In the works is a cinematic universe of Ghostbusters that will star an impressive list of actors who definitely are unstoppable forces in Hollywood. In addition to making a new film, the focus is on creating Ghostbuster television shows and lots of merchandise in demand by adoring fans.
The new Ghostbuster film with Tanning and Pratt will be the all-male version that will follow the female led movie slotted for release in 2016. Paul Feig, the director of the film has secured four incredible female stars to include Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. The female movie will begin shooting something this summer and open in theaters on July 26, 2016.
Without question, these four women are among the funniest stars in Hollywood so the film is expected to be a huge success. The second all-men film will continue to build off the first one.
The pair responsible for producing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, will also produce the all-male Ghostbuster movie, which will be written by Drew Pearce However, the expansion of the project, which is known as Ghost Corps, will be overseen by not just Reitman but also Akroyd.
In a statement to Deadline, Reitman explained that the goal with Ghost Corps is to create everything associated with modern filmed entertainment. He also said this would be a branded entertainment that consists of a blend of comedy and scary supernatural.
Although there are now two Ghostbuster films in the works, Reitman says this is just the beginning and in fact, he wants to develop many more incredible films. The first Ghostbusters coming out in 2016 is designed to lead the way in re-launching the franchise but in an entirely new way.
At one point, Paul Feig said there could be 50 Ghostbusters and while most people took his comment with a grain of salt, after looking deeper into his long-term plan, perhaps that goal is not really far-fetched. After all, with directors like the Russos and a writer like Pearce, anything is possible.