Back in March Deadline broke news about yet another Ghostbusters reboot, this time with dudes at the center. I wrote a piece explaining what Deadline got wrong, and saying that the whole concept spun out of the real life friendship between Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, and that Chris Pratt was being sought to star alongside ol' Chan. You can read the whole thing here.
Then Pratt denied it and I was frustrated because my sources were fucking IMPECCABLE and I knew I was right, but what are you gonna do? Well, you're gonna wait a few months for the writer of the movie to confirm your story. Drew Pearce just finished the script for Ghost-Boy-Sters (that's my title for it) and he talked to MTV at the premiere for MIssion: Impossible - Rogue Nation (which he co-wrote) about it.
When asked if the script was written with Pratt and Tatum in mind Pearce didn't even blink an eye:
“That’s definitely the cast we’ve been thinking about as we approach the project,” Pearce confirmed, but added, “Whether that happens or not is very much above my pay grade. It’s just my job to give them something exciting that maybe they’ll do.”
Thank you, Drew.
What's his script about? He won't tell! Obviously. But he says:
“Obviously it’s top secret, but there’s a gigantic bold idea that I came up with, and 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. Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”
He also confirms that this movie is intended to be side-by-side with Paul Feig's Ghostbusters. I told you in my original piece that the plan is to have the two teams crossover in an Avengers type movie.
“My personal inclination is to try and make everything occur in the same ’Ghostbusters’ universe, because I feel, as a fan, that’s what I would want,” he said. “Standing here in New York, you just wanna tie it all together. Whether that happens or not we’ll see, but I’ve certainly given them the tools to do that, I hope.”
There you have it.