British Rating Group Reportedly Reveals Title of New Ghostbusters, Trailer Imminent?
Film classification organization BBFC seems to have posted a trailer rating for a movie titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
By Chris Morse
If this new rating posted by the BBFC is any indication, the next Ghostbusters film is titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. This isn't the first team we have heard this potential title but it's the closest we have to believing it just might be official, especially after it recently made waves following a fan-created advertisement making the rounds online. However, this new posting seems rather legitimate.
The BBFC, short for British Board of Film Classification, is an organization founded by the film industry responsible for classifying various cinema releases, including new trailers. Today, a page for the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel popped up with a 12A-rated trailer and a runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. This looks like the real deal and a trailer release could be imminent, possibly as early as sometime this week. Check out a screenshot of the posting in question below.
Should a new trailer drop soon and confirm the Ghostbusters: Afterlife title, you can bet we'll have it covered for you in this space. We are keeping a close eye on this one, so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can read on for more details up on the upcoming sequel from Jason Reitman.
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The confirmed cast of the new Ghostbusters film includes Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, Stephen King's It), Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Annabelle Comes Home, Captain Marvel), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Fargo, Gone Girl). The trio make up the core family unit of the story, which is said to follow a single mother and her children with some kind of mysterious ties to the Ghostbusters of old. Exactly how they will come into play remains a mystery.
Early reports revealed that Sigourney Weaver will be returning to reprise her role of Dana Barrett, with a follow-up confirmation indicating that more of the original stars would also be back, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. Annie Potts has even said that she is expecting to make a return of her own. The film also recently added Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame) along with young newcomers Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim.
It stands to reason that Grace and Wolfhard's characters might make up one half of the next generation of paranormal investigators, however they might stumble their way into the ghostbusting business. The main characters are said to be four teens: two boys and two girls. Considering this film will be a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters, we will likely see a passing of the torch a way that directly connects to the story and characters we still love to this day.
The new Ghostbusters sequel is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, with the latter also directing, and will hit theaters next summer on July 10th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this film.
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