Sony To Expand The ‘Ghostbusters’ Universe
"Sony will create a new movie and production company surrounding 'Ghostbusters' "
brand has remained a popular one since the original movie was released in 1984. Recently, director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids
) made news that he was developing a female-centric movie
, starring Kristin Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. The movie is set to shoot this summer and will be released July 22, 2016.
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, Sony Pictures is now expanding its Ghostbusters
movies not just to the franchise level, but to the cinematic universe level. The studio has put together Ghost Corps, a production company headed by original Ghostbusters
director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd, that will oversee the expansion of the franchise not just into a cinematic universe, but also move Ghostbusters
into television and merchandising.
A male-oriented movie will be made and be released after Feig's movie. The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
, will direct the latest feature, with actor Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher
) said to produce and possibly star in the movie.
It appears audiences will be calling the Ghostbusters
for quite some time.