A new clip from the upcoming film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife shows the proton pack in action during a test.
The Ghostbusters franchise is perhaps one of the most unusual properties to come out of the 1980s. The first film is an undisputed classic but its various followups have more of a mixed legacy. Ghostbusters 2 was not well received and was criticized for being a rehash of the first film. Afterward, a planned 3rd film fell into development hell and seemed to have been replaced by a 2009 video game. Then sadly, of the franchise’s main stars Harold Ramis passed away and a reboot was put into development.
The rebooted Ghostbusters film was noted for its poor marketing, a number of fans detesting the prospect of a remake, and a number of other controversies. When the movie was finally released it was otherwise decently received by critics but was considered a financial failure, having only earned under $230M at the worldwide box office on a $144M budget. Almost in response to this, a new film was quickly put into development with director Jason Reitman taking the helm to function as a direct sequel to the original film.
Like many other films, Ghostbusters: Afterlife was delayed time and again due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, a hard release date was set and the people behind the film have pushed the marketing in earnest. Most recently a new clip for the upcoming film has been revealed, showing our new heroes testing out a proton pack for the first time. You can see the full clip below:
Here is the official synopsis for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife:
After being evicted from their home, a single mother and her two children are forced to move to a decayed farmhouse in Summerville, Oklahoma, left to them by the children’s late grandfather, where a series of unexplained earthquakes are occurring despite not being situated on any fault and strange things are happening in an old mine once belonged to the alleged occultist Ivo Shandor.
The children discover their grandfather’s history with the original Ghostbusters, who have since been largely forgotten by the world beyond their fan base.
When supernatural phenomena relating to New York City’s “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984” arises and threatens the town, the kids, along with their family and friends, must use the Ghostbusters’ equipment to save it.
Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Gil Kena, Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bokeem Woodbine, Oliver Cooper, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 19th, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.