Ghostbusters remake trailer + librarian ghost sighting

A couple of people, including my husband, have recently alerted me to the trailer for the new Ghostbusters remake (the one with an all-female cast, headlined by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, set to release on July 15, 2016). Why are people alerting me to it? Because of what appears to be a library scene featured in the trailer.

Reel Librarians | Facebook message about new 'Ghostbusters' trailer

Here’s a link to the trailer:

GHOSTBUSTERS – Official Trailer (HD),” Sony Pictures Entertainment, March 2016. Standard YouTube license.

The Ghostbusters 1984 original starts out with a memorable opening scene in the New York Public Library. I analyzed this opening scene in an earlier post entitled ‘Who you gonna call?‘, back in fall 2012.

Let’s compare the library ghosts from the original film and from the remake trailer:

1984 original:

Reel Librarians | Library ghost collage from 'Ghostbusters' (1984)

2016 remake:

Reel Librarians | Library ghost collage from 'Ghostbusters' remake trailer (2016)

If that is indeed a library scene and librarian ghost, I am intrigued by the updates. Definitely a younger, sexier version of the ghost!

I can’t wait to see the new, all-female version of Ghostbusters — are you planning on seeing it, too, when it hits the theaters this summer? Please leave a comment and share. 🙂

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3 comments on “Ghostbusters remake trailer + librarian ghost sighting

  1. popegrutch says:

    While the scene fairly obviously mimics the original, the location doesn’t look like the 42nd Street Branch to me. It appears to be a kind of 19th century wealthy furnished room, but with rope-guards to keep people from touching the displays, like a museum. Possibly this is set at the Frick? http://www.frick.org/ Or the Morgan? http://www.themorgan.org/

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