The First Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Presents A Solemn, Stranger Things-Esque Look At The Past

The First Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Presents A Solemn, Stranger Things-Esque Look At The Past
Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) gets ready to not be afraid of ghosts. (Image: Sony Pictures, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahZFCF--uRY">YouTube</a>)

Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside. The debut trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife takes the spectral hunting out of the city and into a small town, where a family with surprising connections to the original Ghostbusters is forced to return to their roots and bust some rural ghosts.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman, presents the next chapter in the Ghostbusters series”and it’s quite different from its predecessors. The sad, somber trailer centres around a single mum named Callie (Carrie Coon), who moves into a mansion owned by her late father, who she never really knew.

It turns out, her father was Dr. Egon Spengler, played by , it’ll be an intriguing mystery to uncover.

As Phoebe and her brother Travis (Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard) explore the old and creepy mansion, they learn all about their grandfather and his legacy as a member of the Ghostbusters”partially thanks to their science teacher, played by Paul Rudd. Together, they uncover a strange, supernatural occurrence underneath their small town and have to work together to stop it. I’m guessing it’s going to involve the busting of some ghosts”because of course“including Slimer, who makes a mischievous appearance during the trailer.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrives in theatres in winter 2020.