Ghostbusters spin-off movie is in the works

Hollywood superstars Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt could feature in a 'Ghostbusters' spin-off movie, leaked emails have revealed

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Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt could feature in a 'Ghostbusters' spin-off movie.

Kevin Feig is currently working on a female-led 'Ghostbusters 3' and according to a leaked email from Sony, Joe and Anthony Russo - the directors of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - are keen to make a complementary movie.

In an email titled 'Ghostbusters' and seen by The Daily Beast, Channing says: "Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE (sic)."

Later, the 34-year-old hunk added: "I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!"

Meanwhile, Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures co-president of production, revealed some additional details about the potential movie in a second email.

She wrote: "The Russos, Channing ... have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman).

"To be clear - the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to do together they haven't mentioned this to him yet because they weren't sure how we'd react.

"They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat."

Ghostbusters

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.

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