Sony Pictures delivered their first trailer for its new “Ghostbusters” movie today. The trailer shows all four lady Ghostbusters coming together as a team in what appears to play-up significantly to the original film. The reboot features an updated look to the ghost’s special effects, and of course slime. So much green slime in fact, it’s coming out of Melissa McCarthy’s nose in one hilarious looking scene.
The trailer features a scene that calls to mind the 1984 original in which paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and particle physicist Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) approach a female ghost, with what can be described as one-part wonder, and one-part absolute naivety. The ghost’s response is to unload enough slime to make the kids envious on the Kid Choice Awards.
Appearing in the trailer is also nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), who joins the team as the inventor of the specialized detection and capture devices. Lastly, appearing is Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), who appears to be a subway booth clerk toting herself as the ideal guide to the city for the team.
The trailer has the team discovering that something is amplifying psychic activity, which has the city overrun with spirits requiring their expertise to save the day (like the original). The end of the trailer pays a humorous homage to “The Exorcist,” in a funny neck spinning moment of hilarity.
Director Paul Feig premiered the trailer on the Sony Lot yesterday and reiterated to the viewers that this is not a sequel but a reboot, according to Variety. The trailer states in the beginning that 30 years have passed. Feig went on to say,
“I didn’t like the idea of <them> being handed technology — ‘Here’s how to do this.’ I want to see it developed,” said Feig at the Wednesday event. “We give them their own original origin story and play with that.”
He continued later at the event with comparing his film to the original, “I don’t want to give stuff away because we do it in a fun way… You know the iconography. You know the things that you love the most. Let’s just say most of them show up, in one way or another, but again in a way that will hopefully be surprising so you’re not expecting it.”
His comments hints at the original cast most likely doing cameo’s as they are listed on IMDB as appearing but without actual character names. Also starring in the film is eye-candy Chris Hemsworth and from the original who was the then eye-candy, Sigourney Weaver (guessing in a cameo role).
Fans will see just how much is new, how much is a reflection of the original, and how that all combines when the film opens wide July 15.