…I say “proper sequel” loosely as Afterlife more closely resembles a big-screen version of the amazing The Real Ghostbusters animated series that ran from 1986-1991 than the 1984 classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and the late Harold Ramis.
A bunch of other movies, too, but GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE was the one at the top of my to-watch list. Guess Sony decided that they’d rather hold on to the films in question and hope that there’s still an essential willingness to go to movie theaters next spring. Which… there might be? I mean, right now we’re all still sticking this quarantine out, more or less. But I figure it’s even odds that things stay stable for two more weeks before there’s wholesale flouting of the various state lockdowns* — and if we make it to April 30th, we won’t for very much longer.
A few weeks ago, we reported that the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel had its title released by Italian movie site BadTaste.It. While it was not confirmed by the studio at the time, it is now official, and the film is titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. And not only do we have the title, but it’s been reported by joblo that we will see the film’s first trailer this week!