It seems that Sony are hedging their bets and perhaps maybe are not as confident in the already in production all female ‘Ghostbusters’ movie because they are looking at doing a second new ‘Ghostbusters’ with Channing Tatum heading up an all male cast. Whatever happened the art of doing an ensemble of both male and female cast members? I guess that makes to much sense.
Either way this second new ‘Ghostbusters’ film is to go into production with a view to releasing in the summer of 2017 – a year after the all female led version, which is being directed by Paul Feig.
The all male film is to be executive produced by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote the original films together back in the 1980’s. Both Aykroyd and Reitman have set up production offices where they are scaring up merchandising opportunities and so forth to expand the ‘Ghostbusters’ brand. Reitman has already gotten some top class directors involved in the production in the form of Joe and Anthony Russo, who had a huge hit with last years ‘Captain America The Winter Soldier’.
Drew Peirce who penned the script for ‘Iron Man 3’ has been drafted to write the script for this movie, which will be a vehicle for Channing Tatum, who will also produce alongside Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.
This is being put together even as the studio moves to the start line with a ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot that will be directed by Feig and star his ‘Bridesmaids’ leads Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ stand outs Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. All of this is being steered by new studio head Tom Rothman, Doug Belgrad and production president Michael De Luca.