Ghostbusters: Afterlife picks up three decades after the events of Ghostbusters, with the family of the late Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) — grown daughter Callie (Carrie Coon), and her kids, Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) — heading back to the Spengler country farm and discovering his spook-eradicating equipment.
It’s up to the kids’ schoolteacher, Mr. Gooberson (Paul Rudd), to fill in the gaps about what happened between the 80s and today.
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) April 7, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will reunite original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts. Rick Moranis has retired from acting and sadly Harold Ramis passed away in 2014.
Reitman mentioned that he aims to make the movie have a good scare or two as well, and relayed a conversation on this subject that he had with none other than Steven Spielberg –
“I was at a Directors Guild meeting and I happened to be sitting next to Steven Spielberg – when I told him I was working on Ghostbusters, he out of nowhere said, ‘Library Ghost – top ten scares of all-time.’ And it’s true.”
Following two Covid delays, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is currently scheduled for release on June 11th.