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Sony Plans Guy-Themed ‘Ghostbusters’ Film With Russo Bros, Channing Tatum & Scribe Drew Pearce

Deadline: Sony Pictures is broadening the Ghostbusters franchise and the first order of business will be a male-driven action-centric comedy that is a counterpart to the Paul Feig-directed film that will start production in June. The studio is simultaneously forming Ghostcorps, a new production company whose principals include original Ghostbusters architects Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd; they will have offices at Sony with the mission to scare up branding opportunities based on the 1984 comedy classic.

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-Foxtrot2256d ago

If it's a "Universe" they want then it means that the female one that's being made with it's crappy cast is going to be part of it.

Rather see this be the start of the universe and Paul Feig's version is stand alone.

I just don't see why they didn't just do this in the first place.

My problem is Drew Pearce, that guy had zero respect for the Iron Man comics when he did IM3, he was the one who brought up changing the Mandarins story.

GiantEnemyCrab2255d ago (Edited 2255d ago )

Agreed. And what the heck does Channing have to do with comedy? The dude is unfunny and basically a block head. This guy and remakes (GI Joe. 23 Jump Street) are like oil and water. He is basically a total bore on screen.

Soldierone2255d ago

I'm actually welcoming to the overall idea, it's just the way it's happening that makes me not like it.

Facing fact, Fiege's movie will probably suck. Him and a cast of one act wonders, whatever. The problem wasn't the female cast, it was the cast.

Yet Sony "fixes" it by giving us the best of both worlds and announces a male cast. The feminist world explodes with hypocrisy, whatever.

The idea of two films in a universe is cool. The idea of Ghostbusters can easily be expanded on, but if this is just a quick reaction to criticism and a quick idea, it won't work. First look at who's writing this one, the guy that pretty much took Iron Man, threw it on the ground, stomped on it, then lit it on fire. How will he create a universe? Dunno. On the flip side you have Fiege... I just won't go there.

Sony once again has a general idea of something rather neat, but is absolutely clueless on how to implement it and hired all the wrong people. Might as well announce Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Eddie Murphy as the rest of the cast in "male" Ghostbusters now.

Porcelain_Chicken2254d ago

Wow, you pretty much took the words right outta my mouth. Agreed %100.