A Second Ghostbusters Reboot?
You've been hearing lots about "Ghostbusters" recently ... everything from The All Female Reboot, to Bill Murray still having a spot in the new one and Dan Akroyd saying a third movie off the original still could happen. Now comes word from Sony that another "Ghostbusters" with an all MALE cast is in the works.
Word has it that the Sony studio is forming "Ghostcorps," which will be a production company led by Ivan Reitman and Dan Akroyd, that will handle branding opportunities associated with the franchise.
“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 says. "This is branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016. He’s got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come. The second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that. Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers’ next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following year. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies.”
Right now everything is in the early stages but looks to be an all MALE-driven film with Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan on board to produce, with hopes that Tatum will take a role in the film.
I still think they should turn these reboots into a new franchise that holds true to the first two films. Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Akroyd) is the main "Ghostbuster" left from the original ... Egon (Harold Ramis) has passed away, as has Dr. Peter Venkman (assuming Bill Murray doesn't want to be in the film -- or if he does he can be a ghost), Winston Zeddmore is now the head of a major prison (Ernie Hudson was in HBO's "Oz"), Ray is now the head of the "Ghostbusters" ("GhostCorps") franchise, (which they did talk about in the first film back after Ray gets the loan for mortgaging his house). Now there are all these solo "Ghostbuster" teams that do their own thing, but still check in with Dr. Stanz when needed. This can lead to an all-female team, as well as the new all-male cast. Think of "CSI: Miami" with more Proton Packs. I've had this idea ever since news of the all-female reboot was announced. I have hopes that if I spread this idea enough it may happen, especially if Sony and Akroyd are teaming up to handle the franchise in real life. I don't want any credit, I just do not want my childhood to be rebooted AGAIN!