In an interview with io9, franchise executive producer defends performance of 2016 female-led reboot, believes there's still demand for future films
Like the original Ghostbusters, the newly rebooted version takes place in New York City. When Yahoo Movies had the chance to sit down with director Paul Feig, we asked whether this story needs to take place in the Big Apple.
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“Honestly, when it was first brought to me and they asked ‘Can you make a movie out of this?’ I thought the same thing, like ‘What the f—- do you do with that?’”
The social media backlash against word that Paul Feig would be directing an all-female version of Ghostbusters was so intense that the filmmaker briefly considered bailing on the reboot. “In the weeks after the announcement about the movie, I was so inundated with hate, that I almost went, ‘Maybe I should just not do this, maybe this is a bad idea.’ Then you go, ‘Wait, think about,’” Feig told Yahoo at the SXSW Festival, where he’s promoting his new comedy Spy (the writer-director also stopped by our headquarters for a Q&A about his Yahoo Screen original series Other Space).