Stranger Things season 3 to be inspired by Chevy Chase film


The latest upcoming season of Stranger Things has already been confirmed to be paying homage to big films from 1985.  One of the films in question has now been confirmed and it’s probably not the one you think.  

In an interview with Variety, Stranger Things star David Harbour mentioned that rather than the more obvious candidates like Back to the Future or The Breakfast Club (though both will likely be making some kind of appearance), one of the films inspiring season 3 will be none other than Fletch.

"“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies. And ‘Fletch’ is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from ‘Stranger Things’ and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.”"

Fletch, loosely based on a series of novels by Gregory Mcdonald was an action comedy film that starred Chevy Chase as an LA reporter who finds himself dragged into a murder plot.  

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The film wound up being a hit for Chase that over the ensuing decades has also achieved a cult following which evidently includes the Duffer Brothers.  

A sequel titled Fletch Lives was released in 1989 but was unable to match the success of the first. 

A reboot of Fletch has languished in development hell as far back as 2000.  Actors considered or attached to the project over the years have included Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Zach Braff and most recently Jason Sudekis.

Given the reporter angle of Fletch, it’s not too big of a leap to assume the film’s elements in Stranger Things will somehow involve Jake Busey’s newly added journalist character but time will tell.  

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Season 3 of Stranger Things will stream on Netflix sometime in 2019.  

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