It has been nearly a year after the first “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” trailer was released, but when the pandemic hit, it forced Sony to pull it off its release schedule in hopes that there would be a time when people would feel safe to see it in a theater. That time is now as the studio has released a brand new trailer that provides a little bit more exposition as to how it connects to the original two Ghostbusters.
Set 30 years after the events of first two films, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” sees a single mother taking her two kids to move to their new home in Summerville, Oklahoma. As they try to adjust to their new small town life, the two kids their secret family legacy that their grandfather left behind, which includes proton packs, P.K.E. meters, traps, and of course, the Ecto-1. Plus some cool remote control upgrades that is best seen with your own eyes.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ghostbusters: Afterlife:
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom 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.
This passing of the torch theme extends beyond just what is on screen. Jason Reitman acts as director of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” The name should sound familiar considering that Jason is also the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the first two and producer of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” Though Jason is better known for the smaller more indie fare flicks, this will be the first time that he’s taken on something of this magnitude.
It should be interesting to see if Reitman can continue to carry on the Ghostbusters legacy that his father left for him. No doubt there will be some changes to fit the director’s style and there will undoubtedly be nods to the original through visual and sound cues. But perhaps the biggest question is if the more hardcore fans will embrace some of those changes. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd, also star while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprise their roles from the first two “Ghostbusters.”
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is slated to hit theaters on November 11, 2021.