Actor Channing Tatum is teaming up with Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd to create a new “male-driven” film franchise inspired by the supernatural comedy.
Original Ghostbusters mastermind Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd have created a new production company called Ghostcorps, who want to build branding opportunities based around the comedy classic. Channing Tatum has been revealed as a producer and is hoped to play one of the lead characters.
“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,” Ivan Reitman told Deadline.
The latest Ghostbusters incarnation will apparently “build on” Paul Feig’s female version, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
“Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016,” said Reitman. “He’s got four of the funniest women in the world … the second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that.”