'Ghostbusters' Animated Movie In Development At Sony Pictures Animation

Sony's revived Ghostbusters franchise is expanding into another dimension. The studio is working on an Ghostbusters animated movie, which will arrive after Paul Feig's live-action reboot due out next summer. Get more details on the Ghostbusters animated movie after the jump.

The studio confirmed development of an Ghostbusters animated movie to TheWrap. Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is on board to produce, while Kristine Belson and Michael Lachance will oversee the project for Sony Pictures Animation. The studio is now seeking a writer to tackle the project. No director or stars have been announced.

The Ghostbusters were previously cartoon-ified for a TV series that aired on ABC from 1986 to 1991. The new film will follow the same basic premise as the earlier show, revolving around a bunch of scientists who fight supernatural forces together. However, there's a twist — sources indicate the story will be told from the point of view of a ghost. Which is a pretty genius idea, actually.

In addition, while the Ghostbusters have typically been associated with Manhattan, the new animated movie may go elsewhere. As the trade sagely notes, " supernatural activity is not limited to a single borough in New York City."

Sony spent years trying to get a third Ghostbusters movie together before finally Feig finally came along with an idea to reboot the series. But it's clear their ambitions for the franchise don't stop there. A second live-action project is in the works with Joe and Anthony Russo – although Reitman's taken pains to de-emphasize it, perhaps so as to not overshadow the first one.

Feig's new live-action Ghostbusters stars Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyLeslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as a new team of spirit-seekers. Chris Hemsworth is their Annie Potts equivalent, and a slew of original Ghostbusters stars are set to cameo. It's due out July 15, 2016.