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Sony Pictures has released a highly anticipated full-length trailer of “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” the sequel to 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” at Sony Pictures. The trailer teases ancient mysteries, team effort to save the world from a second Ice Age, and bringing back franchise favourites Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.
The sequel was helmed by Gil Kenan after taking over from Jason Reitman who remains onboard as a producer and co-writer with Kenan and Jason Blumenfeld, and whose dad, Ivan, directed the original two “Ghostbusters” films. Ivan produces “Frozen Empire” along with his son Jason and Jason Blumenfeld. Executive producers include Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, JoAnn Perritano, Amie Karp, Erica Mills and Eric Reich.
The new film sees the Spengler family deciding to leave Oklahoma and go back to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse.
Here’s the synopsis of the film : In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
“It’s an absolute honor to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga,” said Kenan in a statement.
Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon are the returning cast, with three original surviving Ghostbusters played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.
The 2021 revival film grossed over $200 million worldwide from a $75 million budget. The new film opens in cinemas on March 22nd. The film is set to thaw in theaters on March 22, 2024.