This Is What The New Ghostbusters Will Drive

This Is What the New Ghostbusters Will Drive

If you weren't already excited about seeing the Ghostbusters' new proton packs and jumpsuits, director Paul Feig is now offering a sneak peek at the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. Like its predecessor, it's a vintage Cadillac. Somewhat unlike the original Ecto-1, however, this new car is undeniably a hearse.

As he's done with past leaks, Feig tweeted an image of the Ghostbusters 3 paraphernalia in a clear attempt to stir up some intrigue about how he's resurrecting the classic 80s franchise. Somewhat appropriately, the new Ecto-1 appears to be a 1989 Superior Cadillac Sovereign Commercial Funeral Coach, a model that's actually descendent from the 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Combination End Loaders that were used in the first two movies. However, that model was actually used as both an ambulance and a hearse. The original Ecto-1 was, in fact, an old ambulance that was converted into the now legendary design.

This Is What the New Ghostbusters Will Drive

All that said, the darker connotation of the new Ecto-1 is appropriate. It actually falls more in line with Dan Ackroyd's original design which featured an all-black chassis with white-and-purple lights. The original Ghostbusters cinematographer eventually vetoed that colour scheme since so much of the movie was filmed at night and it wouldn't show up well on camera. But you don't really need to paint a hearse black to know it's a vehicle of death — or ghosts.

Image via Paul Feig

This Is What the New Ghostbusters Will Wear

Director Paul Feig is getting understandably excited about the release of Ghostbusters 3. Due to hit theatres July 22, 2016, the long-awaited follow up to the 80s classic will star Kristin Wiig and an all-star, all-female cast. And based on Feig's recent tweets, this is what they will wear.

First, you've got those jumpsuits. You know, the ones that every one of us has tried and failed to replicated on Halloween? Quite refreshingly, it looks like the Ghostbusters 3 costume crew is sticking to the classic look and adding just a little bit of modern styling:

Here are the originals, for your reference:

This Is What the New Ghostbusters Will Wear

Then, there's the badass proton packs. It actually looks like the new proton packs are even simpler and more rugged-looking than the originals:

And again, here's (a fan-made replica of) the OG proton pack:

This Is What the New Ghostbusters Will Wear

Now, we just need to see what the car is going to look like! With any luck, Feig and company will do justice to the classic film, and watching the third part will be just as fun as watching the original movies for the first time, all over again.

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