'Ghostbusters' will be faithful to the original:Finn

'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' will be faithful to the original, says Finn Wolfhard

Finn Wolfhar will soon be seen in Ghostbusters Afterlife. (Credit: Facebook/Finn Wolfhar)

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard says his upcoming movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife will honour the legacy of the popular supernatural comedy franchise.

The 17-year-old actor, who plays Trevor in the Jason Reitman-directed movie, said he grew up watching the original Ghostbusters films thanks to his parents.

Afterlife is the direct sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).

Jason Reitman's father, Ivan Reitman, had directed the original Ghostbusters films which featured Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as parapsychology professors who hunts ghosts.

"When I was really young, my parents were really big fans of the original movies, so I grew up watching them.

"Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis – all of those were big, big people in our house. So getting to be a part of that legacy now is very flattering," Wolfhard told NME.

The actor said the film is "faithful" to the series and at the same time, funny.

"Older Ghostbusters fans will find it's a really, really faithful approach to the series. While young people, if not everyone, will find that, first and foremost, Ghostbusters is about family and the relationships that these people have made.

"It's also really funny, so I'm really excited for people to see it," Wolfhard added.

Murray and Aykroyd, along with Sigourney Weaver, will reprise their roles for the new film. Returning members also include Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and McKenna Grace are the new entrants.

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