By: Adam Basciano
While I like the idea of an all female lead Ghostbusters film, I think they’ve assembled a one-dimensional cast of leading ladies. If you’re uneasy about how that film will turn out, Sony is planning to give us several different opportunities to enjoy this franchise. “The studio is simultaneously forming Ghostcorps, a new production company whose principals include original Ghostbusters architects Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd; they will have offices at Sony with the mission to scare up branding opportunities based on the 1984 comedy classic.” That’s fantastic news, especially having the original custodians of the film series on board. So what’s their plan? “Reitman is putting the male-driven film with a powerhouse brain trust: Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Joe and Anthony Russo, who just made a first-look Sony deal and are looking to direct and produce this; Drew Pearce, the Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible 5 scribe who’ll write; and Channing Tatum and his partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, who are attached to produce. The hope is for Tatum to play one of the Ghostbusters in this film.” While I’m not particularly a fan of Channing Tatum, I can’t deny that he is a box office draw. Also, he is getting positive word of mouth with Foxcatcher, so I guess I’ll give him a shot. I am absolutely thrilled that the Russo brothers are on board to direct because Captain America: The Winter Soldier was one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe films thus far. Overall, I am onboard with this endeavour, and look forward to the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.