Blah blah blah, and so it goes on! Yesterday the Internet blew up over some comments by writer Drew Pearce, who said he had turned in a script for another Ghostbusters film, hoping to star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum. Now, producer Ivan Reitman (and director of the original film) is claiming that this other Ghostbusters film is nonsense.
In a statement, he confirms that the ONLY Ghostbusters film in development in Paul Feig’s female lead feature, and that the talk of this other male lead film is rubbish. Here is what Reitman said:
“There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”
Take from that what you will, but there has been talk of a new male lead Ghostbusters film long before Feig’s female lead film came along, so is Reitman really confirming that another film is NOT happening, or is he simply saying this to bring the focus back to Feig’s film?
Feig’s film is being developed with Sony, and so would the other film that Pearce has supposedly written, so it seems like Reitman is simply protecting Sony’s female film, and keeping fans focusing on one film at a time. Let’s face it, all fans of the original films would much rather see a film with Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum as part of the Ghostbusters instead of Feig’s female lead film, so naturally Sony want fans forgetting that something better is in the pipeline.
Personally, I believe there is a new Ghostbusters film on the way, exactly as was reported yesterday, and Sony want to get Feig’s film in cinemas before getting fans excited (and more so) about another film.