Not going to lie. I did not watch the teaser of the new Ghostbusters last year and so, I am feeling kind of shell-shocked by the first trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. For one, it is most definitely not a comedy like the original and also, it is certainly not a reboot like Paul Feig’s 2016 flick because, kids.
That’s right. First we had women reprising the iconic roles of ghost catchers (much to fans’ dismay) and now, it is the kids turn.
I know trailers hardly do any justice (mostly), but that does not mean trailers do nothing. A trailer can set the mood and expectation right there and then, and as far as the first trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife goes, the tone is far serious.
In fact, it felt darker, if you will, then the original. Perhaps, that was the intention. The show also stars Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame and so…
Long story short, Ghostbusters: Afterlife happens a couple of generations after the original series and hence, the involvement of grandchildren of a certain original Ghostbusters crew who has, in real life, since passed on.
It is a different kind of story telling, set in a rural backdrop. The film is directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original series director Ivan Reitman.
According to the cast list on IMDB, the surviving members, namely, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, will be reprising their roles in this movie. The list does not have Sigourney Weaver listed, so she probably not in it, save for maybe a cameo or two – if there is even any.
Anywho, continue reading to catch the trailer for yourself. Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife will hit the theaters on July 10, 2020.