Ahead of Monday’s new trailer Vanity Fair has given us our first look at Jason Reitman’s hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters sequel.
Who you gonna call?
Since its unexpected announcement, fans have been looking forward to Jason Reitman‘s highly anticipated sequel titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The trailer has been confirmed to be arriving on Monday, but we won’t have to wait that long for our first look. The team over at Vanity Fair has been given exclusive access to the new movie and have even dropped a few juicy images from the movie itself.
According to Vanity Fair’s exclusive report, the new story will follow Carrie Coon as mom Callie, McKenna Grace as her science-obsessed daughter Phoebe, and Finn Wolfhard as gearhead son Trevor. Callie and her family have left everything they know and moved to a small town in Oklahoma after inheriting property from the father she didn’t know.
Ghostbusters Afterlife is a new adventure that connects back to the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984, Manhattan Crossrip being a “technical term for that long-ago bizarre incident in New York involving an apocalypse-summoning skyscraper, a gargantuan killer marshmallow man, and four working stiffs who managed to fight back against an ancient Sumerian God named Gozer!”
“As the family arrives at an old farm, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters,” Reitman revealed to 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.” “The joy of co-writing a film like this is imagining the sound of Ecto-1’s engine revving back to life or the moment a PKE meter lights up for the first time and begins leading you toward your destiny,” continued Reitman, who wrote the script with Monster House and City of Ember filmmaker Gil Kenan.
Thankfully, most of the original cast have committed to returning as their classic characters, although it’s not clear in what capacity they’ll appear. Additionally, Paul Rudd will be making an appearance as summer school teacher named Mr. Grooberson who was a kid when the Manhattan Crossrip occurred. Although later generations may think of it as a myth, or not think of it at all, he remembers it obsessively and is excited to pass on what he knows.
Personally, as a fan of the original movies as well as The Real Ghostbusters animated series, I am stoked for this long-overdue sequel. The derided 2016 reboot has been banished to the containment unit never to return paving the way for a legitimate sequel some thirty years in the making. With the original cast minus Harold Ramis all set to return, fans will soon be basking in the sequel they have been craving.
Roll on Monday … the trailer cannot come quick enough.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be haunting cinemas from July 10th 2020.
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Source: Vanity Fair