Denials toward the all-male Ghostbusters film, which exists in the same universe as Paul Feig’s female Ghostbusters have, well, been busted.
Screenwriter Drew Pearce has confirmed that a new, all-male Ghostbusters film is indeed in the works, and that he has completed the screenplay for it. Shedding details during the red carpet premiere of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (which he also wrote), Pearce revealed that he and the Russo brothers have a bold plan for a shared Ghostbusters universe.
“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks,” he said. “Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and the Russo brothers — who did ’Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and are doing ’Civil War’ at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it,” he told MTV. “Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”
While Pearce couldn’t confirm if Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum would star in the film, as original rumors claimed, he did confirm that he wrote the screenplay with those actors in mind.
“That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” Pearce confirmed, but added, “Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”
Regardless of the actor wield give love to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, but the original series as well.
“My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same ’Ghostbusters’ universe, because I feel, as a fan, that’s what I would want,” he said. “Standing here in New York, you just wanna tie it all together. Whether that happens or not we’ll see, but I’ve certainly given them the tools to do that, I hope.”
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