The first trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has arrived with a revelation on how these characters tie back to the original films…
Who you gonna call? Well in summer 2020, you’ll be able to call on the Ghostbusters for the first time in more than 30 years as “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” lands in theaters and the first trailer debuted on Monday.
Not much has been revealed about the secret project from Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, who directed both “Ghostbusters’ and “Ghostbusters II” until now.
The new trailer shows a family led by Carrie Coon, who is down on their luck, running out of money and they are forced to relocate to an old farmhouse left to them by her father, who passed away. During the course of the trailer, the children — including “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard — start to discover parts of their grandfather’s past that they were never told about while he was alive.
It turns out their grandfather was Egon Spengler — played by the great Harold Ramis in the original “Ghostbusters’ movies, who passed away in 2014.
It’s a touching homage to the one member of the original “Ghostbusters” cast who is no longer with us any longer.
From the look of things, the ghosts of the past come back to haunt the Spengler family with Paul Rudd playing a school teacher steeped in the history of the “Ghostbusters,” who begins to investigate the strange happenings around this typically quiet small town.
The first trailer reveals several iconic pieces of “Ghostbuster” history including the Ecto-1 car as well as the proton packs and a ghost trap but there’s no appearance from any of the original cast members in this first look at the upcoming sequel. What we do know for certain, however, is all of the original “Ghostusters” stars are slated to appear including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson as well as Sigourney Weaver returning as Dana Barrett.
Take a look at the first trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” ahead of the film’s release on July 10, 2020.