In mid-November, a rumor surfaced that Jason Reitman‘s upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel/reboot was going to be named ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, although it was not confirmed. But the film’s first trailer was submitted to the British Board of Film Classification (it got a 12A), and it can now be confirmed that ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is the title.
For the record, the ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer that was submitted was two minutes and 28 seconds in length and the buzz is that, at least in the UK, it will screen in front of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’. I don’t see why that would be any different here in the US. Both ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Jumanji’ are Sony movies, so US fans, get your butt into a theater seat on time if you want to see it!
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is set in the same universe as the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ films, and Carrie Coon is expected to be playing the adult daughter of one of the original Ghostbusters, most likely Egon Spengler, played by the late Harold Ramis. Her character moves to a small town, possibly named Rust City, with her two kids, played by Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace. Paul Rudd co-stars as a seismologist and part-time summer school teacher who arrives in town to investigate some mysterious seismic activity.
Jason Reitman’s father, Ivan, who directed the first two ‘Ghostbusters’ movies, acts as producer of this new one.
In June, Jason Reitman came across some unused footage from the first movie, which he said informed his approach to the new film:
“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.
Source: Heroic Hollywood