Less than a month after it was revealed by Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd that a true sequel to the original classic may still happen after Paul Feig's female-centric reboot, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a "male-driven action-centric counterpart" to the all-female Ghostbusters that starts production this summer. Channing Tatum has come aboard to produce what is essentially Ghostbusters 4, and Sony also wants him to star as one of the new Ghostbusters, with Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) set to direct.
Sony Pictures is starting a brand new company at the studio entitled Ghost Corps, which will be lead by original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd. The company will have offices on the Sony lot and develop new ideas to expand the Ghostbusters brand. Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible 5, Iron Man 3) has come aboard to write the screenplay. While no story details were released at this time, Ivan Reitman had this to say in a statement to Deadline.
"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. 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."
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