Earlier this month, Sony Pictures finally released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, arriving in theaters July 15. Since then, a number of international trailers have surfaced with new footage not seen in the domestic version. Today, Sony Pictures Japan has unveiled a Japanese trailer which includes a few bits and pieces of previously unseen footage. Most of it revolves around the new Ghost-Busting ladies walking into a spirit-infested New York City for the ultimate showdown against a giant haint named Rowan.
The story centers on Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), who, years ago, wrote a book that posited ghosts do in fact exist. The plot picks up with Erin acquiring a teaching position at the prestigious Columbia University, but she is laughed out of academia once word of her book surfaces. At the same time, Abby is working with a new partner, Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon), just as a new slew of ghosts begin to invade New York City. Erin ends up joining forces with Abby and Jillian, along with a new partner Patty (Leslie Jones), to save the Big Apple from these ghosts.
While this movie isn't exactly connected to the original Ghostbusters, there are still a few nods to the first movie. The iconic ghost Slimer has been confirmed, and last week, new spoilers surfaced that Slimer will actually have a girlfriend in this remake, and the movie will also reference Gozer during an end credits scene. These details have not been confirmed quite yet, but they originated from a Reddit user who claimed to have seen the movie already.
The supporting cast includes Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters' secretary, Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances. Sony has issued a July 15, 2016 release date, putting the Ghostbusters up against Broad Green Pictures' The Infiltrator.
Paul Feig directs Ghostbusters from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is producing alongside Dan Aykroyd. Do you think Ghostbusters will be a huge box office hit when it debuts this summer? Let us know what you think after checking out this new trailer.