You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony’s Animated ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Finds Director

Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie.

Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie.

Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would act as one of the producers.

Sony, a studio with fewer franchises than some of its rivals, is betting big with “Ghostbusters.” Along with the live-action movie, which opens in July, the studio created the Ghost Corps, a collective with Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, to head up the expansion of the franchise and to create a “Ghostbusters” cinematic universe.

After the original “Ghostbusters” movie bowed in 1984, DiC Enterprises produced “The Real Ghostbusters,” an animated series that ran from 1986-91.

Fletchers has worked in commercials and did interstitial work for AMC, but is best known for his spots for the popular online game “Clash of Clans.”One of Moules’ spots, “Ride of the Hog Riders,” has been viewed 89 million times.

He is repped by Verve. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

More Film

  • Josh Brolin'Only the Brave' film screening,

    Josh Brolin Mourns 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman's Death: It Was an 'Absolute Freak Accident'

    Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie. Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would […]

  • 'Surviving Peace' Review: Does Israel Truly

    Film Review: 'Surviving Peace'

    Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie. Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Top Sluggish Weekend Ahead of 'Geostorm'

    Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie. Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would […]

  • Wong Kar-wai Gets Lumière, Talks Influences,

    Wong Kar-wai Honored in Lyon, Talks Early Influences, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong Handover and Bigger Canvas for ‘Grandmaster’

    Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie. Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would […]

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Film Review: 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Sony Pictures Animation may have just found the helmer to direct its upcoming animated “Ghostbusters” movie. Sources tell Variety that Fletcher Moules, the director behind the hugely popular animated “Clash of Clans” commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman, co-creator of Ghostbusters and one of the stewards of the franchise, would […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content