Ghostbusters: Afterlife First Plot Details Hit, Plus Ecto-1 Goes For Joyride In Poster

Like it or not, here it comes. Just a few years after the failed Ghostbusters reboot that saw many fans lashing out at the studio, they are taking yet another shot at it. This time around, we’re seemingly getting a film set in the same universe, just with a different set of younger characters. And by young, we mean young. Around teenage age and younger.

Vanity Fair got a glimpse of what’s to come in advance of the Monday release of the trailer. According to them, the film will star a mother, Calllie, played by The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon, her science-obsessed daughter Phoebe, played by I, Tonya’s McKenna Grace, and her gearhead son Trevor, played by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard. The film follows the moving to a small town in Oklahoma after inheriting a property from Carrie’s mysterious father, who she knew nothing about.

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This Jason Reitman-directed feature is being called “a new adventure that connects back to the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984,” according to Reitman himself. And for those who don’t know, the Manhattan Crossrip is a reference to the incident in the first film.

“As the family arrives at an old farm, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters,” Reitman said. “Trevor and Phoebe are about to find out who their grandfather was and whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.”

As far as what their connection is to the Ghostbusters…well, that remains to be seen. My gut tells me it’s connected to Harold Ramis’ character, but that’s based on no information.

The two kids will apparently find the Ecto-1 vehicle that’s a staple of the franchise, and while Trevor will get to work fixing the car, Phoebe will start to unravel the mystery of the town and their connection to it.

But that ain’t all. As you know, Paul Rudd is in the movie, and he plays the role of the summer school teacher Mr. Grooberson, who was a child when the Manhattan Crossrip took place. He remembers this event and has obsessed over it for decades.

On top of all these details, Sony also revealed a new poster, showing the Ecto-1 going on a joyride through the fields.

On the whole, this does seem like an interesting film in the vein of Goonies or Super 8, but I do wonder if fans’ll take to it even if it’s good, as the style and tone doesn’t seem consistent with that original movie.

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair, Sony

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