Here’s Your First Look At GHOSTBUSTERS’ New Ride
Hot on the heels of this morning's Ghostbusters casting announcement and yesterday's other Ghostbusters casting announcement comes our first look at the Ghostbusters' signature ride, Ecto-1, as it will be seen in next summer's Ghostbusters. The image comes to us courtesy of director Paul Feig's Twitter page, and...well, let's take a look:
Not a whole lot to go on here, but everything seems to be in order! It's a hearse (more on this in a moment), the license plate's correct (and by "correct" I of course mean "gives fanboys nothing tedious to shriek about on Twitter"), there's an appropriate amount of gadgetry (and what appears to be a small step-ladder ripped from a public pool) strapped to the roof. For comparison's sake, here's a look at the version used in Ivan Reitman's 1984 original:
Fun Fact #1: That image above is, indeed, from Reitman's film. It's just from a sequence that was cut before release.
Fun Fact #2: Part of this sequence survives in the final product (it's repurposed as a dream sequence wherein Ray scores a ghost-beej)!
Fun Fact #3: A trip to Google Images to collect the above photo tells me that the Ecto-1 in Reitman's version is actually a "1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Professional chassis that doubled as an ambulance and hearse." Huh!
What's the make and model of the version glimpsed in Feig's Tweet? I'm sure one of you can tell us below.