No, please no stereotype remake. Even if it would be a good implementation, it stays a stereotype remake. Imho it's fanciless and takes the magic away.
Do you know »The Three Investigators«? In Germany they are called »The Three Question Marks« (sounds better in German: »Die drei Fragezeichen« or »Die drei ? ? ?«). Later there were »The ? ? ? Kids« and - watch out! - »The Three !!!«, a female investigator group based on the three ? ? ?. Congratulations! It may be good girls, but it looks so absurd to me, that I can't take it seriously.
Please don't kill the magic of filmation ghostbusters by something like that.
And you're right: There's Futura! There's no need to accentuate great female characters, because filmation always did that themselves! Think about Futura, Jessica, Teela from He-Man, J.B. from Brave Starr… All these are strong equal women. This is the right way to do it, because it's authentic.
Speaking of great women in filmation ghostbusters:
There is Futura, ghostbustress of the future, Jessica, smart reporter from Phantom News, And to look in my own Ghostbuster Storyline: There's Tasha, ghost scientist and some kind of opponent, because she don't like to destroy ghosts without asking.
This composition makes it interesting, stunning, harmonious and realistic. But not a misplaced female ghostbuster team.
Much like the Sony Pictures current direction, I would be open to filmation Ghostbusters doing a film/show/whatever featuring all female Ghostbusters. The sad thing is that briefly the Ghostbusters IDW series did do it. I say brief many in one issue.
And a few more issues (this was vol 2 issue 1) the new team still had the three ladies and one guy (he was a tech, and none of the gals were techs so they had to include him).
I think it's a GREAT IDEA. I would totally love to write this into a series, and have two female ghostbusters that are loosely based on Jake Kong and Eddie Spencer (juniors, i mean lol)
As far as a third wheel (Tracy character) goes, would any of you want another ape or a different type of character?
Gee, I'm not that much convinced of the idea of a female counterpart of our ghostbuster team. Based on the possibility of another ghostbuster team featuring two women completely independent from our boys, I'd say, I would like to see another character to join them as an gorilla, just because there's a team with a gorilla already. Something different would create a special, new and primarily for this team unique magic. My ideas for the third team member could be for example a special tyoe of bird of prey, or - yes, you're reading right - a giraffe! (I am thinking about this possibilities for some time because of another fact: Some day Tracy will have to retire and won't be able to join the team no more, and I think, he would look out for a successor. These are some of the thoughts I have of it in mind for my own storyline. ^^)
Besides, while we're at it, I would prefer a team consisting of two female members, one male member and one male animal member (see above). A little bit business competition for our boys, but not so much the (imho boring) idea of a stereotype 1:1 women team based on our beloved Spenser, Tracy & Kong junior-team! It acts more realistic and comprehensible. That's what I would like about another ghostbuster team. Maybe a little like the RGB, with a giraffe instead of Peter or something like that. hihi Just kidding!
It sounds to me like a perfect team! Especially in addition to our ghostbuster world; after all our boys have a tough job, that would be all the more heavier if they are the only company to bust ghosts!