Paul Feig Says His Ghostbusters Reboot Will Be Influenced By The Walking Dead

ghostbusters-reboot-release-dateBridesmaids director Paul Feig tonight appeared on AMC's Talking Dead, speaking directly to probably his largest audience since Sony announced that he will helm a new, all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

And what did he say? Well, he gave a little clue as to the tone and philosophy of the film he plans to make...and confirmed that it's a reboot, not a continuation with a new cast.

"I will say, I was very inspired by this show," Feig said after skating past a question about zombies in Ghostbusters. "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."

Feig's Ghostbusters is due in theaters on July 22, 2016.

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  1. Whew... I was worried you were going to draw inspiration from the film, cartoon, or comic series.

    • Louis
    • 173 Posts in 24 Months

    With Fantastic Four coming out soon, I was afraid I wasn't going to have a movie to hate on after that.  If it was a new team of Ghostbusters in the same continuity, I would at least give it a try.   So, thank you, Paul Feig, for making something I will never want to see and pissing all over what made the original movie good in the first place. 

    • CJ
    • 4 Posts in 22 Months

    Paul Feig can fuck off. Stop rebooting classics. 

  2. No instead of using ANY good material he's going to use zombies.....I fucking HATE zombies! This is going to be the WORST reboot known to mankind!!

  3. He's trying so hard to get people to come see this. Nobody is though

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