The new trailer for the highly anticipated new film in the “Ghostbusters” universe has just dropped. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” seems to have its fair share of nostalgia and horror.
The film stars Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace. The sort-of sequel looks to be following a popular approach to film and TV in recent years: have Finn Wolfhard lead a group of young kids on a thrilling, nostalgia-driven adventure.
What fans are most excited about in the new trailer is a fair share of the original cast reprising their roles for the first time in decades. We get plenty of footage from the original films that seem to serve as a catalyst for the events of this one. We also get a glimpse at Bill Murray’s character, Dr. Peter Venkman … barely.
The premise of the film is that the daughter and grandchildren of Harold Ramis’ character, Egon Spengler, move to his old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Here they stumble upon several connections to their grandfather’s old ghostbusting business. They are aided by Paul Rudd’s character, a local schoolteacher, in putting the new threat of ghosts at bay.
The film is being helmed by Jason Reitman. He is the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the beloved original films. It is also being produced by Ivan Reitman, so it seems the film is in good hands.
Hopefully fans will find more to love than the 2016 reboot, which was received with mixed reviews. After being delayed due to the pandemic, the film is being released on November 11th, 2021.