Paul Feig Unveils The New Ecto 1

If you weren't already excited about seeing the Ghostbusters' new Proton Packs and jumpsuits, director Paul Feig is now offering fans a sneak peek at the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. Like its predecessor, the new Ecto-1 is a vintage Cadillac. Somewhat unlike the original Ecto-1, however, the new Ectomobile is a hearse.



As he's done with previous leaks, Feig tweeted an image of the Ghostbusters reboot paraphernalia to stir up some intrigue about how he's resurrecting the classic 80s franchise. Somewhat appropriately, the new Ecto-1 appears to be a 1989 Superior Cadillac Sovereign Commercial Funeral Coach, a model that's actually descendent from the 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Combination End Loaders that were used in the first two movies for Ecto 1 and Ecto 1A. However, that model was actually used as both an ambulance and a hearse. The original Ecto-1 was, in fact, an old ambulance that was converted into the now legendary and well beloved design.

The darker connotation of the new Ecto-1 is appropriate, as it actually falls more in line with Dan Ackroyd's original design which featured an all-black chassis with white-and-purple lights. The original Ghostbusters cinematographer eventually decided to change that color scheme since so much of the movie was filmed at night and it wouldn't show up well on camera.


Paul Feig also shared a before photo featuring the 1989 Superior Cadillac Sovereign Commercial Funeral Coach before it was transformed into Ecto 1, which could mean that the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot could feature a remake of the classic scene when Ray Stantz turns up at the fire house with the Ghostbusters' new car!

What about the Packs?

Additionally, Paul Feig also shared a nice annotated guide to the new Proton Packs, plus reference photos for fans to build their very own Proton Packs!



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