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Paul Feig reveals the updated ECTO-1 in new Ghostbusters reboot photo

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Paul Feig has been doing an admirable job of keeping fans updated on his Ghostbusters reboot with photos that feature updated versions of some of the franchise’s iconic props without revealing too many details about how he’ll spin his remixed version of the beloved 1984 comedy. His latest photo is one of the most important of them all, though, as it provides a peek at the team’s rebooted ride: the car affectionately known as ECTO-1.

Feig posted the photo to Twitter this week, and continuing the theme of previous debut photos, the image of the updated ECTO-1 was accompanied by the caption “#whattheygonnadrive.” Previous photos of the team’s proton packs and jumpsuits were captioned “#whatyougonnashoot” and “#whatyougonnawear,” respectively.

Like the original ECTO-1 that debuted in Ghostbusters, the new version is another retrofitted Cadillac hearse. However, while the first ECTO-1 was a 1959 model, the new version is an ’80s model — a modified Cadillac Fleetwood station wagon, to be more precise.

@szewcik_james Okay.

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 8, 2015

Feig posted both a front and rear photo of the new ECTO-1 that will transport paranormal investigators played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones from one spectral manifestation to the next.

Based on a script co-written by Feig and Katie Dippold, the Ghostbusters reboot also stars Thor actor Chris Hemsworth as the team’s receptionist, as well as Andy Garcia as New York City’s mayor. Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, and Cecily Strong also play supporting roles, with SNL and Inside Amy Schumer writer Neil Casey recently cast as the film’s unidentified villain.

With filming currently underway in New York City, it’s uncertain when we’ll get the first official trailer for the movie. However, Comic-Con International kicks off in San Diego this week, so there’s a good chance that fans will get something to keep the buzz going over the next few days.

The Ghostbusters reboot is scheduled to hit theaters July 22, 2016 release.

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