A Ghostbusters movie won’t be complete without a ghostbusting vehicle, and a new promo for Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot now highlights the Ecto-1. Just like the one from the original 1984 movie, the Ecto-1 in the new Ghostbusters comes with a twist.
The original movie’s Ecto-1 was born when Dr. Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) modified an old ambulance into a ghost-hunting machine. Well, in homage to the original story but still putting his own twist into it, Feig’s 2016 version for the Ecto-1 is a revamped hearse, which Patty (Leslie Jones) borrowed from her uncle’s funeral shop. The look of the hearse of course doesn’t sit well with Jillian (Kate McKinnon), so she turns it into the current Ecto-1.
Describing his take on the memorable vehicle, Feig said in the promo:
You can’t do Ghostbusters without the Ecto-1.
The original was based on an old ambulance, but this one we found a Cadillac hearse from ‘84 and just loved the look of it, loved the sleek lines. We wanted to make it our own but keep the fun of the original.
Check it out for yourself:
The 1984 Ecto-1 is incomparable, but I must say that I like new overhauled hearse look going on. Of course, this promo highlighting the vehicle presumably won’t convince haters of the reboot to see the movie, but so far, comments on YouTube are looking better than the first trailer.
One commenter said: “This movie is gonna be so funny and cool,” while another said: “This Ecto 1 looks amazing. No where near the original, but it is still awesome. Can't wait for this movie!”
One commenter also recognized the backlash once again and said: “lol. This video is the perfect example of the insane amount of illogical hate this movie is getting. Over half dislikes in a video that simply shows us the car in the movie. The internet is embarrassing.”
I don’t know about the haters, but personally, I think this also shows how much effort Feig and his crew put into the details of the film, giving their own twist into the details and the story while still considering the important influences of the original.
The new Ecto-1 can be seen on the big screen when the new Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15.