The replica of the 1984 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car, has gone missing and believed to have been stolen after it was displayed at the city of Lucca in Italy. Although it was only a replica, it was owned by a French fan named Eric Robin who spent more than ten years to locate and acquire the car and another two years to convert and restore it.
The replica car was actually discovered in his homeland in France, being used as a hearse by three villages before he came to own it. Recently, the car was shipped to Italy as part of a promotional tour of the forthcoming Ghostbuster: Afterlife movie. Fresh from a rust detailing job, the car is considered special as it is one of the few 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor replicas still in good running condition in Europe.
After the unfortunate event, Sony cancelled all schedules that included the car’s appearance, whilst calling on the italian public to immediately get in touch with them if they spot the vehicle. After all, stealing such a peculiar car can be difficult to accomplish without getting noticed. Some are even speculating that Ecto-1’s disappearance is all part of the promotional scheme to draw attention to the Ghostbuster : Afterlife movie slated for theater-showing worldwide on November 18.
About Ghostbusters : Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a threequel to Ghostbusters franchise that is set for theater release on November 18. The original Ghostbuster was a hit because it was filled with special effects that were rare during that time that combined with comedy. Based on the movie’s marketing, it seems like the Ghostbusters: Afterlife is just Ghostbusters III with hints of popular shows like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Stranger Things.
The director is Ghostbusters (1984) director Ivan Reitman’s first son Jason Reitman. The movie features Mckenna Grace as the granddaughter of science wiz Egon Spengler. The present Spengler family relocated to a small town, but they seemed to have awaken a supernatural force that will lead to events that will turn them into the new breed of Ghostbusters. The film is filled with references to the 1984 movie and maybe even include cameo appearances except from the late Harold Ramis and the reclusive actor Rick Moranis.