“A Simple Favor” and “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig appeared at the Television Critics Association press tour this week as part of NBC’s promotion of the comedy series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” which stars Jane Levy and is executive produced by Feig.
Speaking with Slashfilm after the panel, he was asked about Jason Reitman’s upcoming direct sequel to the original two “Ghostbusters” films – a new movie that seemingly ignores Feig’s 2016 reboot.
Reitman and Feig have supported each other’s films in the past and Feig remains hopeful that his “Ghostbusters” can come back in some way:
“I hope. What’s so great, in the comic book world, they’ve done a lot of crossover ones where there’s like an interdimensional rip and our team joins up with the original Ghostbusters. So the fact that that’s already been laid and made comic book canon, anything could happen so who knows.
I would love to see that team come back. We had so much fun making that movie, for whatever controversy it caused. The fact that so many kids love that, that we won the Nickelodeon Best Movie of the Year Award that year makes me very happy.”
His next film is the monster mashup movie “Dark Army” which sees various Universal classic monsters coming together. Of that project, Feig offers this update:
“I’ve written the first draft and now I’ve got some notes from the studio and I’m doing a rewrite right now. Another genre, another genre to have fun with, to treat seriously but also to make fun and have a good time with. I’m in a rewrite and hoping it will go forward. You never know in this business.”
Feig also confirms the “Play-Doh” movie is still progressing but they’re still having issues trying to figure out a story, even after having “been through a million concepts”.