An update to this story reveals plans for four Ghostbusters films, with one starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt.
I don’t understand the forcing of gender into these Ghostbusters films, but it’s becoming clear that men and women catching ghosts together is no more conducive than cats and dogs living together (I’m clearly being sarcastic).
Sony/Columbia Pictures, for whatever reason, feels the need to push the all-female and all-male gender card on the Ghostbusters franchise. Frankly, I just want to see a good movie with really good actors, male or female.
So, while Paul Feig is developing his all-female reboot (with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon), Deadline breaks the news that an all-male Ghostbusters is also on the way, possibly starring Channing Tatum.
Sony Pictures is forming Ghost Corps, a new company whose principals include original Ghostbusters architects Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd; they will have offices at Sony with the mission to scare up branding opportunities based on the 1984 comedy classic.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (awesome movie) helmers Joe and Anthony Russo, who just made a first look Sony deal and are looking to direct and produce. Drew Pearce, the Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible 5 is penning the screenplay. Lastly, Channing Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, who are attached to produce. The hope is for Tatum to play one of the Ghostbusters in this film.
“We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment,” Reitman told the site. “This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July, 2016. He’s got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come. The second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that. Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers’ next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following hear. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies.”
This is MAJOR news. What do you guys think?! Maybe they’ll reopen the awesome Ghostbusters show at Universal Orlando?