Ghostbusters: Afterlife will soon haunt multiplexes, and it promises a spiritual reawakening for the franchise.
Unlike the 2016 film, which was a complete reboot, Afterlife is a continuation of the original, from which Ghostbusters II picked up in real time. In the present day, a family – Callie (Carrie Coon), Phoebe (McKenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) – move into a ramshackle Oklahoma farmhouse that belonged to their late father/grandfather, Egon Spengler.
This being a Ghostbusters movie, of course at night things start collapsing, fears begin to unfold, and the marshmallow mascot is causing chaos.
Another important element of Afterlife that links it to the franchise’s past is that director Jason Reitman (Juno, The Front Runner) inherited the megaphone from his father, Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films.
On the cover of the upcoming issue of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Feature Total Film Magazine, and below you can see three exclusive new images, featuring Reitman on-set with an iconic vehicle, Grace Phoebe on the Ghost Hunt, and Mr. Groberson (Paul Rudd), Podcast (Logan Kim) and Phoebe investigating strange activities. are. check them out:
“My father used to make me laugh all the time when I was going to make a Ghostbusters movie, as much as everyone else did,” Reitman tells total movie. But he was reluctant to make the leap from being a prominent member of the Ghostbusters fan club (on set as a child) to on-screen steward of the series. “It never really felt like it was my story. It was my father’s story, and I was definitely afraid to step into his shadow.”
That all changed “about a decade ago” when two images popped out of nowhere in his head. “I saw a 12-year-old girl with a proton pack, in a field, and I saw a 16-year-old boy in an Ecto-1 sifting through wheat,” Reitman recalls. “I had no room for them, but when Harold Ramis passed, it hit me right there and then he was: ‘Oh, this is the Spengler family.’ It was about a family that develops the confidence to take on a proton pack.”
Ghostbusters: Afterlife opens in UK cinemas on November 18 and in the US on November 19. For more on the film from Reitman and his cast, get a copy of the new issue of Total Film Magazine When it hits shelves (real and digital) starting Thursday, October 14th.
Check out the new cover below, as reported by Jason Reitman on Twitter:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife newsstand cover for the new issue of @totalfilm, out Thursday! pic.twitter.com/AMbiOZZjZG12 October 2021
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