There’s An Animated Ghostbusters In The Works
With the female-driven Ghostbusters from Kevin Feig less than a year away from its release date, Sony Pictures Animation has called the gang for another project.
Sources confirmed to Variety that Sony has begun developing an animated Ghostbusters pic with Ivan Reitman producing through his Montecito Picture Company and SPA presidents Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Ghostbusters has previously gone down the animated path, with an animated series following the success of the first film in the 1980s. Plot details are unknown, but it’s likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces, and currently no writer or director are attached to the project.
This marks the second time this past year that Sony has taken a high-profile film property and spun it off into an animated film with the SPA also developing an Amazing Spider-Man animated movie with Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing and directing.
The Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones recently wrapped filming in Boston. The film is set to have cameo appearances from many of the original cast members in addition to also featuring Chris Hemsworth as the receptionist.
The all-female Ghostbusters reboot bows next July.