Hey, remember a few years ago when pretty much everyone thought of Ghostbusters as just a couple of movies that came out in the ‘80s? Well, Sony Pictures continues to be committed to changing that in a big way. We already knew that writer-director Paul Feig was working on a new film reboot with an all-female main cast, and that’s been both exciting and inuriating, depending on who you are. Then, there was the still-circulating rumor that a more male-driven reboot, headed by Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum, might happen. Now, because Sony apparently wants to cover all the bases, we’re getting a new cartoon Ghostbusters.
Variety reports that original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is working with the studio to create an animated feature film to add to the franchise. There’s no other information at the moment, including who might write or direct this latest effort to revive the franchise, but given how much we’ve been talking about reboots over the past half-decade or so, it’s not exactly surprising news.
The Ghostbusters already have a successful cartoon history thanks to the Real Ghostbusters animated series that aired from 1986 to 1991, but now they’re getting a chance to take it to the big screen as part of Sony’s continued effort to take a beloved '80s comedy premise and transform it into a full-blown shared universe. Will it work? It’s hard to tell, but you have to admire Sony’s willingness to go for absolute broke.