig.

From the mo­ment the di­rec­tor an­nounced his re­boot a cou­ple of years ago, the pro­ject has had more than its fair share of de­criers. there are those who are scep­ti­cal about the very no­tion of re­mak­ing Ivan Reit­man’s 1984 clas­sic. then there are the misog­y­nis­tic hate squad, a poi­sonous so­cial me­dia mob who are ap­par­ently apoplec­tic about a movie star­ring a group of women. In 2016.

Feig has re­mained dig­ni­fied through­out, keep­ing his fo­cus on de­liv­er­ing a movie that can live along­side the Bill mur­ray-dan aykroyd vin­tage while push­ing the bust­ing of ghosts in a more vis­ceral di­rec­tion. “I like ac­tion movies,” says Feig. “I got to play with that in Spy, and it felt very nat­u­ral here. It makes it fun and very un­ex­pected for peo­ple when they hear it’s four lady Ghost­busters. It may be quite dif­fer­ent than what they think.” In other words, they ain’t afraid of no ghosts — it’s time for the ghosts to be afraid of them.

Ghost­busters is out on July 15.

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