If you were disappointed by the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot/remake, chances are you may be excited for the latest film in the franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which disregards the 2016 picture and acts as a direct sequel to Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Coincidentally enough, the film is being directed by Ivan’s son, Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan.
Ivan Reitman will act as the film’s producer, and it stars Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Oliver Cooper, Bokeem Woodbine, and Tracy Letts. The movie’s new trailer was released today, promoting an exclusive theatrical release this November (COVID conditions permitting). Here’s the official plot synopsis from Sony Pictures:
“Set in the universe of the first two Ivan Reitman films from the 1980s, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” tells the story of Callie, a single mom struggling to survive in Chicago with her two kids, 12-year-old Phoebe and 15-year-old Trevor. When Callie receives news of her long-estranged father’s passing – a father she never even knew – she and the kids pack up the Subaru and move to the small midwestern town of Summerville.
As the family settles into their “inheritance,” a rotting, worthless dirt farm, they soon discover that they have mysterious ties to a team of paranormal investigators called the Ghostbusters, the specter-catching team who saved New York City from supernatural destruction 35 years ago.”
You can watch new the trailer below and see the film in theatres November 11 (fingers crossed):