'Ghostbusters' Director Reveals New Photo of Ecto-1 Car

Dan Aykroyd's 'Ghostbusters' Hearse

The 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance dubbed "Ecto-1" in 1984's Ghostbusters has a tank for captured ghosts on top -- perhaps including Dan Aykroyd's great-grandpa Sam, whose real book on ghosts inspired the film, and John Belushi, who was supposed to costar but died and inspired a plump, green, slimy ghost character.


Paul Feig gave Ghostbusters fans a glimpse of the reboot's new car in a Twitter photo Tuesday night.

The director of the female-driven film posted a picture of the car, complete with an "Ecto-1" New York license plate, that is meant to resemble the automobile from the original film. He captioned the photo with the hashtag #whattheygonnadrive.

Shortly after posting the photo, Feig responded to a Twitter user's comment about the car, remarking that it "looks terrible": "Not blocking or deleting. I hear you all and appreciate all your input, good or bad. Thanks." 

Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy will co-star in the comedy. Both Wiig and McCarthy previously worked with Feig in 2011's Bridesmaids