by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Fans of the original Ghostbusters are very divisive and vocal about their support (or lack thereof) for the new version being directed by Paul Feig and starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Just the other day I had a GB shirt on and was stopped by a fellow fan as I was picking up lunch and got into a conversation about how little faith he had in the upcoming remake.
But at least Feig is giving a nod to the old school in his version.
Recently Feig tweeted a photo of the new outfits the quartet of ladies will be using when they suit up to bust ghosts. He accompanied it with #whatyougonnawear:
They look like raincoat versions of the old ones Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore used to wear. There’s a couple of orange stripes here and there and it doesn’t look like there are any identifying name tags (which could lead to a funny scene with Wiig and McCarthy mixing up suits), but other than that, Paul Feig is keeping it pretty DIY looking in his interpretation of the ‘busting suits.
Feig also released the first shot of his updated version of the iconic Proton Pack with the hashtag
#whatyougonnashoot. The original version is easily one of the greatest and most original looking movie props in the history of film. This new one pales in comparison to that original version.
I would imagine this will be followed by an image of the team tomorrow or the very near future with the hashtag #whoyougonnacall. My assumption is that this is because there are some planned shoots outside in Boston coming up and they’d rather unveil the team themselves rather than a paparazzi shot.
Now we just have to see how they look with slime or marshmallow on them and we’ll really know how “original” they look.
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