Who you gonna call? Watch the first trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters returns with four of the funniest women on the planet.

Strap on your proton pack, the Ghostbusters are back and ready to save the world.

The first trailer for the paranormal blockbuster has been unveiled courtesy of The Ellen Show.

Arriving 25 years after the last outing Ghostbusters II, the new Paul Feig-directed version reboots the series with an all-female cast.

The new quartet are an eclectic mix of familiar faces and Saturday Night Live veterans – much like the cast of the original 80s classic. Your new team are…

Ghostbusters 2016
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Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates
The star of Feig’s Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy, McCarthy is box office dynamite and the lead of the new Ghostbusters. Her character and Kristen Wiig’s play two unknown authors whose book claims that ghosts are real.

Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert
The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Wiig got her big break on SNL and has recently been branching out into more serious fare thanks to The Martian and The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann
SNL star McKinnon plays a nuclear engineer and could be the breakout star of the movie. She’s best known for her bang-on impressions of everyone from Justin Bieber to Hillary Clinton.

Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan
A stand-up who’s now a regular on SNL, Jones plays a New York subway worker who joins the team and provides them with the iconic Cadillac that becomes Ecto-1.

The trailer is jam-packed with callbacks to the original film. Look out for the classic New York Firehouse HQ, that disgusting green blob Slimer and some epic bass drops of the Ray Parker Jr theme song.

Though this is a reboot of the original series, stars from the first two films will all be stopping by for cameos. Expect to see Bill Murray, Dan Akyrod, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts in one form or another – quite possibly spectral – when the film opens on July 15.

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