In the new “Ghostbusters” trailer, Michael McDonald (“Spy,” “MadTV”) ominously sets the tone for what’s ahead: “It will haunt you every night. Whatever it is, no one should have to encounter that kind of evil. Except you girls. I think you can handle it.” For the next two minutes, we’re treated to more of the core gang (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones), as well as more shots of Slimer, a possible glimpse of the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (if it’s not him, it sure as hell looks like him), and a bit more of the dopey Chris Hemsworth character, who quotes “Jaws” and accidentally gets inhabited by a ghost. There are more visual effects, gags, and Leslie Jones’ character trying not to piss off a ghost perched on her shoulders. In other words, it looks like a funny summer blockbuster. Watch the trailer for the new “Ghostbusters” movie above.
The new “Ghostbusters” is directed by Paul Feig, who has had a storied career in film and television. He created “Freaks and Geeks,” directed episodes from high-profile comedies like “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” and recently has directed a string of commercially successful films starring Melissa McCarthy: “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” and “Spy.” Feig also co-wrote the script with Kate Dippold who previously wrote and produced on “Parks and Recreation,” and also wrote “The Heat.”
McCarthy has garnered critical acclaim for her roles in “Bridesmaids” and “Spy,” earning an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for both films respectively. Wiig is best known for her tenure on “Saturday Night Live,” but her roles in “The Skeleton Twins,” “The Martian,” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” are also acclaimed. McKinnon is currently a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and will also have a role in the upcoming Pixar film “Finding Dory.” Jones is also a cast member and writer on “Saturday Night Live,” and also appeared in films like “Top Five” and “Trainwreck.”
“Ghostbusters” will enter theaters everywhere on July 15th.