Exclusive new look at Paul Feig's Ghostbusters

We’ve had the first teaser image. We’ve had posters. We’ve had a trailer (with a trailer breakdown from director Paul Feig.) Now comes a shiny, brand new, exclusive image of Ghostbusters, 2016 edition, courtesy of the new issue of Empire. (Click on the image to enlarge).

The electrifying image shows the new line-up of (from left to right) Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones, unloading their proton packs at a winged demon in a rock concert, in a scene briefly glimpsed in the trailer.

“I wanted my ladies to be badass,” Paul Feig tells us. “I wanted them to get in over their heads and fight ghosts. I like the idea of them having to enter a giant setting and take on ghosts.”

There has been, it must be said, quite a reaction to the new vintage of Ghostbusting, and some of it has been fairly poisonous. But Feig’s response has been unapologetic.

“I like action movies,” he tells us. “I got to play with that in Spy, and it felt very natural here. It makes it fun and very unexpected for people when they hear it’s four lady Ghostbusters."

"It may be quite different than what they think.”

For more on the new Ghostbusters, plus exclusives on X-Men: Apocalypse, Game Of Thrones, Finding Dory and much more, be sure to pick up a copy of the new issue of Empire, on sale from March 31. Or subscribe instantly by clicking here.