– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Today marked another day when audiences were given a blast from the past in the form of the first trailer for the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, which is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

In addition to the trailer, however, Sony also launched a viral site for the film called Paranormal Studies Lab. On the site, the filmmakers take you behind the scenes of GHOSTBUSTERS, giving you an inside look at the very thing that makes the Ghostbusters the Ghostbusters: the proton pack!

In the video, particle physicist James Maxwell, who worked as a consultant on the film, goes into agonizing detail about what makes the proton pack kick, and how it differs from the one seen in the original film back in the 1980s.

While the proton pack is a definite highlight of the site, it also gives us a glimpse of all the other high-tech equipment our leading ladies will be using in their fights against ghosts. Among these pieces of equipment are the Ecto-1, which is the iconic hearse they commandeer to travel from job to job.

Take a look at all the photos below!

“GHOSTBUSTERS makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they’re here to save the world!”

Are you looking forward to the film? What do you think of the science behind the proton pack? Let us know in the comments down below!


GHOSTBUSTERS hits theaters on July 15, 2016!

Be sure to share this article with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter using the buttons to the side!


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.