'Ghostbusters' director Paul Feig talks remakes, funny women and online furyThe director reveals how he updated the classic comedy and why he was surprised by the online backlash.
[MUSIC] Let's go. Let's go! I'm sorry. [MUSIC] It's such a big idea, you know, that can be just contained by two movies from 30 years ago, like pushing now with all the stuff we can do with special effects and all that, it just Felt remissed or not play with it again and to bring it to a new generation and give them their own Ghostbusters. [BLANK_AUDIO] We are huge fans of the original and it really went what would we be bummed if we didn't see and it was that kind of easily kind of tells you like, Ecto-1, my God, we have the Proton packs and ghost traps and slime and Slimer and you know. And then you kind of take it form there. I wanted to make it our own, but I wanted to keep the feel of the original one, so I've always loved that era of Cadillac and those lines, reminds me of the cars my dad had and it just felt right. It felt right. We had a bunch of cars they sent and I was like, that's the one, that just spoke [MUSIC] Yeah, at first I was surprised, just cuz I thought people were gonna be so happy just to have a Ghostbusters come in [LAUGH] and I didn't expect sort of a level of shock from a certain part of the population which has had a problem with women but then also just another part of the population just kinda went Why are you re-making this movie? Which I understand, I understand the passion. Because I think if I hadn't done it myself, I would have been nervous if somebody else is doing it. What's so fun working with funny women is that is does Make every genre you look at take kind of a different turn, because it just hasn't been done with women and just selfishly, I love working with funny women. [MUSIC] Gosh. That's a tough one and I've always, I think they're actually doing it now. I always though Logan's Run. Just primed to be rebooted, just because it's such a great story. But I think they'll be doing it, so do it well. Don't ruin my childhood. [SOUND]