Director Paul Fieg’s take on the classic supernatural comedy Ghostbusters has eyes rolling for another remake in the Hollywood and with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy to star, the treatment of the film is questionable for some. An all-female group that takes out ghosts for a living.
Now, as San Diego Comic Con 2015 comes – and the onslaught of blockbuster news which inevitably accompanies the event – Feig has once again shared a new element of his Ghostbusters, alongside a look at one of the film’s main stars in costume.
Director Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original redefined what a blockbuster comedy could do, while almost single-handedly making the notion of a “sci-fi comedy” commercially and critically viable. The first Ghostbusters is iconic for plenty of reasons, and the paranormal investigators/eliminators’ mode of transport, a used 1959 Cadillac Professional named the Ecto-1, is a main one.
Paul Feig has released our first look at the new Ecto-1, via Twitter:
After a fan asked to see the back of the new car, Feig obliged. Take a look:
While the 1959 Cadillac Professional was used primarily as an ambulance, this new Ecto’s boxy, sharp-angled look closely resembles a 1983 or ’84 Cadillac Superior Hearse – which is fitting, since the original film came out in 1984. Note the Slimer-like hood ornament.
We can’t say anything about the film yet without seeing it first or at least the trailer but that would probably happen early 2016.
Ghostbusters opens July 2016 directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold and Feig himself. It stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Distributed by Columbia Pictures Philippines.