During a panel discussion on diversity in film at the 8th annual PGA Produced By conference in Los Angeles, the 53-year-old writer-producer-director lamented that his upcoming Ghostbusters remake is constantly referred to as “all-female.”They may be the funniest women he knows, but as it happens, they're not very funny. Kristen Wiig is moderately amusing, but making her the lead in a comedy is like starting a WR3 as your top receiver. Your passing game is inevitably going to suffer.
“It was my idea to do it all-female,” Feig said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “I wanted to do an origin story and I thought the best way to do it was by doing it with the funniest women I know.”
The trailer for the updated Ghostbusters was uploaded to YouTube in March and quickly earned the dubious honor of being the most-disliked film trailer in the video-sharing website’s history.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Feminism means never owning your failures
The director of the all-female Ghostbusters is already making excuses for the coming failure of his expensive film: