I hesitate to title this as other sites have, “All Male Ghostbusters” film in the works. Because, well, other than the initial reports of casting, we don’t really know what this second reboot will be.
Deadline reports Sony Studio is simultaneously forming “Ghostcorps”, a new production company whose principals include original Ghostbusters architects Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd. Variety has chimed in now too.
Reportedly, putting a male-driven film with Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo. The Russos are looking to direct and produce this proposed second film. Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) will be writing the script, and Channing Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan are attached to produce.
“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 Deadline. “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 year. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies.”
This is still in the very early stages of development, and as soon as Sony officially comments, we’ll let you know.