If you’re a fan of the 1980s comedy/sci-fi classics “Ghostbusters,” then today is a special day for you because a trailer for the long-awaited 3rd installment is finally here.
The upcoming film, titled “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” stars Finn Wolfhard of “Stranger Things”, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd, and is written and directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman who directed the original two films.
Although the trailer does not feature any new appearances from the original cast, there is a scene where the new characters are shown footage of “New York in the 80s” which is taken straight from the first 1984 film that ties this new movie into the same universe.
Some of the cast members from the original films are also expected to make cameos in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” You can see a lot of their old equipment being explored in storage throughout the trailer.
The series moves on to a small town setting and leaves New York City. The change in direction looks like it was inspired by the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” which oddly enough takes a lot of cues from the first two Ghostbuster films. It also stars the same lead actor, Wolfhard, who donned a Ghostbusters uniform in the second season of his hit show.
And unlike the previous attempt at reviving the series, this version, and the team creating ‘Afterlife,’ got the blessing of Dan Aykroyd himself during an interview with Dan Rather.
“They’re a good team and they are making an effort to bring back all the emotion and spirit of the first two movies and then take it into the 21st century with a vernacular that’s needed today to get it across,” said Aykroyd.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” hits theaters next summer.