Sony looks to 'expand the Ghostbusters universe' with new film, production company
Sony is looking to call some more Ghostbusters. The studio, along with Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, is establishing Ghostcorps, a company that will develop movies, TV, and merchandising around the Ghostbusters, a source confirmed to EW.
After the female-led Paul Feig movie, the first task for the company will be a film directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who recently signed a deal with Sony. The Russos will produce along with Reitman, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, and Channing Tatum, who is being eyed to star.
Deadline first reported on the company and the film. “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,” Reitman told Deadline. “This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy.“
Deadline framed the Russo fim as “guy-themed,” but a source told EW that is not necessarily the case. Though Tatum may star, female actors are also being considered.