Channing Tatum is calling Ghostbusters for help. Not that the toned star of films such as Magic Mike needs that much assistance with his career, but Tatum is part of a new force that plans to create its own supernatural world based on the Ghostbuster universe, reported USA Today.
The original director of Ghostbusters is Ivan Reitman. Now he’s joining Dan Aykroyd to create a production company called (prepare yourself) Ghost Corps.
Ghost Corps is taking no corpses along for the ride, but the company is getting the additions of Channing Tatum as its leading man along with Joe and Anthony Russo (who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Drew Pearce (who wrote Iron Man 3). That all-male team will create the next eerie comedy to waft across the nation’s movie theaters.
Meanwhile, Paul Feig is creating a girl-power version of Ghostbusters. The comediennes featured in that separate supernatural comedy include Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.
“We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment,” explained Reitman.
He also evoked the all-female film as part of that universe.
“This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that…. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies. … My primary focus will be to build the Ghostbusters into the universe it always promised it might become. The original film is beloved, as is the cast, and we hope to create films we will continue to love.”
But although Channing Tatum is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Twitter responded with more sarcasm and snark than enthusiasm and cheers, reported Us Weekly.
“Hey guys, how about we do an all goat Ghostbusters? #Goatbusters!”
“I don’t care what gender the new Ghostbusters are – when can we talk about the fact that ghosts don’t exist”
“I’m for an all-ghost Ghostbusters, in which the main characters grapple with the existential ramifications of being ectoplasmic quislings.”
“My fear is that the new ‘male’ Ghostbusters will be too busy worrying about their prostates to adequately bust ghosts.”
But to those who think that Twitter is, well, sort of mean about Ghostbusters, consider how social media enjoyed hate-watching every minute of Sound Of Music. As the Inquisitr reported, the minute that Carrie Underwood stepped on that fake mountain and attempted to play the nun Maria who stole the fiance of a baroness, Twitter flew into a frenzy of delighted horror.
“The Sound of Music: the feel good family musical of the year about leaving your fiancée to boink the nanny.”
“YOU ARE 16, GOING ON 17 AND I’M ASSUMING YOU’D LIKE PIZZA FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY DINNERRRRRRR.”
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