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Male-led 'Ghostbusters' movie gets in the spirit with Channing Tatum

Hate the idea of an all-ladies "Ghostbusters" movie? Don't worry, there's a ghost bros version coming from Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd and star Channing Tatum.

Look out ghosts! More new "Ghostbusters" movies on the way! Columbia Pictures

Looks like the all-female cast of director Paul Feig's upcoming aren't the only ones to officially fight off angry spirits. Sony Pictures just formed a new production company -- including original 'busters Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd -- aptly called Ghost Corps, to focus on projects based on the 1984 film.

Ghost Corps plan on releasing "an action-centric comedy that is a counterpart to the Paul Feig-directed film that will start production in June," according to Deadline.

On board for the new movie are directors Joe and Anthony Russo (best known for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), writer Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3'"), and actor Channing Tatum, who wants to produce with partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.

Whether or not Tatum will star in the new movie has yet to be officially announced by Sony, but already rumors are flying faster than Slimer that Tatum's real-life buddy Chris Pratt will be joining him in the new movie.

While Deadline reports that the idea for the male-focused "Ghostbusters" film originally came from Pearce, and that this was something Reitman and Aykroyd "had long discussed," it's easy to wonder if this is in reaction to miffed male fans of the movie voicing their dismay online that women were taking over the franchise with Feig's female casting choices for the reboot.

After all, just last month, Aykroyd said he wanted another "Ghostbusters" film, aside from Feig's, that would be a little more "conventional," according to Salon.

Fully aware that this news might cause some confusion among those of us who aren't afraid of no female Ghostbusters, Pearce tweeted, "Don't worry, the tone we're aiming for is pretty 'human-centric.' Except for all the ghosts."

Reitman also expressed his thoughts about Feig's female cast and what Ghost Corps hopes to achieve.

"We want to expand the 'Ghostbusters' universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment," Reitman told Deadline. "This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. "

"Paul Feig's film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016. He's got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come, " Reitman added. "The second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that. Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers' next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following year. It's just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies."

Let's hope that officially means there's room enough for everyone -- men, women and Slimer -- in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" projects.

We just hope to see a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cameo in the new movies. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET