Additional information regarding Sony’s Ghostbusters plans have leaked as a result of hacker attacks against the company.
In addition to details that Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan are interested in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, it’s become known a possible spinoff may be made.
The Ghostbusters spinoff would feature Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt; Captain America directors Joe and Anthony Russo would be on board as producers, with Ghostbusters 3 director Paul Fieg possibly directing.
The Daily Mail got ahold of a batch of e-mails revealing Tatum’s enthusiasm as he compares the spinoff to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
“Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!”
An email from Hannah Minghella, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, was then sent to Amy Pascal, head of Sony movies, outlining the possible plan:
“They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat. I know we’re mid negotiations with Paul [Feig]. I’m not sure whether we’d ever develop two different versions simultaneously. Joe Russo is open to the idea that both movies could be developed in partnership so they compliment one another within the same Ghostbusters universe. Apparently the Russos are very close to Paul and Joe suggested Paul could be attached to direct both. Personally I think it’s possible for the female version to co-exist with this other version so maybe they’re not mutually exclusive.”
It’s currently unknown if the Ghostbusters spinoff was approved, as Pascal replied only with:
Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt starred together in the 2012 movie 10 Years.
Other leaked info revealed Tatum involved with a crossover between Jump Street and Men In Black.