Trailer Talk: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
A third film has been wanted for a long time and, while the Playstation 3 game was considered a decent ‘third entry’, a third film in the original series has never been thought up…until now.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ stars Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard, and centres around a single mum and her kids who move into a small town. Once there, the kids discover that they have a connection to the Ghostbusters legacy.
The new film takes place in the original timeline of films and seems to be a lot smaller than the original two films; it’s taking a personal approach and I appreciate this decision. The film is saying ‘it’s time for a new generation to take centre stage’.
It isn’t without its references though: the iconic ghost traps and Ecto 1 vehicle returns, Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd are set to make an appearance and there’s even a glimpse of Slimer the green ghost.
Before seeing the trailer, I wasn’t interested in this at all. However, I like the approach the film is taking. Crude jokes and slapstick that the 2016 film had has been replaced with a ‘Stranger Things’-type tone and feel which works beautifully.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ will be in cinemas July 2020.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (internationally known as Ghostbusters: Legacy) is an upcoming American fantasy comedy film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Gil Kenan. It stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Oliver Cooper and Bokeem Woodbine, while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts reprise their roles from the original films. It is the direct sequel to Ghostbusters(1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and the fourth film, overall, in the Ghostbusters franchise. Set 30 years after Ghostbusters II, the story follows a family moving to a small town, where they learn more about their family’s connection and the town’s secrets.
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