Do we really need another “Ghostbusters” movie, especially in an animated style?
Sony Pictures Animation certainly thinks we do.
Rumours regarding an animated “Ghostbusters” movie being in the works emerged online as early as 2 weeks ago, but at the time, a Sony representative denied it. Now, insiders finally confirmed to TheWrap that it is indeed being developed at Sony Pictures Animation.
This is part of Sony’s plans for their “Ghostbusters” cinematic universe. Ghost Corps, a collective headed by original “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman and actor Dan Aykroyd, is overseeing the expansion of the whole franchise for Sony.
For the animated movie, Reitman will produce it for Ghost Corps while Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance will oversee it for the studio.
Featuring a group of scientists who team up to battle natural forces, “Ghostbusters” was previously adapted into an animated TV series that aired on ABC from September 1986 to October 1991.
The new animated film will also revolve around this bunch of scientists, but sources suggest that it will be told from a ghost’s point of view. Sony will soon begin hearing pitches from writers, but the story won’t neccesarily be associated with Manhattan. The Wrap noted that “supernatural activity is not limited to a single borough in New York City”.
The studio also has another animated “Spider-Man” movie underway, with “The LEGO Movie” helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directing it. The Russo brothers are also working on another live-action “Ghostbusters” movie the studio, but this won’t be related to Paul Feig’s all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot.
Who’s ready for more “Ghostbusters” goodness? 🙂