New Ghostbusters Movie Influenced By The Walking Dead


The reboot of the Ghostbusters series is set to be released in 2016, but thanks to the film’s director Paul Feig, we now know it will be somewhat inspired by the hit AMC show The Walking Dead.  When Feig joined the couch for Talking Dead last week, he told Chris Hardwick that The Walking Dead has several elements that he wants to include in the new Ghostbusters film.  Here’s what he had to say about it:

"“I will say, I was very inspired by this show. What I love is how they play with the danger, they play with the scariness, but also the idea that it’s always about gauntlet run. And that’s something, an element I want to bring to this Ghostbusters reboot is having to get through these various obstacles that are supernatural and all that. I really feed off of The Walking Dead.”"

There has been some worry lately about the announcement that the Ghostbusters would all be played by females (Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon) instead of males like in the original two movies, but the show does have the comic power to be able to bring the humor that is needed to balance out the serious times.  Each of those ladies have proven themselves on the small screen, whether it is Saturday Night Live or Mike and Molly.  Both Wiig and McCarthy have had successful film careers to this point as well and bring a star power to the show.

And if those serious times are indeed inspired by The Walking Dead, this could end up being a fantastic reboot for the Ghostbusters series.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of Ghostbusters and am very interested to see what the new Ghostbusters film will be all about.  And now that I know it is inspired (at least in part) by The Walking Dead, I’m even more intrigued.

Watch for the Ghostbusters reboot in theaters in 2016, be sure to watch The Walking Dead Sunday nights on AMC with Talking Dead immediately following The Walking Dead.  Check your local listings for times and availability

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