Sony Pictures has revealed the first full trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot.
While the opening of the trailer suggests that the new film is a continuation of the original franchise, Paul Feig said at a special screening event for the trailer that this is indeed a reboot.
“I know some people are like, ‘why is this not a sequel and instead a reboot?’” he said. “Personally, [I didn’t like] the idea of them being handed technology and being told ‘here’s how to do this.’”
The new film sees Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as scientists Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, respectively. Gilbert is a particle physicist while Yates, Gilbert’s close friend, is an expert in the paranormal. As ghost sightings ramp up, they team with Kate McKinnon‘s Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer who winds up creating the team’s tech. Leslie Jones‘ Patty Tolan, then, is the team’s everyman character who winds up playing an important role connected to an early supernatural encounter.