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New Ghostbusters open fire in new still

March 30th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments




Empire has managed to snag a new publicity shot from Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, complete with finished FX.

Now, if you’ve been here before you’ll be aware of our collective reservations about this director and this script being let loose on one of our favourite movies this side of Star Wars, but you have to admit, the pic looks pretty good:


The neutrona wands look a bit more Red Dwarf than Ghostbusters, but the proton streams are definitely what you’d want. The effects people at least are on top of their game and keeping things in touch with the classic original. Paul Feig has a few words of context regarding this picture:

I wanted my ladies to be badass. I wanted them to get in over their heads and fight ghosts. I like the idea of them having to enter a giant setting and take on ghosts…I like action movies. I got to play with that in Spy, and it felt very natural here. It makes it fun and very unexpected for people when they hear it’s four lady Ghostbusters…it may be quite different than what they think.

Still not convinced at this end, but we’ll see…

Ghostbusters opens on 15 July.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...