by: S. Scott Stanikmas
While news on Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters trickles out here and there and sounds rather “meh” all around, we have some news on the original crew that might make fans happy.
Sony Animation confirmed to The Wrap that the studio is looking to bring the animated Ghostbusters cartoon back for a feature film treatment.
The original series ran on ABC from 1986 until 1991 and was a thoroughly enjoyable cartoon. It followed the four main characters from the film (Venkman, Stanz, Spengler and Zeddemore) as they battled ghosts and had wacky adventures. Ivan Reitman, director of the classic 1984 film, is on board to produce.
No word has come out yet for a director or who the studio is looking ta for voice casting. The first order of business is to find a writer or writers to flesh out the film.
Rumor is that instead of following the four paranormal experts this film will be told from the POV of a ghost, which could be an interesting way to tackle the story. As long as Slimer is still running around, being a pain for Venkman, I’m all for it.
There was word that with Feig’s Ghostbusters film, Sony was looking to start a franchise and produce a male-centric reboot film as well. The project, which was rumored to have Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt in the lead roles, has since dissolved. This could be a back-up plan, given how badly the press is handling any announcement of Feig’s project, which hits theaters next summer.