First Images From All Female Ghostbusters Reboot Emerge
A number of images from the upcoming 2016 Ghostbusters reboot have been released, giving us our first look at the all female cast. Sony Pictures released a pic showing stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up with proton packs in hand yesterday, followed by a slew of character posters today.
FIRST IMAGES FROM ALL FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS REBOOT EMERGE
Check out the stellar group pic, courtesy of Planet Ghostbusters, below.
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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is leading the reboot and co-wrote the script with Katie Dippold. A second sequel to the beloved original series had labored in development hell for years and fans eventually had to contend with the fact that original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver would never reunite on the big screen again.
The possibilities of a reboot gained steam with Feig’s involvement and the director, who’s helmed a number of female-led comedies, was keen to see how an all-female cast would change the dynamic of the original.
In the film Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world
Check out the four leading ladies in new character posters below.
Ghostbusters is due out July 15, 2016.