Hey, remember when a young Finn Wolfhard and his buddies dressed up as ghostbusters for Halloween in Stranger Things? Surely a premonition.
The first trailer has arrived for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the long-awaited sequel to Ghostbusters II (a sigh of relief for those that weren’t fans of the 2016 reboot). The plot follows a single mum (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Mckenna Grace and Wolfhard) that arrive in a small town and… the kids discover they’re connected to the original ghostbusters, basically. Paul Rudd plays a teacher/ghostbusters fanboy that helps to catch these kids up on what went down in the ’80s.
Although the trailer is careful to keep as much of the plot as hidden as possible, we do know that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and even Sigourney Weaver will be in this film, officially making it a follow-up to the 1989 sequel. Interestingly, it’s directed and co-written by Up in the Air and Juno helmer Jason Reitman, the son of Ghostbusters 1 and 2 director Ivan Reitman.
It’s a promising trailer. It really goes for the nostalgia vibes, but hints at its own personality and something that isn’t (hopefully) a cash-in rehash of the previous films. Here’s hoping.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be in Australian cinemas on July 2 and US cinemas on July 10, 2020.
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mum and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.