What you need to know about the 'Ghostbusters' reboot

We give you the low-down on who and what's going to be in the new film

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 21 Jul 2015

Ghosbusters facts
Photo: Paul Feig/Twitter/Sony Pictures Entertainment

We didn't know we needed an all-female Ghostbusters movie until it was announced that one was in the works back in October last year. Now we don't know how we lived without it. The reboot is being directed by Paul Feig, with the script penned by Katie Dippold. Filming has begun and details have slowly started leaking out, so here is everything we know so far about the upcoming film. 

Who's who in the reboot
According to IMDB and one of Paul's tweets, Melissa McCarthy will be playing Abby Yates while Kristen Wiig is Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann and Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan. 

Chris Hemsworth is in it
Yes, he will be playing the receptionist, the role that belonged to Annie Potts in the original film.

What the Ecto-1 looks like
Being the good sport he is, Paul gave fans a cool surprise when he revealed the 21st-century take on the Ghostbusters' famous transportation on Twitter. He also posted a snap of the back of the car. Can we hitch a ride please? 

The uniforms are still badass
When we heard it was going to be a reboot, we couldn't help but wonder just how different it would be from the original movie. According to Paul's tweet, it doesn't look that different after all. It looks more like a tribute to Ivan Reitman's 1984 film.

The Proton Pack's mechanics
Those of you who wondered about the mechanics of working a Proton Pack can now take a look at the precious piece of information that Paul revealed. We don't even know what most of it means but who cares? It looks awesome.

The film will be coming to Malaysian theatres on 21 July 2016. Yep, that's a year from today. In the meantime, take a trip down memory lane with the original Ghostbusters trailer.

Related: Another Ghostbusters film is on the way


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