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Channing Tatum lands new deal for all-male remake of Ghostbusters - just weeks after all-female remake announced

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Actor Channing Tatum

Actor Channing Tatum

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Actress Kristen Wiig attends the screening of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' 'Girl Most Likely' hosted by The Cinema Society  Brooks Brothers at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 15, 2013 in New York City.

Actress Kristen Wiig attends the screening of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' 'Girl Most Likely' hosted by The Cinema Society Brooks Brothers at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 15, 2013 in New York City.

CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 14:  Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California.

CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 14: Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California.

Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon

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Actor Channing Tatum

JUST weeks after the cast of the all-female remake of 80s smash Ghostbusters was announced, it has been reported that an all-male remake is also in the works.

Deadline reports that 34-year-old Tatum is the first star to sign up for a role in the new movie.

It is believed Sony Pictures is forming a company called ‘Ghostcorps’ with original principals Ivan Reitman (68) and Dan Aykrod (62) on board.

Drew Pearce, the writer of Iron Man 3 and Mission Impossible 5, is believed to be writing the screenplay.

It was announced last year that an all-female remake is in production, with Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy starring alongside Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

It is scheduled for release in July 2016.

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Actress Kristen Wiig attends the screening of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' 'Girl Most Likely' hosted by The Cinema Society  Brooks Brothers at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 15, 2013 in New York City.

Actress Kristen Wiig attends the screening of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' 'Girl Most Likely' hosted by The Cinema Society Brooks Brothers at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 15, 2013 in New York City.

Actress Kristen Wiig attends the screening of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' 'Girl Most Likely' hosted by The Cinema Society Brooks Brothers at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 15, 2013 in New York City.

The all-male remake will then build off the plot from the female version.

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