The Ghostbusters franchise returns to its roots with a new tale set thirty years after the events of Ghostbusters II
The original team are set to return! It’s been thirty years since we last saw them battle Prince Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters II released back in 1989. The question raised is… in what capacity they are returning? We don’t yet know.
If like me, you follow a variety of film news sources, you will have learned that a lot of the original cast has returned for this new film, but this has been left out of this first tease allowing for greater impact later on.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the tale of a single mother and her two children who return to an abandoned house in the country left to her by her late father.
Judging by her daughter’s appearance and by the Ghostbusters jumpsuit she finds during the footage seen in the trailer, her grandfather was none other than Egon Spengler. This is a great way to honour the character and the actor, Harold Ramis who passed away in 2014.
The trailer reveals that a series of paranormal events are transpiring in this little sleepy town and the children’s teacher, played by Paul Rudd, will be there to assist them and helpfully explain the original back story.
This new sequel has been written and directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan who directed the first two films.
Fun fact; Jason appeared in Ghostbusters II as the child at the birthday party who declared that the Ghostbusters were “full of crap, and that’s why they went out of business.”
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will open in the US & UK on the 10th of July. Everywhere else, check IMDb for details.
And if your interested, here’s the German version of the trailer. The film has been renamed Ghostbusters: Legacy for their market and the trailer contains one extra scene. You can watch that below.