‘Ghostbusters’: Character and Ecto-1 Featurettes Offer a Closer Look at the Reboot

     June 8, 2016

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The new Ghostbusters is nearly here. Sony Pictures has unveiled a series of behind-the-scenes character featurettes as well as one reserved just for the famous vehicle, the Ecto-1, all of which show off some new footage from director Paul Feig’s redo. The film stars Melissa McCarthy as Abby, Kristen Wiig as Erin, Leslie Jones as Patty, and Kate McKinnon as Holtzmann, and as you’re probably well aware by now, is a full reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. This new story revolves around the aforementioned women teaming up to combat an ever-growing paranormal presence in Manhattan, which hits a fever pitch when said ghosts begin taking over human bodies.

While I still have yet to see a trailer that’s bowled me over from a comedy perspective, the same could’ve been said for the Feig-helmed Spy or The Heat, both of which ended up being much funnier than their respective trailers would’ve had you believe. Moreover, working with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel), I like the imagery Feig has settled on for the film, with the colorful ghosts really standing out as something special and, to be honest, far superior than the ghosts in the original movie.


These featurettes offer a closer look at the reboot, and even a brief tease of the new iteration of the theme song by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott. Watch the videos below to get your Ghostbusters fix. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong, and Andy Garcia. After years and years of development, Ghostbusters finally opens in theaters on July 15th.



Here’s the official synopsis for Ghostbusters:

30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.

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Image via Sony Pictures

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