In what is perhaps the most *smh* revelation in recent entertainment news, a Ghostbusters reboot starring an all-male cast is also happening, says its screenwriter Drew Pearce. As a matter of fact, as the writer told MTV, the film is already written.
Although its content is top secret, Pearce added, it’s a “gigantic bold idea.”
“The Russo brothers — who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are doing Civil War at the moment — and Ivan Reitman, who did the original movie, are going to take that and run with it,” he said. “Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”
In one year’s time, for those maybe not aware, is also roughly the premiere date of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot. In other words, Pearce’s opportunity to reveal details of the plot will also be during the same moment Feig’s all-female version will be basking in its recently-premiered glory. Is it a shameless attempt to steal some thunder from the Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig-fronted production? (Maybe, probably yes.)
However, as Pearce is quick to say, he imagined this film taking part in the same universe as both the Ghostbusters 1984 version as well as the reboot, and he’s already got his stars in mind.
When asked whether he was considering casting Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum, he replied, “That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project.”
As for why Pearce thought 2015 was the year to pen this film after over 30 years, coincidentally at the same time another reboot had been announced, welp, that question was left unasked.
So, readers, do you think this film will be a good idea? Or radioactive garbage?
This editorial is an opinion piece.
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