The original Ghostbusters movie debuted in 1984 and now, over 20 years later, this highly popular franchise is finally getting a reboot! And the best part? It’s an all-girl lead cast.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 10, 2015
The original movie starred Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler) as the original Ghostbusters – a group of fired New York City scientists turned ghost hunters. The three set up shop together at an old fire station and became the city’s go-to guys for catching ghosts, ghouls, poltergeists and slime monsters. A poorly-received sequel followed in 1989 which saw the original cast, including Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett), Rick Moranis (Louis Tully), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) reprise their roles.
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Fans feared that they would never get another Ghostbusters movie, especially after the sad passing of Harold Ramis. But director Paul Feig has decided to give the franchise a female reboot and is now in the midst of filming the movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Now we finally have the names of these new ghostbusting babes:
- Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy);
- Jillian Holtzmann (Kristen Wiig);
- Erin Gilbert (Kate McKinnon); and
- Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones).
Feig also revealed some cool photos of some of the movie props, including the Ecto-1:
The movie isn’t set for release until late 2016, in the meantime take a trip down memory lane with the trailer for the first 1984 movie: