Sony has set a chill down the spines of longtime Ghostbusters fans with the release of the first trailer for the upcoming film, officially titled “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.” Set in the heart of New York City, the sequel to “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will send viewers on bone-chilling adventure as well as represents a significant return to the roots of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Sony set “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” to premiere Easter weekend on March 29, 2024.
The storyline again will center around the Spengler family, Egon Spengler’s (portrayed by the late Harold Ramis) daughter Callie (Carrie Coon) and his two grandkids, Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trever (Finn Wolfhard)
In a sweltering New York City, a mysterious ancient artifact triggers an evil force, plunging the city into a “death chill.” To combat this supernatural threat, the Spenglers return to the iconic New York City firehouse, where it all began. There they join forces the original Ghostbusters Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) who have since turned firehouse into a top-secret research lab dedicated to advancing their ghost-busting efforts. Now with the ancient artifact unleashing a sinister force, the old and new Ghostbusters unite to protect their home, and avert a second Ice Age.
Watch the teaser trailer below.
The cast of “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” welcomes newcomers Patton Oswalt and Kumail Nanjiani whose characters appear unreservedly excited about the subzero mayhem. Paul Rudd reprises his “Afterlife” role as Gary Grooberson, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, and original Ghostbusters’ Annie Potts will round out the cast.
Taking the helm as director is Gil Kenan, who previously worked as the executive producer and co-writer of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” The script is co-written by Kenan and Jason Reitman, with Reitman also handling production alongside Jason Blumenfield.
This Ghostbusters installment marks a return to the franchise’s core values after the 2016 reboot left fans underwhelmed. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” breathed new life into the series, earning praise during its debut at the CinemaCon in August 2021 and raking in $129.3 million domestically and over $204 million worldwide at the November box office that year. With a history dating back to the summer of 1984, the Ghostbusters franchise has grossed an impressive $945.2 million across its four movies.