Who you gonna call? The new generation of “Ghostbusters.”
It’s been a fairly good Monday for the upcoming “Ghostbusters” film that now has an official title and trailer.
The film previously referred to as “Ghostbusters 2020” will be titled “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
After getting evicted from their home, broke and single mom Callie (Gone Girl’s Carrie Coon) and her two kids, Pheobe (Fuller House’s McKenna Grace) and Trevor (Stranger Thing’s Finn Wolfhard) learn of supernatural happenings in town after moving into their late grandfather’s creepy house.
The trailer immediately confirms the suspicion that the central family is related to original Ghostbuster, Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 69.
“Somehow, a town that isn’t anywhere near a tectonic plate, that has no fall lines, that has no fracking, no music even, is shaking on a daily basis,” Paul Rudd, playing enthusiast teacher Mr. Grooberson, says as everything around them begins to shake violently.
Fans of the original film will be tickled by some of the familiar artifacts in the trailer including what Rudd wrongly assumes is a replica of a “ghost trap” and The Ectomobile.
The sequel 1984's "Ghostbusters" and 1989's "Ghostbusters 2" was directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original movie’s creator Ivan Reitman, and passes the ghost-hunting torch town to a new generation of Ghostbusters.
Gone is the comedic vibe of its predecessors as the new-age film evokes a more eerie and action-packed tone at times similar to Wolfhard’s supernatural Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
Despite the action taking place in rural America instead of New York City, original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver are all returning.
The movie is set for a July 2020 release.