Appearing at CinemaCon this past week, “Ghostbusters” reboot director Paul Feig says he’s keen to return for a sequel to the 2016 comedy if the studio were interested.
The reboot of the classic Ivan Reitman 1984 comedy pulled in just over $229 million worldwide from a $144 million production budget. Ultimately the film was a $70+ million loss for the studio. Speaking with Yahoo, Feig says:
“We would love [to make another movie], it’s really up to the studio. We had so much fun making that movie. The movie’s just really built an audience in the two years since it’s been out. I get contacted every day by people who are such fans of it, and so many women who are inspired by seeing women in science. I will go to my grave so proud of that movie, and so proud of what that cast did in that film.”
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon starred in the film which was the subject of so much off-screen criticism before its release which crippled it. He told Vulture last year: “I think it kind of hampered us a little bit because the movie became so much of a cause. I think for some of our audience, they were like, ‘What the f–k? We don’t wanna go to a cause. We just wanna watch a f–kin’ movie.'”
Feig returns to screens this Fall with the mystery-thriller “A Simple Favor” opening September 14th.