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The Russo Brothers No Longer Working on Separate "Ghostbusters" Spin-Off

In addition to this summer's forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, the original film's producer and director Ivan Reitman confirmed that there was another Ghostbusters film in development that would be scripted by Drew Pearce and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Later buzz brought back rumors that Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt may star in the movie. But since then, fans haven't heard anything about the proposed Ghostbusters spin-off, but that unfortunately changes today.


Now that the Russo brothers have taken on both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios, the duo is no longer involved with making the new Ghostbusters. But that doesn't mean it’s not still in the cards.

Speaking with Forbes (via Latino Review), here's what Joe Russo had to say about their involvement with a Ghostbusters project at Sony Pictures:

"There was a period there when Paul Feig was engaging Sony in talks about GHOSTBUSTERS and we were also engaging them. He was further along with his process than we were and he closed his deal so that's the only GHOSTBUSTERS world that's being explored right now over at Sony. Once we took AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR it took us off the table for any kind of any potential work on a GHOSTBUSTERS project."

In addition to the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot and talk about a separate Ghostbusters spin-off, it was recently unveiled that Sony has been quietly developing a animated Ghostbusters movie via its Sony Pictures Animation, and that project recently took one step closer to reality.

Fletcher Moules, the rising animator and helmer behind the hugely popular animated Clash of Clans commercial spots, has signed on to direct the movie. Ivan Reitman would act as one of the producers.

Original source: /Film.

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