Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
Sony Pictures is basically putting everything behind their revived ‘Ghostbusters‘ project. We all know that Paul Feig (‘Freaks and Geeks‘, ‘Bridesmaids‘) is making ‘Ghostbusters III‘ with an all female cast including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. But now it seems that Sony has much bigger plans for ‘Ghostbusters‘.
What does that mean exactly? Well, Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (the original brain children behind the the original ‘Ghostbusters‘) will be developing more ‘Ghostbusters‘ projects including an all male ‘Ghostbusters‘ film. In fact, Reitman has already started reaching out to talent for the project. So yes, in addition to the all-female ‘Ghostbusters‘ film coming up, there will be another revamp with a male cast.
Joe and Anthony Russo (the guys who made ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘) are being courted to produce and direct the project. Drew Pearce (‘Iron Man 3‘) will write the screenplay. Then the big news is that Channing Tatum will produce the project as well with a potential starring role. Please God, make Channing Tatum a Ghostbuster. That would be awesome. Throw Jonah Hill in there too.
We are also hearing the there will be television projects and new merchandising of the’Ghostbusters‘ brand to come. I expect over the next three years that the market will become saturated with all things ‘Ghostbusters‘.
So who you gonna call?