More than three decades ago, three eccentric New York City parapsychologists began the private business of finding and capturing ghosts. Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis waltzed into the hearts of many fans and started a cult following with the first "Ghostbusters" movie, which released in 1984.
The movie's creator, Dan Aykroyd, recently announced his intentions to reboot the franchise, which released another movie in 1989, by making a "Ghostbusters" spinoff with an all-female cast. He, along with original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman, have been hired by Sony Pictures to oversee their unit, named Ghost Corps, that will be responsible for all upcoming instalments of the movie.
The four central characters of the new movie, set for release on 22 July 2016, will be played by "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig, current cast members Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy - who is a long-time friend of the late night comedy sketch show. Paul Feig, the director of the comedy blockbuster, "Bridesmaids", will direct the movie that is currently in pre-production.
Earlier this year, it was also announced that another spinoff of "Ghostbusters" would be made soon, with an all-male cast. This movie, dubbed as "Ghostbusters 3", would most probably star "Magic Mike" Channing Tatum, although nothing is written on stone, or signed on paper, as yet.
This all-male alternative, to be directed by the Russo brothers - who will also be directing the two upcoming "Avengers" movies and the 2016 "Captain America" movie, will reportedly star "Jurassic World" star Chris Pratt.