Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is doing an outstanding job communicating with Ghostbuster fans. He has been so responsive to fans and just shared a picture of the latest version of the iconic Ecto-1 car! Feig tweeted a picture of the vehicle after news came out that The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams and Andy Garcia were added to the cast. Neil Casey is reportedly set to play the movie’s villain.
The Ecto-1 used in the original Ghostbusters, borrowed the organic-looking chassis of a 1959 Cadillac Professional. Although the new vehicle is perhaps a little boxier and has lost the red tail fins, it still maintains its side-mounted ladder and sirens. The new new Ecto-1 is either a 1983 Cadillac Superior or a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood, which are both hearses (We see what you did there Paul Feig…Nice little throwback to the original – which was released in 1984).
A fan even demanded to see the back of the car and Feig gladly responded. The back of the car, shows the Ghostbusters logo with a muted red-and-white color scheme.
I’m a huge fan of the classic Ecto-1 design, but I have to say that I like the new Ecto-1. The original Ecto-1 was supposed to be an old ambulance, but the fact that they are using a hearse to catch ghosts…is actually pretty funny. It would be interesting to see some things that were in the original script but didnt quite make the cut, like the Ecto-1’s ability to dematerialize. (If they keep the classic siren – i’ll be happy.)
Fans are enjoying all of the photos being shared by Feig, but many are concerned that he’s giving away TOO much information. Hopefully he will keep SOME things a secret. I suppose we will know everything about the movie way before its scheduled premiere in 2016. What do you think about the new Ecto-1?