• Jan 15th 2007 at 2:04PM
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A few videos recently uploaded to YouTube show what appear to be development work on a new Ghostbusters videogame that features none other than a stretch Chrysler 300 Touring playing the part of an updated Ecto wagon, i.e. the Ecto 2. We're all about videogames here at Autoblog and we're also down with any nostalgia that can bring back the sights and sounds of the 1980s, so the chance to experience life as a Ghostbuster in all its free-roaming, first-person glory is tantalizing to say the least. It came to us while watching the videos, however, that no vehicle would make a better Ecto 2 than the Dodge Magnum. The videos show the Magnum's European doppelganger, a Chrysler 300 Touring, mainly because they're attributed to game developer Zootfly, which is based in Europe where the 300 wagon is offered. Regardless, were the game produced the Dodge Magnum would likely be the Ecto 2 parked in our firehouse.

Despite the fact that no one knows if these videos show an actual game in development, a mod to a current game or a fanboy's sick homage to the original film, the idea of a reinvigorating the Ghostbusters franchise and making the Dodge Magnum a part of that is something that DCX should seriously consider funding. And why stop at video games? Aren't we all ready for a darker, more serious-in-tone Ghostbusters 3 for the adult crowd? We say this partly because we want to see the nervous sexual tension between Peter Venkman and Dana Barrett on the big screen one more time, but also because marketing opportunities like this don't come along for a manufacturer every day.

If you can think of a better late-model vehicle to play the part of Ecto 2, let us know in the comments. For us, however, the casting couch is closed.

Check out all three videos of the mysterious Ghostbusters game after the jump.

[Source: Joystiq]









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      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree - i would think, if they were to re-make the movie, a prime candidate would be a mid 90s chevy capric e wagon or a buick roadmaster. The original was a caddy, wasn't it? If so - might as well keep it in the family and let the general have his due.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They should use something fast. It should also be long like the ambulance, so why not use a viper? Its long and really fast.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All their gear was nasty old crap. That was kind of the point; they were starting the business on a shoestring after getting kicked out of the university. The Ecto 1 was an enormous and ancient ambulance that barely ran, complete with awful cringe-inducing siren. It was never supposed to be badass or edgy. If you want to use the 300C or Magnum you need to set it far enough in the future that people are looking back on such cars and thinking scornfully of them. For example see the filthy old Pontiac Aztek in "Dark Angel".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yea... I have to agree with the first complain... this is like those fairy tails that begin, "Our hero knight rides into town in a new suit of armor, and great white horse..." Well Geee... I wonder who is going to Survive the big dragon on page 6...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The original Ecto-1 was a Cadillac Ambulance. So GM needs to make a wagon to offset this shit. Start thinking about the Nomad Concept.
      • 8 Years Ago
      PS. There has not been a Ghostbusters 3.. do some research AutoBlog. (imdb.com!)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually I liked the old Cadillac Ambulance they had. I thought it was an awesome vehicle and had a great style to it. So I would certainly stick with the original ambulance because that is what I grew up seeing. But if I absolutely had to choose something else I always thought the Magnum would make an interesting replacement. Just needs to be a bit bigger though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      More info about the cars, and props used in the film can be found here: http://www.GBProps.com/

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think a Cadillac Hearse would be cool...and appropriate.
      • 8 Years Ago
      and not to be nit picky but in the canon series there already was an ecto-2. now that the nerdly comment has been made, a magnum would be a bit too small and cramped. To get with the times they Ghostbusters would have to upgrade to something like an H2. after all what car company in thier right mind (now adays anyway) would want to feature old vehicles in a pop culture remake. Take the new transformers movie for example, the end of the movie bumble is going to be the new Camaro.
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