The all-male Ghostbusters movie is happening says screenwriter

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Apparently there are those who believe that an all-male Ghostbusters film isn’t in the works. Well, we have screenwriter Drew Pearce confirming that it is indeed happening, and it will be based in the same universe as the female Ghostbusters film from director Paul Feig.

Pearce is done with the screenplay, and he has revealed new information while at the Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation red carpet premiere, a movie he wrote.

“I’ve finished my work on that in the last couple weeks,” he said. “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,” he told MTV. “Obviously I cannot tell you what it is, but hopefully in one year’s time you’ll know!”

Are Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum going to star in the film? Although he didn’t say, he does want them in the film, as he has written the screenplay catered to them.

“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.”

Pearce then talks about how it will be in the same universe as the female Ghostbusters.

“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.”

Are you excited for an all-new, all-male Ghostbusters team? How about Pratt and Tatum as the stars? Sound off below!

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 22, 2016.

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