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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ In The Making?

The upcoming installment will be directed by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan.

The last ‘Ghostbusters’ film was released back in 1989. It’s been quite some time since any developments around the next installment took place. Thirty years later, directors Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan are expected to return with the next movie. Called, ‘Ghostbusteers: Afterlife,’ the film will feature actors such as Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard. Apart from this, Bill Murray will be reprising his famous role. Bill Murray is joined by Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts from the original film in the next installment.

The film will explore the loose ties that remained pending since the second part. The movie will venture into a small town that has connections to the original ‘Ghostbusters’ movie and their grandfather’s secret legacy that led to all the occurences. The third film has reportedly undergone numerous stages of development. For the longest time possible, the production team could not get Bill Murray to commit to the project. The main reason behind Murray’s refusal to work on the third installment was the death of the cast member of the original film, Harold Ramis in 2014. When Bill Murray did not commit, Sony still went ahead and created a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie but it was a form of reboot rather than succession.

The film did not fare well at the box office and it was then that Reitman came to the rescue to save a dying franchise. It was announced that Reitman would be directing the next installment. The news was announced back in July, 2019. It took two months for the main cast to sign up for the film. The movie was initially expected to release on July 10, 2020. However, due to the current pandemic situation, the movie has been postponed to March 5, 2021.

As mentioned earlier, the movie is expected to revolve around the plot that was left in the last part. The plotline will primarily revolve around two children and their single mother who move to a small farm town in Summerville, Oklahoma. The little secret that entails the family is the fact that they have inherited certain aspects from their grandfather, who used to once be a Ghostbuster. Soon enough, they begin experiencing unusual happenings and this is when the original cast is expected to re-enter the ‘Ghostbusters’ universe.

The trailer for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ has also been released. You can view it here.

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