Well I guess it turns out that Paul Feig is directing Ghostbusters 3 after all since we’re hearing that Katie Dippold (who wrote The Heat), has just been signed to co-write the third installment with Feig. This is actually not at all who I expected would get the gig, and it’s all the more refreshing because of it. Typically these giant franchises land in the hands of someone who has a lot of credits and a long track record with the studios, and even though Dippold’s last film was a giant hit, she’s still something of a new voice. In my mind this is most certainly a positive development.
It’s been rumored for a while now that this take on Ghostbusters 3 would be a reboot of sorts that focusses on a strong female ensemble with minimal appearances from the established cast. With Bill Murray unwilling and Harold Ramis gone, I certainly hope this is the direction the project is still headed in. Hit the jump for more on Katie Dippold writing Ghostbusters 3.