Channing Tatum and Russo Brothers Could Be Making a 'Ghostbusters' Movie
It looks like we'll be getting Paul Feig's female driven Ghostbusters movie and a male lead Ghostbusters movie with Channing Tatum starring, and the Russo Brothers directing.
Sony has announced a new division of their company, Ghost Corps, which will take control of the franchise. It's lead by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman, and their first point of business is to create a male counterpart to Feig's female one. This new male movie has been recently hinted at by Aykroyd. It's rumoured they're eyeing up the Russo Brothers to direct, Drew Pierceto to write and Channing Tatum to produce and star.
Deadline broke the news, and Ivan Reitman had this to say on the endeavour; "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."
It turns out, some details released were exaggerated — reportedly, people at Sony say they don’t know where the “guy-driven” idea came from. A new report says this film would be part of a shared universe with Feig’s female driven movie, with a third team-up film and a possible prequel all designed as part of the package.
The movie will be based on the real-life friendship between Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, who has now been mentioned to be possibly starring in the movie. Pratt is definitely being considered as part of the development, and today’s announcement is part of the whole package that will be developed by the new Ghost Corps crew, lead by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd.
So, to break it all down; Feig’s movie will be a stand alone focussing on its female lead cast, then the Tatum/Pratt movie will gets its time in the spotlight (possibly being a prequel?), and then the two crews could team up, in a sort of Avengers-style format. Furthermore, the idea is to lay the groundwork for an annual series of films, with the Ghostbusters name being “the catch-all umbrella for a world of supernatural FX comedies.”