It appears that the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel/reboot has a name. The project has been referred to as “Ghostbusters 2020” or “GB20” for short, but the Italian film site Badtaste.It is reporting that the film will actually be named ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’.
Directed by Jason Reitman, and produced by his father Ivan, who helmed the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ films, the new picture focuses on a family, played by Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard, who moves to a small town, only to discover mysterious supernatural secrets hidden within. It is rumored that there will be a familial connection between this unit and an original Ghostbuster, possibly Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis in the originals. Ramis and Dan Aykroyd wrote the originals.
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Aykroyd is confirmed to be returning for the new film, along with Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver. Reitman has also revealed that he has unearthed unused footage from the first movie which he plans to incorporate into ‘Afterlife’ (if that is indeed what it is called). Paul Rudd also stars as a seismologist and part-time summer school teacher, who is investigating some mysterious seismic activity in the small town, which may be called Rust City, based on the clapboard pictured above.
As Reitman said in June:
“I feel like part of making what we call GB20, the next one, is a form of archeology. It is oddly in many ways an archaeological film. And we are kind of looking through the past — and I’ve been asking myself all the time — ‘What is it that makes it a Ghostbusters movie? What makes a Ghostbusters ghost a Ghostbusters ghost?’ So getting to see this original footage has been extraordinary. It’s been like finding the hidden opening to a pyramid.”
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is scheduled for release on July 10, 2020.