Who ya gonna call? Missy Elliot! The GHOSTBUSTERS theme from Ray Parker Jr is one of the most famous movie themes of all time, and now it has received an update for the rebooted film coming out next month. It’s sure to cause “fan” outrage because it is “different,” but it’s already been played several times in The Reel Bits headquarters. There’s also no trace of Bobby Brown anywhere, and for that we can be eternally grateful.
The original song hit the top of the charts in 1984. Later claims from Huey Lewis were that it referenced his song “I Want a New Drug”. Ghostbusters II updated the track with Run-D.M.C. to include a remix and a rap to go along with it. This 2016 version, officially titled “Ghostbusters Theme (I’m Not Afraid)” features the emo stylings of Fall Out Boy with a pretty rad bit from Missy Elliot in the middle. Skip to 1:40 for a bit of Misdemeanor.
The new featured is simply titled “Slime”, and it’s an extended look at the sliming sequence that we saw in brief during the trailer. Directed by Paul Feig, GHOSTBUSTERS stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth and hit Australian cinemas on July 14 from Sony.