OMG! Channing Tatum Wants Ghostbusters Reboot - With Chris Pratt!
Hollywood's funniest hunks want to team-up for new take on franchise...
Channing Tatum may have thrown a spanner in the works of the planned Ghostbusters reboot - by throwing his own hat in the ring.
The movie hunk is super-keen to star in a new version of the movie franchise, according to (yet more) leaked emails from Sony Pictures.
And that's not all - he wants to team up with his good friend, Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt.
The pair, who are both fine comedians as well as being easy on the eye, have been lobbying Sony to let them get involved since the summer.
According to the Daily Beast, Tatum emailed movie exec Amy Pascal back in August, writing: "Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE.
"I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!"
And just in case the finer details got lost amid Chan the man's excitement, studio head of production Hannah Minghella spelled it out in an email the next day.
She wrote: "So… in a curious turn of events - the Russos and Channing want to develop Ghostbusters as a vehicle for Channing and Chris Pratt to do together.
"The Russos, Channing and Reid have been brainstorming ideas and want to create a whole new mythology that would support multiple movies (the way that Nolan reinvented Batman). To be clear - the Russos want to produce (not direct) and while Channing and Chris are looking for a movie to do together they haven't mentioned this to him yet because they weren't sure how we'd react."
The Russos are of course Anthony and Joe Russo - directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Minghella goes on: "They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat.
"I know we're mid negotiations with Paul (Feig). I'm not sure whether we'd ever develop two different versions simultaneously.
"Joe Russo is open to the idea that both movies could be developed in partnership so they complement one another within the same Ghostbusters universe. Apparently the Russos are very close to Paul and Joe suggested Paul could be attached to direct both.
"Personally I think it's possible for the female version to co-exist with this other version so maybe they're not mutually exclusive."
The female-led version of Ghostbusters has meanwhile been attracting interest from a number of A-listers.
Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan are all revealed to be interested in the project - and Ryan Gosling has reportedly been sniffing round the male role.
Good luck sorting that lot out Sony!