Sony Sets Up ‘Ghostbusters’-Branded Production Banner Ghost Corps

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With its female-centric “Ghostbusters” set to bow next summer, Sony is now looking to find other ways to capitalize on the franchise by creating the production company Ghost Corps, which will spawn a “Ghostbusters” universe through branding opportunities based on the hit films.

“Ghostbusters” helmer Ivan Reitman and writer-star Dan Aykroyd will head up the company along with Reitman’s Montecito Production partners Tom Pollock, Ali Bell and Alex Plapinger. The focus of the banner will be to find ways to capitalize on the “Ghostbusters” name through movies, TV projects and merchandise.

The banner’s first order of business is developing a “Ghostbusters” pic that will serve as a counterpart to the Paul Feig female-driven one that will begin production in June.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Anthony and Joe Russo are loosely attached to direct, with Channing Tatum and producing partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan also coming on to produce. Drew Pearce is on board to pen the script.

The film is in very early stages, with the Russos still busy directing the “Captain America: Civil War” and possibly an “Avengers” movie. It’s not clear whether Tatum would star, given his busy schedule, but the studio is hopeful this can happen.

Tatum is repped by UTA and Management 360 with the Russos and Pearce both repped by WME. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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  1. Harry Peter Bryant says:

    It is with regret that the new (2016) Ghostbusters is making out to be a total failure; with many fans reporting that the cinemas are close to being empty; with a movie that reeks of stupidity – and worst of all, the comedy is just not funny. Combine it with a man hating narrative; it appears to hold the audience (and fan base) in contempt; with a badly written plot.

    Like the (1393) Wizard of Oz, a fictional musical comedy, based on a novel by Lyman Frank Baum; (a feminist); he also portrays men as being stupid in relation to the protagonist of Dorothy. Unlike Ghostbusters this movie is well received and enjoyed by a board fan base of all demographics. The well written and non-offensive fantasy world of Baum; at a time when feminist were essential to bring about equality of gender in a male dominated world; is a testament of his genius; which puts to shame, the tripe of Dippold in the modern western metropolis of immaterial possessions and superficial heroes.

    Inherent in the new Ghostbusters movie; is the revelation that it is now acceptable to murder ghost!! I can only exacerbate that both Paul Feig & Katie Dippold hate man (and Ghostbusters fan base) with extreme prejudice and total distain. Clearly missing the mark; they have undermined a great franchise.

    – Ghostbuster fan (11/10/73)

  2. Will Ghost Corps still be viable if the first reboot film tanks? Judging by the just released trailer, it’s not looking good for the new film.

  3. Catrina Gable says:

    Hey. I got the fourth script ready and I want to meet Dan Aykroyd. I figured may be I can sign up for Ghost Corps. Where can I find a registration form? What site?

  4. I can see this company going the same way as cannon films did in the 80’s where they
    expanded way too much without repercussions on their spending these companies love
    to spend spend spend not save save save money and not investing it wisely .

    FRANKIE SMALES

    SMALES TV UK

  5. Inspector Clouseau says:

    Female cast ghostbusters? Sony is without question A JOKE. That is akin to trying to replace the Three Stooges!! Sony shouldn’t be concerned with external attacks by hackers…they’re doing a fine destruction job on themselves. How f..ked up are they????

  6. I love the original “Ghostbusters” and don’t take much issue with an all-female cast of a new film, providing they can make the all-female premise somewhat logical. I will NOT, however, see a film should they include the can’t-act-his-way-out-of-a-paper-bag male stripper Channing Tatum. Whatever deluded casting director first burdened us with his presence should be collecting unemployment right now.

  7. Ruby says:

    For the love of all that is… Please no Channing Tatum

  8. Paulinap says:

    This is such nonsense. They are so horrified at the idea of a female cast that now they most create an entire male universe around the brand? What in the world is going on at Sony? What a mess…

    • Mike Obrien says:

      its because Amy Pascal the head of sony basically stepped down cause of the continue rants of GB fans and the email hacking scandal, now a male Former Fox head Tom Rothman took over as the chairman of Sony earlier this year, so hes making a ghostcorps company that will be helmed by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd the two that has been looking out for us GB fans for years, it should of been them two that looks over any ghostbuster movie tv series or anything GB related from the start, we all know this paul feig reboot is gonna suck so badly but i cant wait for what else comes after of what ghostcorp’s Reitman and Aykroyd come up with

  9. K. Sparling says:

    Yawn.

  10. pufferstuffer says:

    Goodbye SONY, last thing I want to sit thru are vagina-centric humor and horrific tampon-time-of-the-month jokes. Akin to adding hamburger helper to Kobe filet mignon.

  11. Walkman says:

    Way to continue to spit on Harold Ramis’ grave. Another universe series. Just let it be.

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