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Relax, Fellas. Dudes Are Also Getting a Ghostbusters

Bustin’ to make guys feel good again. By Brandon Wolfe Opponents to the recently announced female-driven Ghostbusters reboot (who have been nothing if not a perfectly reasonable and gentlemanly lot) can take solace in the news that Sony is also producing a male-centric Ghostbusters film as a companion piece to Paul Feig’s film. The studio has launched Ghostcorps, a production shingle headed up by original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd, and plans are in the works to trap a lot of promising talent into the project’s proton stream. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Civil War , recently signed a first-look deal at Sony and are looking to direct and produce this latest Ghostbusters , with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible 5 scribe Drew Pearce writing the script. Channing Tatum is also attached as a producer, with an eye to star in the film. “We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways

Marvel's "Runaways" Has Found It's Man

Marvel's "Runaways" Has Found It's Man Several surprise hires in the Marvel universe today. First, Fox taps James McAvoy to play the young Professor Xavier in the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class. Now, Marvel Studios has picked a writer to draft Runaways , the live action film based on the cult favorite comic book (created by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan ) about the children of supervillains who try to use their evil powers for heroic purposes. The job has gone to Drew Pearce . Considering the number of scribes who wanted the job, Pearce is a relative unknown but seems a good match for the subject matter when you consider his previous superhero work. Pearce is a British writer who created No Heroics, a humorous UK television series about a bar that's a hangout for superheros, who aren't allowed to use their powers while knocking back pints. Pearce will draft Runaways for Pete Sollett, the Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist director who was set in