Who you gonna call when you see the first official photo of the new all-female “Ghostbusters” team?
Probably Moviefone, TBH, to see if advance ticket sales have started for the Paul Feig-directed movie, which comes out July 15, 2016. Because the ladies look totally badass.
The four leads — Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones — stand in tan uniforms reminiscent of those worn by the original squad, in the middle of a mysterious room marked by an industrial-grade fog machine and an eerie neon green light. They’re all prepared to bust some ghosts with their proton packs — which also look pretty close to the weapons in the original.
The superfans at Planet Ghostbusters were among the first to post the photo:
The new movie — called simply “Ghostbusters” — reboots the blockbuster franchise more than 30 years after the release of the original, which was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
The movie began filming in Boston (which is standing in for New York City) over the summer, so we’d already caught a glimpse of some of the ‘busters in costume, but this new photo is our first legit look at them in all their glory.
Rumors say that the 2016 “Ghostbusters” may be followed by an all-male “Ghostbusters” movie starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. But it also seems to be kicking off a little trend of all-female versions of classic properties: A female-focused reboot of “Ocean’s Eleven,” starring Sandra Bullock, is in the works.
by Joe Satran