Animated ‘Ghostbusters’ Film in the Works at Sony

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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