As those hacked Sony emails gradually leak out online, it raises all kinds of troubling moral questions and implications, but one upside is that we get to hear about all kinds of crazy ass ideas people have had for movies. For example, there’s that insane Men in Black/21 Jump Street mash up that someone suggested. It’s like people will just toss out whatever the hell idea pops into their head as a movie pitch. Granted, sometimes that’s exactly what the Hollywood process feels like, but these private correspondences really drive that home. There’s been a lot of interest surrounding Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and the emails now show that it’s not just funny women who have an eye on this franchise, but some big name dudes want to get in on the fun as well. And one of the ideas sounds just ludicrous enough to be a total blast.
So far we’ve heard that Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Lizzy Caplan, Emma Stone, and Amy Schumer are all down to appear in Feig’s female-fronted film, and that Rebel Wilson has actually spoken to the director about the script. Now, according to the avalanche of emails that the Daily Beast has sorted through, Channing Tatum wants his own spinoff of the new Ghostbusters, and he wants it to costar Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt. That could be ridiculous, and a lot of fun.