Drew Pearce offers update on future Ghostbusters project
Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot might be one of the most anticipated films of 2016, but should we expect to see a second (and more testosterone filled) version soon?
During the recent New York premiere of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, writer Drew Pearce dropped hints that he had finished penning a script for the previously rumored film, telling MTV, “I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks. Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are doing Civil War at the moment —and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it.”
A source close to the project confirmed to EW that the project is in early development, and years away from possible release. Sony declined to comment.
Although rumors suggested that Pearce was planning an all-male Ghostbusters, the writer subsequently took to Twitter to clarify, along with rumors that a script had been fully completed.
While early reports stated the Russos would be directing, and producing along with Reitman, the initial story focusing on the expansion of the Ghostbusters universe suggested that the movie was looking to add female cast members to the mix. But that doesn’t mean that Pearce doesn’t have his leading men in mind already.
“That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” Peace told MTV when asked about the rumors of Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, adding, “whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”
A rep for Pratt told EW that he is not involved in the project.
It looks like the world can certainly expect to see a lot more of Ghostbusters in the near future. And Pearce is focused on making sure that there’s not just one team of Ghostbusters to call. “My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same Ghostbusters universe, because I feel, as a fan, that’s what I would want,” he said.