A true sequel to the 1980s classic Ghostbusters films, Afterlife introduces the franchise to an entirely new generation of moviegoers while also paying proper homage to the series' older fans. In fact, the director of the film, Jason Reitman, is the son of the director of the 1980s films, Ivan Reitman, who is also on board as one of the producers on Afterlife.
What's new in the latest Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer?
First things first, let's talk about what Ghostbusters: Afterlife is going to be about.
According to the film's official synopsis, Afterlife will revolve around the story of a single mother and her two children. The trio move to Summerville, Oklahoma after an unknown relative literally gives them the keys to their property.
As it turns out, the family is related to the original Ghostbusters, who, by this time, are considered more of a myth. Most don't even remember the events of the original film anymore, otherwise known as the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984.
With that out of the way, it's time that we take a look at the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer:
In addition to directing Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Jason Reitman will also serve as the film's co-writer. The upcoming Ghostbusters film is also set to star the ageless Paul Rudd, as well as Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), McKenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House), and Carrie Coon (The Nest). Other actors from the original Ghostbusters film are also set to reprise their roles in Afterlife. This includes the main cast such as Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.
Speaking of Reitman, he recently saw down with IGN to do a proper breakdown of the latest Afterlife trailer.
If you'd like to have a more in-depth look at how the latest trailer sets up Afterlife as a true sequel to the original Ghostbusters film, we recommend taking the time to watch the video below.
It's crazy to think that there has only been two Ghostbusters live-action films released. Sony initially tried to revive the franchise with a reboot back in 2016. However, the resulting commercial and critical flop meant Reitman was required to come and work on a sequel to the original Ghostbusters films. Details of Afterlife emerged throughout 2019, with the original cast members signing on (sadly except for Harold Ramis, who played Dr. Egon Spengler and died 2014).
Now, two years later, it looks like Afterlife is finally complete and ready to be shown in theaters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was intended to premiere in July 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was delayed multiple times. It wasn't until earlier this year that the November 11, 2021 premiere date was finally confirmed.