Sony Pictures has released the first official trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a sequel to the original well-loved and popular 1984 film. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a continuation of the original series and is directed by Jason Reitman, the son of the series director Ivan Reitman. The film centers around a ‘completely broke’ family that comprises of a single mom Callie (played by Carrie Coon) and her two kids, Trevor and Phoebe (Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace), who moved base to a small town called Summerville.
They arrive in the rural town after inheriting a mansion from their creepy old grandfather. The trailer opens with the family adrift in the town with Finn stating that his mother won’t say this aloud but they are completely broke. He says, “The only thing that's left in our name is this creepy old farmhouse our grandfather left us in the middle of nowhere.”
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After paranormal activity shakes the area, the kids discover their grandfather’s trove of ghosthunting equipment. They also find a jumpsuit labeled ‘Spengler’ among the PKE meters and proton packs. The jumpsuit gives a clue that the children are Egon’s grandkids. The trademark car from the series Ectomobile also makes an appearance. Paul Rudd makes an appearance as a supportive teacher who introduces the legend of the Ghostbusters to the oblivious children.
While Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spangler, died in 2014, most of the main cast from the original film is slated to reprise their roles. While Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts don't appear in the trailer, they are expected to make a cameo in the film. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is slated to release on July 10, 2020.
Watch the trailer here: