First Teaser Trailer Revealed for Jason Reitman's New Ghostbusters Sequel

Here's your very first official tease of the next Ghostbusters film.

By Chris Morse

The just-announced Ghostbusters sequel might have been the best-kept secret in recent memory. With yesterday's surprise report that Jason Reitman, son of the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, is directing the new movie that appears to be a follow-up to the original story (or stories?), it quickly became apparent that Sony Pictures is serious about this one.

Slated for a summer 2020 release, the film being only at the announcement stage seemed like it might be a tall order for that release window, but Reitman has apparently already been hard at work on this. In a follow-up to the initial project reveal, EW returned today with another gem in the first teaser trailer for the movie, which you can feast your eyes on above if you have not done so already.

In the trailer, we get an ominous tease of an old barn house where someone is not-so-quietly working before the wind blows a cover up to reveal a very familiar automobile: the Ecto-1. Based on the appearance in this teaser, we aren't spotting any of the Ecto-1a upgrades, so what could that mean for this film? Could we be seeing this series getting a similar treatment to 2018's Halloween, in which the new film is a sequel to the original and ignores anything that followed? It certainly looks possible.

Then again, this is only a teaser and the film has not gone into official production yet, but this could be a hint at what's to come nonetheless. The new sequel is being billed as the next chapter in the original story as well as a passing of the torch, which could indicate that this story picks up many years later with the remaining Ghostbusters living out their lives.

It seems like a no-brainer that members of the original crew might be making way for a new generation of paranormal investigators. Could this barn belong to a much-older Ray Stantz, still keeping himself busy with ghost-related gadgets and devices? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reitman is looking to cast four teens, two boys and two girls, which could possibly be that next generation of Ghostbusters we are speculating about. After all, the torch much be passed on to somebody for this to work.

We have many questions lingering, but the wait won't be too long with filming scheduled to begin within a few months. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest on the new Ghostbusters.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo