Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has been bustin’ out images from the reboot all over social media lately. It’s a great approach that undercuts amateur set photos while engaging with old and new fans alike. Feig’s already shared looks at the costumes and the proton packs; now we get our first look at the new design of the Ghostbusters ghost-busting vehicle, the Ecto-1.
Much like the previously released images of the jumpsuits and proton packs, the new vehicle interpretation isn’t far off the original at all, making the production design feel both fresh and familiar. I, for one, am happy to see that a proper respect is being paid to the first film while also keeping this gear practical with respect to the characters and the plot. It’s not as if billionaire Tony Stark decided to go ghost hunting and whipped up a chromed-out ride to go along with his high-tech gear. This is barebones nuts-and-bolts type equipment and I love it. Take a look for yourself below:
The original Ectomobile from the 1984 Ghostbusters was a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance conversion, a busted-up bucket of bolts which famously lurched onto the scene driven by Ray (Dan Aykroyd) who got it for a steal of a deal. I can’t quite confirm the year and model of the new version of Ecto-1 except to say that it looks like it might be a 1984 Cadillac wagon converted into the new Ghostbusters vehicle as a nod to the original movie.
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