ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

I ain't afraid of no reboot! After months of anticipation and plenty of scrutiny, the first official trailer for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters is here, and we can finally say that it looks pretty damn good.

With the help of producer Ivan Reitman, one of the men who helped bring the original Ghobusters to life alongside Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis, Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy) is resurrecting the 1984 classic for the modern age.

So, without further ado, take a look at the first official trailer for Paul Feig and Ivan Reitman's upcoming Ghostbusters movie.

This trailer for the new Ghostbusters may be short, but it has something for everyone. It's chock-full of comedic moments, spooky specters, bits of important Ghostbusters iconography, and plenty of Ectoplasmic slime. Plus, when those proton packs come out, it's hard to not get a little excited.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a Q&A with Paul Feig, his co-writer Katie Dippold, and Ivan Reitman at Sony. In addition to confirming that this will be a movie made for Ghostbusters fans, by Ghostbusters fans, Ivan Reitman was happy to alleviate some concerns and express his confidence in the project they have created.

"I've often talked about the moment that I saw the original Ghostbusters walk down Madison Avenue on the first day of shooting and there was this little tingle in my back that said 'Oh, this is special.' There's just something about the iconography of it. And I really got, honestly, the same feeling when I saw these four women. There's no issue of gender, it was really 'Oh my god, there's something really unique about these four together.'"

Much like the original films, this new Ghostbusters features three unconventional scientists and one NYC subway worker use their love of science, the supernatural, and New York City for the forces of good after Manhattan becomes a happy playground to the spirit world and an evil demon named Rowan.

A new team answering the call includes Kristen Wiig as Professor Erin Gilbert, Melissa McCarthy as paranormal expert Abby Yates, Kate McKinnon as nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, Leslie Jones as the quintessential everyman Patty Tolan, and the team's receptionist Kevin, played by Chris Hemsworth.

'Ghostbusters' will fly into theaters starting July 15, 2016.

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