Sony And Ivan Reitman Developing Animated "Ghostbusters" Movie

With the female-driven Ghostbusters less than a year away from its release date, Sony Pictures Animation has called the Ghostcorps for another project!

Sources have confirmed to Variety that Sony has begun developing an animated Ghostbusters movie with Ivan Reitman, producer and director of the original, and will never be bettered Ghostbusters movies, who will be producing the film through his Montecito Picture Company. SPA president Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

The Real Ghostbusters. Image via Comic Book Movie.

Ghostbusters has previously gone down the animated path, with two hit animated series, "The Real Ghostbusters" and "Extreme Ghostbusters", following the success of the first movie in the 1980's. Plot details are unknown, but it's likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces.

No writer or director are attached at this time.

This marks the second this past year that Sony has taken a high-profile film property and spun it off into an animated film. SPA is also developing an Amazing Spider-Man animated movie with Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing and directing.

The Ghostbusters reboot starring Slimer, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy, and featuring cameos by the original and best Ghostbusters stars - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, will be released in July 2016.

The news of the Ghostbusters animated film was first reported by the Tracking Board.


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