Will it live up?
Just days after the movie was confirmed by its director, Jason Reitman, the new Ghostbusters already has a teaser trailer out. Although details in the teaser are scarce, we do get a look at the returning Ecto-1, the station wagon turned ghost-mobile from the original, which sits in a barn on a cloudy night. Burst of ghostly electricity come out the barn door and, as the camera creeps in, a sheet is blown off the top of the car, revealing its iconic license plate:
Although the return of the car doesn't necessarily mean the return of the original cast, it could be that Bill Murray retired from the game, moved upstate and bought a farm, waiting to pass down his craft to some young apprentice, just as the original film's director, Ivan Reitman, has done with his son. He called it "a passing of the torch both inside and out." Hopefully the new Ghostbusters will be as iconic for the 2020s as the original was for the 80s. For now, though, all we know is that "it will be the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”