Watch the First Official Ghostbusters Trailer

The first official trailer for Ghostbusters is here, and it takes only 40 seconds for Kristen Wiig's Erin Gilbert to be covered in ectoplasm. A brief set up introduces who our Ghostbusters are; Erin Gilbert (Wiig) is the brainiac ("Erin, no one's better at quantum physics than you!); Kate McKinnon is Jilian Holtzman, the brilliant engineer, Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, the team leader, and Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, the one who knows New York City inside and out. The premise; someone's created a device that "amplifies paranormal activity," and it's up to our four Ghosbustin' friends to save the city.

Directed by Paul Feig, from a script by Feig and Katie Dippold, and executive produced by Ghosbusters (1984) director Ivan Reitman, the new, female-led Ghostbusters is stacked with enough talent to qualify as the most highly anticipated comedy of the year. “My history with the movie goes back to its opening night; I was in film school,” Feig told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was a comedy fan, but I had not seen something like this — combining comedy with science and the supernatural and action. When Ivan asked if I would be interested in a doing a new one, it blew my mind. I love the idea that a new generation is going to have their own Ghostbusters. … It was important to capture the heart of what we loved about the original, but also bring something new."

Speaking of capturing what he loved about the original; who's that at the 1:36 mark? We won't spoil it for you, go and watch!


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