New Ghostbusters to Have More Scares, Less Comedy Slime

By Gary Cutlack on at

The director of the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot has said he wants to concentrate on the "scariness" aspect of the pretend world of the paranormal, claiming he sees popular zombie survival series The Walking Dead as a main form of inspiration.

Speaking on the series' Talking Dead companion podcast, the film's director Paul Feig said of the zombie adventure: "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." [Guardian]