I ain’t afraid of no new Ghostbusters movie, but after the controversy over director Paul Feig’s reboot or remake or reimagining or whatever it was a few years back, some of you probably are. The studio itself probably is!
This may explain why this next version, which seems to actually be a sequel, is being directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan, who directed the original blockbuster.
The new movie, about which few details are known, hits theaters on July 10, 2020, and stars the beloved and ageless funnyman Paul Rudd, professional actress Carrie Coon, Stranger Thing Finn Wolfhard, and McKenna Grace. Many of the original cast are basically slated to appear, as their actual characters this time (as opposed to Bill Murray’s strange role in Paul Feig’s movie) that’s basically been all we’ve known about it – until today.
We finally got our first look at it with some photos, a title, and a plot synopsis. And the trailer is set to drop on Monday!
According to a story in Vanity Fair, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a direct sequel to the first two flicks, and centers around a single mom and her two kids in a post-Stay Puft world. The gooey event that closed out the first movie is referred to as the Manhattan Crossrip, and Paul Rudd plays Mr. Grooberson, a Ghostbusters truther who remembers the event “obsessively and is excited to pass on what he knows,” in a world that doesn’t necessarily believe it happened.
The mom and her kids (Coon, Wolfhard, and McKenna, obviously) move to Oklahoma after inheriting property from the father she never knew, and that’s when things start to pick up – and connect back.
“As the family arrives at an old farm, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters,” Jason Reitman told Vanity Fair. “Trevor and Phoebe are about to find out who their grandfather was and whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.
Something tells me they are, and that hi-jinks will ensue! We’ll know more on Monday when the trailer arrives, but until then, here are some photos from the VF story.
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) December 6, 2019