There sure isn’t a shortage of iconic cars from Hollywood but they don’t get much better than Burt Reynold’s Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit. Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang from Bullitt deserves an honourable mention too. Perhaps less popular but still mighty cool was the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance which was converted into the Ecto-1 for 1984’s Ghostbusters.
It had been out of action since the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2 and controversially it was replaced in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot by a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham hearse. Now, the producers have seen sense, and they are bringing the Miller-Meteor ambulance back for the next installment, Ghostbusters: Afterlife (which will be in cinemas in July 2020) and Sony Pictures Entertainment has just released the new trailer for the movie and seeing the old school Caddie back in action has us grinning from ear to ear!
Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard (and hopefully cameos from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson) the trailer features many callbacks to the original Eighties movie – but we are most interested in, yep, Ecto-1. It’s discovered abandoned in a barn under a sheet and has clearly seen better days but it roars back to life (we love the clip of it tearing through a field!) and the revolving gunner seat still works!
Director Jason Reitman must be a car guy because apart from the classic Caddie making a comeback, the trailer actually begins with a super cool Ford Ranchero GT and it’s carrying at least eight passengers!