Entertainment Movies A New Generation of Spirit Hunters Are Here in the First Trailer for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' There's something strange in the neighborhood — and the Ghosterbusters: Afterlife trailer is here to answer the call By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 9, 2019 10:46 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Get your proton packs ready — the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film is here! On Monday, Sony Pictures dropped the teaser for the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the highly anticipated sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 that will reportedly feature cameos from original cast members Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. While none of them appear in the clip, the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer does highlight the film’s plot and its apparent serious tone. Set 30 years after ghost sightings ended, the story follows Callie (The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon), a financially strapped mother who moves her two children — Phoebe (Captain Marvel‘s Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard) to small-town Oklahoma, and an abandoned farmhouse left behind by her dead father. His identity isn’t explicitly stated, but the Ghostbusters jumpsuit branded with the name “Dr. Egon Spengler” found by Phoebe in her grandfather’s secret lab seems to indicate that it’s the character played by the late Harold Ramis. Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Will Reprise His Original Role in Ghostbusters 2020 The kids learn about the discarded artifacts — including a P.K.E. Meter and one of those iconic ghost traps — thanks to teacher Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd, Ant-Man). He was there when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man terrorized Manhattan back in 1984 and is happy to educate Phoebe, Trevor and their pal (played by Logan Kim) about the past life of the Ghostbusters. The gear seems like it might help explain why the town has been experiencing daily earthquakes, though it probably has something to do with the green beams shooting from the giant hole in the ground. All seems to culminate with the kids driving around the infamous Ecto-1, shooting charges from a proton pack. Sony Pictures Columbia/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. “I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Jason told Entertainment Weekly back in January when his participation in the film was announced. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.” The new film entirely ignores Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, the 2016 female-led rebootthat starred Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy. “I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film,” Jason said. Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits theaters on July 10, 2020.