The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new gender-swapped ghostbusters
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the first official Ghostbusters trailer is finally here!
After nearly 30 years since the original film debuted and a months full of countless clues as to what fans can except from the female-led reboot, the trailer for the highly anticipated film has finally arrived – and it’s everything fans could have hoped for and more.
In the trailer, the four women decide to band together to help save their city from a supernatural takeover (after one of them gets slimed by a ghost). And with a legion of ghosts running wild in Times Square, the crew looks to have their work cut out for them.
“Someone is creating a device that amplifies paranormal activity,” Kristen Wiig‘s character is heard saying. “And we might be the only ones who can stop it.”
From there, the trailer is packed with plenty of laughs, scares and of course, ghosts.
And while the trailer is full of nostalgic throwbacks to the original film, director Paul Feig spoke about how important it was for him to honor the beloved story, while still giving the reboot its own unique and modern feel.
“We wanted to make sure we give those nods but then we kind of make them our own,” he said at the Ghostbusters fan event in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “We give them their own original origin story and kind of play with that. When you see the movie, there are a lot of things you’ll be happy you see, but they’re coming at you in a slightly different way and will hopefully be fun.”
He also touched on the scrutiny the film faced when it first announced the female-led cast, saying his focus was on humor when casting, not on gender.
“The first movie worked because it had four of the funniest people in it,” he explained. “Honestly I just want the funniest people, and the funniest people I happen to know are these women.”
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.
• Reporting by ABBY STERN