First trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife digs up the past

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Following two original films and an unfairly-maligned 2016 reboot, the ‘Busters are back. Sort of. Continuing the story of the original two films, Jason Reitman takes up the role of director from his father Ivan Reitman, who serves as a producer.

Moving into the quiet town of Summerville, Oklahoma, things aren’t as quaint as they may seem for a family scrapping to get by. Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace lead the charge as a pair of siblings who’ve inherited the ‘busting legacy, with Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd filling out supporting roles. We couldn’t just let kids fight the ghosts, right?

Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts are set to make appearances, reprising their roles after more than 35 years since the original film’s release.

Perhaps it’s just Wolfhard’s presence that sways me this way, but the marketing here looks like it’s going for a Stranger Things, even It atmosphere in having kids discover something spooky, and subsequently battle it out with hoards of evil. Whether the tone sticks and works is yet to be seen.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits theaters during the dog days of next year, July 10, 2020.