According to the announcement on YouTube, the full trailer for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters isn’t due out until March 3rd. But no matter how hard I focus my mind powers I can’t speed up time. The film itself will be in theaters July 15th, but I still remember watching the original 1984 Ghostbusters as a kid and staying up late at night, terrified that Zuul and Vinz Clortho were going to eat me. But also, you know, laughing.
While the teaser trailer doesn’t include any ghosts, busting, or even a hint at what we can expect, here’s what we know so far. The story looks like it will be a fantastic romp through the Ghostbusters universe while still standing on its own two feet, as Feig wants this movie to be a reboot rather than a continuation. Apparently the movie’s main characters are two failed authors of a book about ghosts, who, when NYC becomes overrun with paranormal activity, eventually join forces with their business savvy friend and an MTA employee to form the Ghostbusters.
Feig has the chops to pull off this supernatural comedy, considering his credits include Bridesmaids, Spy, and Freaks and Geeks. Ghostbusters’ main characters, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, have worked with Feig on Bridesmaids, while the rest of the team, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, hail from Saturday Night Live.
Lovable thunder god Chris Hemsworth will be playing the adorably nerdy Kevin, as a replacement for Janine. But don’t think that just because the movie isn’t starring the original cast, everyone will be out of sight and out of mind. We’re looking forward to some awesome cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. There’s no information as of yet to which roles they will play – presumably they’ll be reprising their roles from the original film. Whatever the case, I’m sure fans will get the warm fuzzies seeing the old gang back together again. With all these amazing actors, my big question is: Will there be a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?
The roles are not the only thing to get revamped, as everything from the Ecto 1 & 2 to the uniforms have been redesigned, and despite filming some scenes in Boston, it seems that the Ghostbusters‘ headquarters will still be located in NYC. Feig has said he may even bring back the Ray Parker Jr. theme song. The teaser trailer definitely hints at it, with the last two seconds playing that familiar, lingering melody.
Along with those tidbits, Feig has also been teasing us for months with pictures. You can see images from production to some of the toys that will be released alongside the film in the gallery below. I am personally stoked for the LEGO set that has been designed for the film. It comes with the whole team, Ecto 1 & 2, plus a scary ghost to bust. Those minifigs look totally badass! I can’t wait to see what kind of headquarters LEGO puts out. Until then, I’ll amuse myself with this video of a lightning fast assembly of the orginial LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by BrickNerd.
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Image Credits: Sony Pictures Entertainment and LEGO