Girl squad Ghostbusters release official movie trailer

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Despite attracting plenty of critics before its release, last year's Ghostbusters remake was something of a box-office success.

Sony have released the first movie trailer featuring the all-female Ghostbusters line-up.

The remake for the cult classic features an all-new, all-female cast and promises all of the Ghostbusters action a fan of the original film would hope to see.

The long-awaited follow up, which stars comic power-houses Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids),  Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids),  Kate McKinnon (Ted 2) and Leslie Jones (House Arrest), is scheduled for US cinema release on July 15.

The first look at the four female Ghostbusters.

The first look at the four female Ghostbusters.

The film has borrowed elements from the Bill Murray and Peter Venkman original, however director Paul Feig aimed to create a Ghostbusters that had clearly "developed".

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"I didn't like the idea of (the new Ghostbusters) being handed technology — 'Here's how to do this.' I want to see it developed," said Feig during an interview at the Sony premiere of the new trailer.

"We give them their own original origin story and play with that."

To recreate the slimy ghosts themselves, Feig employed CGI technology, however aimed not to stray too far from the 1984 original.

"I don't want my actors acting with tennis balls, as they do in so many of these CGI movies. So Bess Rous, who plays the first ghost who eco-projects all over Kristin (Wiig) — that was her, in that dress, in this LED suit, with this thing that kind of picked her up and pushed her forward. Then with our CG team we go in and play with that look," he said.

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"I just wanted the funniest people, and the funniest people I know are these women."

 - Stuff


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