Paul Feig Reportedly in Talks for All-Female Ghostbusters Reboot

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updated 08/03/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 08/03/2014 AT 9:15 AM ET

Who ya gonna call?

Not who you’re thinking, apparently.

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in talks with Sony Pictures to helm an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, Variety reports.

This will have no connection to the much-ballyhooed Ghostbusters 3, but, rather, is a total remake of the original franchise, this time starring comedic actresses.

No formal negotiations have taken place, and Sony declined to comment on the project. Feig has numerous other projects in development – including one that has him re-teaming with Melissa McCarthy – so whatever form the Ghostbusters reboot takes, it likely won’t be Feig’s next project.

The franchise’s third installment had the first two films’ director, Ivan Reitman, attached, though he dropped out in March.

As it is, the project boasts an already tangled history: writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were hired in 2008, then Men in Black 3 writer Etan Cohen redrafted their script in 2012.

Whether a new director will come aboard, or if Feig’s alleged reboot will take its place, remains to be seen … like ectoplasm.

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