The "Ghostbusters" universe is making room for guys once again.
Sony Pictures has formed Ghostcorps, a new production company to develop movie and TV content and merchandise based on the supernatural comedy franchise, The Times has confirmed, and first up is a male-led "Ghostbusters" movie.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
"Ghostbusters" helmer Ivan Reitman and writer-star
Sony, which has at times struggled to keep up in the franchise arms race compared to rivals such as Disney and Warner Bros., has been looking to rejuvenate the "Ghostbusters" brand for several years.
Until fairly recently the plan had been to reunite the original on-screen team of Aykroyd,
If the approach works, it could give Sony a big blockbuster sandbox to play in. On the other hand, it also runs the risk of franchise fatigue. It's been more than 25 years since the last "Ghostbusters" movie, and now all of a sudden there are two more on the way.