That Ghostbusters spinoff from the Russo brothers has been scrapped

Back when word broke about Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters film, another rumor started making the rounds about a separate project from the Russo brothers. Well, you can forget about that version now.

In a chat with Forbes, director Joe Russo was asked about the long-rumored project — which was buzzed to potentially star Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum at one point — and he confirmed it has officially been scrapped. Turns out the Russos are a little busy wrapping up Captain America: Civil War, then moving on to the Avengers: Infinity War two-parter. So their schedule is pretty much booked through the end of the decade. 

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

“There was a period there when Paul Feig was engaging Sony in talks about Ghostbusters and we were also engaging them. He was further along with his process than we were and he closed his deal so that’s the only Ghostbusters world that’s being explored right now over at Sony. Once we took Avengers: Infinity War it took us off the table for any kind of any potential work on a Ghostbusters project.”

Regardless of your thoughts on Feig’s Ghostbusters project, it’s a shame the Russos won’t have a chance to play in the sandbox. The directing duo was responsible for some of the best episodes of cult hit sitcom Community, and if they could’ve actually assembled that A-list cast, this could’ve been one heck of a fun movie.

Are you bummed to hear this project has hit the skids?


(Via Forbes)

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