Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm. With all hopes of a third sequel dashed after the passing of Harold Ramis (who co-wrote and played Dr. Egon Spengler), the Ghostbusters are back and fully rebooted for a new generation.
Sony has just released character posters from the new movie:
When director Paul Feig, first announced that he intended to make an all-female version of the Ghostbusters, the news was met with some skepticism from the fans of the original – me included. If these images are anything to go by, Feig might have pulled it off by combining all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today.
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby
The original Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Winston Zedmore (Ernie Hudson), Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd)
This Ghostbusters is not a sequel though, so the original cast don’t (or shouldn’t) exist in this universe. What will exist though will be the Ecto-1, a 1980s Cadillac hearse.
Will the new, re-booted Ghostbusters be able to capture a whole new generation of fans? Well so far, I like what I see. Get ready to watch them save the world summer 2016!