Sony Pictures conjures up long-awaited, long-delayed ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ trailer
It’s been a long time coming for Ghostbusters fans, but the pandemic-delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a brand-new trailer.
Just shy of four months after Paul Rudd was seen running afoul of mini Sta-Puft Marshmallow men in a teaser
comes a full-length trailer for THE follow-up to 1989’s Ghostbusters II.
Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace play Trevor and Phoebe, grandkids to legendary Ghostbuster Egon Spengler,
who was played by the late series co-star and co-creator Harold Ramis. The original team, including Bill Murray‘s
Dr. Peter Venkman, co-creator Dan Aykroyd‘s Dr. Raymond Stanz, and Ernie Hudson‘s Winston Zeddemore are
shown in an old photo with Spencer.
Inheriting a “creepy old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere,” the kids adapt to their new life. “So you’re saying
he left us nothing?” their mom, played by Carrie Coon, asks returning player Annie Potts, reprising as Janine
“I wouldn’t say anything,” Janine teases.
Sure enough, the kids find their grandfather left them the tools of his paranormal investigations and eliminations
trade. At first, “nerdy” Phoebe unlocks a puzzle in the floor to reveal one of his signature ghost traps. Later, Trevor
gets under the hood of a mothballed ECTO-1 and gets the original “Ghostbusters mobile” roaring back to life.
It’s just in time, too: spirits start emerging from a fissure in the earth. Soon enough, the teens are back at work
busting ghosts — complete with some modern modifications to the team’s original gear.
They also teens look up the original Ghostbusters on — where else? — YouTube, and call the number on the old TV spot.
The trailer ends with a phone being answered, and Aykroyd heard saying, “We’re closed.”
Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson are all returning as their original characters, as is Sigourney Weaver. Ghostbusters:
Afterlife opens on November 11.