One of the most highly-anticipated movies this year is Sony's all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which is set for release on July 15. While we've seen a number of photos with the main stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, along with Chris Hemsworth as their male secretary, we haven't seen any actual footage from the movie quite yet. Earlier today, Sony Pictures released a brief trailer preview with the first footage, which also reveals that the full trailer will debut Thursday, March 3.

The timing of this announcement is quite humorous, though. You may recall that in the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, a psychic who appeared on Peter Venkman's (Bill Murray) TV show predicted that the world would end on February 14, 2016. Unfortunately, the preview doesn't give us a glimpse at any of the main stars, or even the ghosts they're fighting, but it's clear that New York has come under attack, with swarms of soldiers and police officers getting ready to attack something. It's possible that this could be the main villain, known as Red Daemon, who was revealed in toy photos that debuted last week. These toys also teased that Chris Hemsworth's Kevin becomes possessed by a ghost at some point, but it hasn't been confirmed if this will actually happen in the movie or not.

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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.

Paul Feig directs from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold, with original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman producing alongside Dan Aykroyd. The supporting cast includes 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. No details have been given for any of these supporting characters at this time. They will also be joined by a number of original Ghostbusters stars.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances. {{32} has been rumored to play a character named Martin Heiss, who tries to debunk the Ghostbusters' claims that paranormal beings are invading the city. There are also rumors that Dan Aykroyd plays a taxi driver who picks up Erin Gilbert, but no details regarding the other cameo appearances have been released yet. Take a look at this new Ghostbusters trailer preview, along with the Valentine's Day 2016 scene from Ghostbusters 2, and check back on Thursday, March 3 for the full trailer.