Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot getting inspiration from The Walking Dead?


Director Paul Feig has already explained that his all-female Ghostbusters reboot intends to be scary, and while he appears to be wanting to keep the comedy element of the classic original film, Feig also wants to inject some real horror to the film.

Feig has now added fuel to his plans of making a scarier film by stating that the new film will draw inspiration from The Walking Dead. How exactly he intends to do this is not clear, but here is what Feig told AMC’s The Talking Dead this week:

“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”

So it sounds like Feig is taking away the fun aspect of Ghostbusters and making something a bit more grounded. Personally, I like Ghostbusters just the way it was, and I am not keen on this reboot at all. Most of the cast irritate me, and so far what the director has been saying is just not sitting well with me at all, and tonight’s comments only add to my worry that this reboot is going to be a huge pile of crap.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will star in the “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Story details are unknown other than this film centers on the next generation of Ghostbusters, who happen to be female.

Ivan Reitman is producing.

It has been reported that the female Ghostbusters will be:

Erin Gabler is an academic on the tenure track at Columbia. Her former colleague and co-author is…
Abby Bergman, who’s more on the pop parapsychology side of things, and pursues ghosts for a living.
Jillian is Abby’s ghost hunting partner.
Patty is an MTA employee who comes across the main ghost.

HitFix guesses that Wiig is Erin, Jones is Abby, McKinnon is Jillian, and McCarthy is Patty.

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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