Sony & Ivan Reitman Developing Ghostbusters Animated Movie

An animated Ghostbusters feature film is in the works at Sony, according to The Tracking Board.

The animated action-comedy will be produced by Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman and Sony Pictures Animation's Ali Bell and Kristine Belson will also be on hand to oversee it. Reitman, directed and produced the first two live-action films: 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters II. He's also serving as a producer on Paul Feig's all-female reboot, too.

Not much is known about the plot of the animated feature or the characters that will be used. Tracking Board and The Wrap both claim that the premise won't deviate from the original Ghostbusters: A group of scientists get together to battle some supernatural entities in New York.

This isn't the first time the Ghostbusters will become animated, that honor goes to The Real Ghostbusters, an animted television series that ran from 1986 to 1991. It told additional tales of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz and the adorable green ghost named Slimer.

Director Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters live-action film, starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, will arrive in theaters July 15, 2016.