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"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" Trailer Unveiled

Tue 30 Jan 2024 | 10:33 AM
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ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Yara Sameh

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts are suiting up in the latest trailer for “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire”, the sequel to 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, to help the Spengler family stop something strange in New York.

The new trailer for the Gil Kenan-directed sequel features new and more extensive footage of the surviving original Ghostbusters and their secretary Janine Melnitz as they face off against an entity trying to freeze the city straight into a second Ice Age.

The pic sees the original team develop a top-secret research lab to take ghostbusting to the next level, but the discovery of an artifact upends their work when it unleashes an evil force. They’ll have to face it — and enemies of the human kind, like Walter Peck (William Atherton), the Ghostbusters‘ longtime nemesis.

In the footage, he declares he has “been waiting 40 years” to declare “the Ghostbusters are finished.”

“They call themselves Ghostsbusters. According to these hacks, they saved the world. No eyewitnesses,” Peck says in the trailer. “And who is found to carry the torch? Descendants of Egon Spengler.”

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The Spengler family — Paul Rudd’s Gary Grooberson, Carrie Coon‘s Callie Spengler, and their two children Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) — object, in part on Gary’s grounds that “bustin’ makes me feel good.” It’s a good thing they aren’t throwing the towel, as a “tall, dark and horny” entity and “an unimaginable evil, commanding an army of ghosts that has the power to kill by fear itself” (as Murray’s Peter Venkman and Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz describe it) is terrorizing the city.

Together, the old and new Ghostbusters will join forces, putting on their proton packs — Melnitz included — to save New York. “If there’s something strange, if there’s something weird, who are people going to call?” Gary asks.

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is the fifth movie in the franchise and comes after “Ghostbusters” in 1984, “Ghostbusters II” in 1989, female-led “Ghostbusters” in 2016, and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” in 2021.

Co-written by Kenan and Jason Reitman, the movie also stars Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim. The movie is produced by Jason, Ivan Reitman and Jason Blumenfeld, and executive produced by Aykroyd, Kenan, JoAnn Perritano, Amie Karp, Erica Mills, and Eric Reich.

"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" releases in theaters on March 22.