The First ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Has Arrived, Complete With Library Ghost
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The first trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon is finally here.
The film’s director and co-writer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) unveiled the trailer today (March 3) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Per his own instructions: “When you watch the
#GB16 trailer online today, if possible play it on big speakers or with a good pair of headphones. Crank it up, friends!” Okay then! Watch it above.
The trailer seems to indicate that it’s more of a straightforward remake than we would’ve thought: A library ghost, the hearse, the intergroup dynamics (McKinnon plays the Egon Spengler figure, and may be our favorite so far). The 1984 original, helmed by Ivan Reitman, had more of a dry tone than the more slapstick approach evident in this first trailer — though that choice does play to Leslie Jones’ strengths (or those we’ve seen on SNL so far).
It’s been a year and a half since Feig announced he’d be co-writing and directing a reboot of the classic comedy, which starred Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
Despite the fact that every beloved entertainment property has gotten a reboot in Hollywood’s current risk-averse/nostalgia-soaked climate (or will soon), the news that the leads would be female was enough to throw some fans — mostly male — into a tizzy, fanning themselves at the very notion and weeping for their destroyed childhoods. Will the trailer change hearts and minds? We’ll find out this summer.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15, 2016.
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