There’s more than one “Ghostbusters” film in the works at Sony, and the second one just gained a director. Just a few days after unleashing the first trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a “Ghostbusters” animated movie is in the works and it will be directed by Fletcher Moules. The director previously worked on the popular series of animated “Clash of Clans” commercials. One commercial for the mobile game, titled “Ride of the Hog Riders,” has been viewed 90 million times on YouTube.
The film, which comes from Sony Pictures Animation, will count original “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman as one of its producers. The film is part of Sony’s “Ghost Corps” initiative, which is a collective that includes Reitman and Dan Aykroyd that’s tasked with expanding the “Ghostbusters” franchise into a cinematic universe.
In addition to Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” film, which arrives this summer, there’s also talk of one starring Channing Tatum and produced and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. So far that film hasn’t gone past the planning stages, with no official announcement or release date set. The new “Ghostbusters” from director Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon arrives in theaters on July 15.