Ghostbusters: Afterlife is an upcoming American Supernatural Comedy Drama film. Directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Gil Kenan. It stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd, while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts reprise their roles from the original films. It is the direct sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and the fourth film overall in the Ghostbusters franchise. Set thirty years after the second film, a family moves to a small town, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s secret legacy.
A third Ghostbusters film had been in various stages of development since Ghostbusters II in 1989. After Murray refused to commit to the project and after the death of cast member Harold Ramis in 2014, Sony instead produced a reboot. After the film underperformed at the box office, Reitman began developing a direct sequel to the original films. The new cast members were announced by July 2019, while the original cast signed on two months later.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on 10 July 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing, but it was delayed to 5 March 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the release date of Uncharted. On 21 October 2021 Sony pushed the film once again to 11 June 2021. The film will be released in RealD 3D, IMAX and Dolby Cinema.
|Genre||Supernatural Comedy Drama|
|Directed by||Jason Reitman|
|Produced by||Ivan Reitman|
|Written by||Gil Kenan,
|Based on||Ghostbusters by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis|
Sydney Mae Diaz,
J. K. Simmons
|Music by||Rob Simonsen|
|Edited by||Dana E. Glauberman,
|Production Company||Columbia Pictures,
The Montecito Picture Company,
Right of Way Films
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Release date||11 June 2021 (United States)|