The first trailer for the new "Ghostbusters" by director Jason Reitman is here and now reveals that the direct sequel to "Ghostbusters" (1984) and "Ghostbusters 2" (1989) in the "Indian" the title "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" wear becomes.
A balancing act of fan service for the slightly older and a fresh breeze by a new generation of ghost hunters for the new viewers - that's what the third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series, according to director Jason Reitman ("Tully") should deliver.
The film now has the matching "German" title "Ghostbusters: Legacy" (in the original "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"). Although the original ghost hunters around Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) also want to drop by for guest appearances, in the first preview we now only see the new characters.
OLD AND NEW FACES IN "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE"
Reitman, the son of the director of the two original films "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II", Ivan Reitman, has succeeded in doing what fans have been waiting for 30 years: He was the original surviving Ghost Hunters crew around Bill Murray ("Lost In Translation "), Sigourney Weaver (" Alien "), Dan Aykroyd (" Blues Brothers "), Ernie Hudson (" The Crow ") and Annie Potts (" Toy Story ") to move back to their roles.
The trailer suggests, however, that they will take over only small roles and instead the next generation of ghost hunters is clearly in focus. For the new characters, Reitman engaged with Carrie Coon ("Gone Girl"), Finn Wolfhard ("Stephen Kings It"), Mckenna Grace ("Annabelle 3") and "Avengers 4" star Paul Rudd also an illustrious squad.
THAT'S WHY IT'S IN "GHOSTBUSTERS 3"
In "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is about a family that is related to the old Ghostbusters team (more specifically to the late Harold Ramis embodied Egon Spengler) and moves back to their small hometown. There she learns more and more about her own mysterious past and also the mystical secrets of the place.
"Ghostbusters: Legacy" serves as a direct sequel to "Ghostbusters II", ignoring the "Ghostbusters" reboot from 2016. The reboot of Paul Feig ("Last Christmas") revolved around a purely female ghost hunter team highly controversial within the fan base.
"Ghostbusters: Legacy" starts on August 13, 2020, in German cinemas. You can also look at the first trailer in the English original below: