Animated ‘Ghostbusters’ Film in the Works at Sony

Ghostbusters Animated Movie
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With the female-driven “Ghostbusters” less than a year away from its release date, Sony Pictures Animation has called the gang for another project.

Sources confirm to Variety that Sony has begun developing an animated “Ghostbusters” pic with Ivan Reitman producing through his Montecito Picture Company. SPA president Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

“Ghostbusters” has previously gone down the animated path, with an animated series following the success of the first film in the ’80s. Plot details are unknown, but it’s likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces.

No writer or director are attached at this time.

This marks the second this past year that Sony has taken a high-profile film property and spun it off into an animated film. SPA is also developing an “Amazing Spider-Man” animated movie with Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing and directing.

The “Ghostbusters” reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones bows next July. The news of the animated film was first reported by the Tracking Board.

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  1. Duder NME says:

    This is preferable to waiting for Murray to stall until Akroyd and Hudson die. Too bad Lorenzo Music has joined Ramis as one with the Force, would’ve loved to hear his Venkhman again.

  2. Jholmez says:

    Yea female ghostbusters are horrible. Reboots are horrible. Should have made Ghostbusters 3 with original cast or left it dead.

  3. Leon says:

    I hate everything about this new Ghostbusters. This sucks.

  4. zidders says:

    Base it off the current IDW comic PLEASE.

  5. mikepjr says:

    Please oh PLEASE let it be based off of The Real Ghostbusters!
    It could be called “The Real Ghostbusters: Movie” we could have Maurice LaMarche as Egon, and then Dan Aykroid Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson play the other 3.
    I always felt Maurice did an AWESOME Egon, and he tried he could sound even more like Egon from the movie.
    This could be awesome, i just hope they don’t connect it to the reboot.
    The reboot is for the feminists and what not…
    But let the animated film be for the LONG time Ghostbusters fans.

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