Entering November, one of the most anticipated films of this month is Ghostbusters: Afterlife. After repeated delays, the film will finally be released in theaters this November 19th. Welcoming this, Sony Pictures presents an exclusive IMAX poster, which is very cool. This poster shows the iconic Ecto-1 car driving by with a child wielding a proton gun that emits a brightly colored glow.
Set thirty years after Ghostbusters II (1989), Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows the story of a family who moves to a small town, where they discover their connection to the ghost “exterminator” team from the first film. After being evicted from their home, two children and their single mother move to a ranch in Summerville, Oklahoma, which was inherited by their late grandfather. When the city experiences a series of unexplained earthquakes, they discover their family connection to the original Ghostbusters, which has become something of a myth because many have long forgotten the events of “Manhattan in 1984.”
Ghostbusters: Afterlife starring Finn Wolfhard as Trevor, Mckenna Grace as Phoebe and Paul Rudd as Mr. Grooberson and Carrie Coon as Callie. The sequel will also feature Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, and Bill Murray as Peter Venkman, as Dana Barrett and Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz reprising their roles in the franchise.
The sequel is directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist). Reitman has officially taken over as director from his father Ivan Reitman who directed the first two films and is now a producer.
Jason Reitman recently praised Paul Feig, who directed the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters, for opening the door to making Afterlife. As we know the film is definitely not without its critics, as it does introduce a new Ghostbusters team which is key to realizing Reitman’s vision of his own new team, as opposed to using the same characters from the original film in the lead roles.