IT'S FINALLY HERE! The new trailer for the reboot of the classic, sci-fi comedy Ghostbusters graced screens everywhere this morning, and we couldn't be more stoked.
It was a long, painful wait for what was originally going to be a sequel with the original 80s cast. There were many bumps in the road and non-compliancies until, after original cast member Harold Ramis passed away in 2014, the idea was scrapped.
After it was announced that there would be an all-female reboot, there was a surprising amount of backlash from some dark corners of the internet. But, as it turns out, nobody cares, life goes on, and women are funny. who'd have thought?! As the film's seasoned comedy director Paul Feig said: "I just wanted the funniest people, and the funniest people I know are these women. It shouldn't be about that. Ghostbusters is for everybody." Amen.
Of course, we can't yet say how "on point" the film will be, but if the trailer is any indication, we're all in for one hilarious, slimy ride. Set in New York, the movie's core cast is comprised of a paranormal maven (Melissa McCarthy), a particle physicist (Kristin Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon), and a sassy MTA worker (Leslie Jones). "It was important, like in the original, to have the everyman," said co-writer Katie Dippold. "Kristen brings vulnerability. Melissa's character is headstrong. Kate is the weirdo-nut and Leslie is powerful."
Don't worry, Ghostbusters fans; there will be plenty of familiar iconography in this highly-anticipated reboot, including proton packs, an Ecto-1 vehicle, and slime! While there will lots of new and unexpected elements (according to Feig), the creators felt it was important to fit in as many nods to the original as possible. As for the beloved theme song, Feig assured: "You'll definitely hear the Ghostbusters song. You can't do Ghostbusters without it. … There's an awesome new version of it. And Teddy Shapiro, who did Spy, is doing an amazing theme. I wanted it to be spooky, gothic and cool."
Take a look at the trailer below:
What do you think of the trailer? Will you be seeing the new Ghostbusters when it hits theaters this summer on July 15th? Let us know in the comments section below.