Director Jason Reitman carries on his dad Ivan’s legacy (along with Dr. Egon Spangler’s) in the new trailer for GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

Mother puss bucket!

The ghosts are back, and so is a new age of busters as seen in the latest trailer (above) for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Ignoring the recent 2016 all-female reboot and serving as a direct sequel to the two 1980s era comedy adventures, Ghostbusters: Afterlife picks up in modern-day rural Oklahoma where the late Dr. Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis) has left a treasure trove of Ghostbuster technology for his grandchildren to discover on a dilapidated farm.

From writer director Jason Reitman — Oscar-nominee for movies like Juno and Up in the Air, and son of Ghostbusters director Ivan ReitmanGhostbusters: Afterlife will focus on Spengler’s grandkids (played by a Spengler-speckled Mckenna Grace and Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard).

Carrie Coon (HBO’s The Leftovers) plays their single mother and Paul Rudd factors in as a local friend and secret Ghostbuster aficionado.  Actor and playwright Tracy Letts (Ford V Ferrari) also co-stars, along with returning ensemble members Annie Potts (seen in the trailer) and Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.

Along with the debut of this latest trailer, pop culture media outlet IGN has posted a directory’s commentary of the trailer with Reitman, which can be viewed below. At 15 minutes, it’s more of a whole concept breakdown of how Reitman approached the reboot than a simple commentary of the 2+ minute trailer itself.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife opens this fall on November 11, 2021, in the ramp-up to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Trailer with Director’s Commentary by Jason Reitman

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