Ghostbusters Animated Film to Be Told From a Ghost’s POV, Because They Ain’t Afraid of No … Busters

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We still know very little about the upcoming Ghostbusters animated film, other than that Fletcher Moules is slated to direct, but while there’s still no word on who’s writing the film, or the gender of the Ghostbusters in question, we do have a little more information about the film’s plot.

As reported by, the story will be told from the point of view of a ghost. Presumably either a ghost the titular team is in the process of pursuing, or perhaps a story told in flashback from the point of view of a ghost in a trap. I’ve always wondered what it was like in one of those traps. This could be my chance to find out!

While it would be tempting to just throw one’s hands up and go Whyyyy?, an animated story can go a long way toward bringing a new generation of kids to the franchise. Having the story told from the point of view of a ghost, though, would also give adults more to chew on, providing plenty of opportunity for fan debate about things like, say, the ethics of ghostbusting.

Listen, I’m a big ol’ nerd, and I love looking at all of my favorite franchises from different angles. A Ghostbusters story from the ghost’s POV is exactly up my alley. I’ve gotta say, though, I’m just wondering what will make the angry fanboys more angry: ghost POV, or possibly having this end up being animated versions of the female ghostbusters?

What do you think? Do you like the idea of a Ghostbusters story from the ghost’s perspective? What do you hope for with this upcoming animated film? Let’s talk Ghostbusters below!

(via The A.V. Club, image: ABC)

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