Watch the awesome first Ghostbusters trailer

Ghostbusters group 1The first, badass trailer for the upcoming Ghostbusters movie has just been released, and it is full of fun stuff for fans of the original films as well as intriguing new material.

This updated version of the unforgettable classic film features an all-female team facing some new, paranormal threats to New York City. Paul Feig’s film stars Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, a college professor and author of the paranormal; Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Erin’s best friend and co-author; Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer; and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, an NYC subway worker who has had firsthand experience with the supernatural.

The new Ghostbusters film is based on a screenplay by Katie Dipold and Paul Feig. According to Cinema Blend, the movie will be:

Ghostbusters group 2“…centered on Erin Gilbert, a college professor living in New York who gets laughed out of her position when a book she wrote about the paranormal finds itself in the hands of her superiors. With few other choices available to her in life, she returns to the side of Abby Yates – her former best friend and the co-writer of the book – who has teamed up with a strange inventor named Jillian Holtzmann to find and hunt ghosts. The last piece of the puzzle comes into place when MTA worker Patty Tolan has a paranormal experience of her own in the subways tunnels, and joins the team as the New York mastermind. Together, they must face down evil and try to save the city.”

The trailer spends most of its time introducing the new characters without revealing too much of the film’s plot. The main antagonist has not yet been identified although we see hordes of paranormal creatures wreaking havoc on New York City. There are hilarious moments showcasing the chemistry between the leads and a fun scene with Melissa McCarthy’s Abby being momentarily possessed by a ghost. Hopefully, we will learn more about the reboot once another trailer is released.

Ghostbusters will premiere on July 15, 2016.

Check out the trailer below: