“Everything happens for a reason.” Sony Pictures Entertainment released the first trailer to “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” directed by Jason Reitman.
In “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The trailer quickly establishes that the story takes place within the same universe as the original film’s time, following as a sequel and next chapter to the franchise, with a new generation at the helm.
The film is based on the 1984 audience favorite, “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. “Call it fate. Call it luck. Call it karma. But I believe that everything happens for a reason,” Bill Murray’s character from the original film is heard over the new trailer.
In June, Paul Rudd joined the cast of the “Ghostbusters” reboot, which also includes Carrie Coon, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, “Stranger Things”‘s Finn Wolfhard and “Gifted”‘s McKenna Grace.
Reitman is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker, whose nodded work includes directing “Juno” and “Up in the Air.” He recently wrote and directed “Tully” and the Hugh Jackman political drama “The Front Runner.” He pens the new “Ghostbusters” script with Gil Kenan. Executive producers on Reitman’s new film are Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld and Michael Beugg.
Ivan Reitman’s 1984 film opened to $46 million at the box office and grossed over $229 million worldwide. It spawned the next installments of the beloved sci-fi franchise with “Ghostbusters ll” and Paul Feig’s 2016 “Ghostbusters.”
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is distributed by Columbia Pictures. It releases in theaters July 10, 2020.