Are you ready to believe them?
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the upcoming sequel to the films Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II, directed by Jason Reitman. Set thirty years after the events of the second film, a single mother and her two children move to a small town in Oklahoma, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather's secret legacy.
The two-minute, 30-second trailer opens on the town of Summerville, Oklahoma, with Callie Spengler (Carrie Coon), the daughter of original Ghostbuster Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis), moving to the small town with her children, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace).
We move to the local burger joint, Spinners, where Callie is talking with Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd) about her children. "You're a great mom," Grooberson remarks.
"I don't know. I'm fine with Trevor but with Phoebe...She really keeps me on the outside."
"That's normal," replies Grooberson. "She's an awkward, nerdy kid."
"Maybe a new home can be an opportunity to start fresh. I just wish she'd get into some trouble."
"There's still time."
We see Phoebe solving a puzzle embedded in wooden flooring and finding one of the Ghost Traps from the original two films.
Next, we cut to Trevor, who is hanging with some high school kids at an old drilling shaft site. "What are you doing here in Summerville, anyway?" asks one teenaged girl named Lucky (Celeste O'Connor).
"We're completely broke," explains Trevor, "and our grandfather left us this creepy old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere."
Cutting to the inside of the farmhouse, we hear the voice of Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) tell Callie, "Your father wasn't much of a homemaker. He could hardly keep the power on."
"You're saying he left us nothing?" asks Callie.
"Well, I wouldn't say nothing..."
We see Trevor finding the original Ecto-1 1959 Cadillac after pulling up the dusty tarp covering it, followed by Phoebe seeing Trevor working on the engine. "You went with the station wagon?" she asks.
"It's the only one that had an engine," he replies as a separate scene shows him joyriding through a field.
Suddenly, storm clouds and small earthquakes rattling the town follow, with Trevor asking, "What is happening here?"
In a separate scene, Grooberson tells Phoebe, "Somehow, a town with no fault lines is shaking on a daily basis."
"Maybe it's the apocalypse," replies Phoebe as we see a ghost suddenly emerge from the shaft site, startling Trevor and the teenagers.
In another scene, Phoebe remarks, "Egon came out here for a reason" and we see her watching the original Ghostbusters commercial, which is now on YouTube. As the commercial plays, we see someone finding a P.K.E. meter, while Grooberson encounters several tiny Stay-Puft marshmallow men at the local Walmart.
Things start to get worse, with a giant ominous stormcloud hovering above, followed by dark forces emerging from a large pit. The main road downtown begins to crack, spectral energy begins to swirl through the sky, and an undead miner gets coffee at Spinners. "This whole city," remarks Grooberson, "it's like The Walking Dead."
As a Terror Dog chases Grooberson out of the Walmart, we then see Trevor and Phoebe wearing Ghostbusters jumpsuits and Phoebe using a particle thrower on a ghost named Muncher while riding outside Ecto-1 through the streets of Summerville.
In the final scene, we see Grooberson watching the commercial on YouTube with Phoebe, which cuts to a familiar occult bookstore at night. The phone rings and we hear the voice of Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) quickly answer, "We're closed."
If you'd like to check out the new trailer, you can below it below thanks to the official Ghostbusters account on YouTube...
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is currently expected to arrive in theaters on November 11, 2021.