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Paul Rudd, Bill Murray go on spooky adventure in ‘chilly’ New York in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire trailer

The sequel to the 2021 reboot Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to release on March 29 next year

Agrima Tikader Calcutta Published 09.11.23, 05:15 PM
(L-R) Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and Mckenna Grace in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

(L-R) Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and Mckenna Grace in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. YouTube

New-generation ghostbusters join forces with the old team to fend off a new paranormal threat in the heart of New York City in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Kingdom teaser trailer, dropped by Sony Pictures on Wednesday late night.

Announcing the film’s March 29, 2024 release, the teaser trailer confirms the return of Paul Rudd’s Gary Grooberson along with Carrie Coon as Callie Spengler, Finn Wolfhard as Trevor Spengler and Mckenna Grace as Phoebe Spengler in the sequel to the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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Starting off with Bananarama’s 1983 song Cruel Summer, the one-minute-58-second-long trailer shows a heat alert being issued in New York City. But familiar scenes of summer revels suddenly darken with a sense of foreboding as storm clouds move in. We see large icy spikes popping out of the ground and impaling whatever comes in their path. At the very end of the clip, a shadowy figure emerges from the gloom as the new-gen Ghostbusters prepare to take the supernatural villain down.

The original Ghostbusters team make a comeback in the trailer with Dan Aykroyd’s Dr Ray Stantz explaining the paranormal activity as the “The Death Chill”, helping Paul Rudd to conclude that the phenomenon would scare people to death. Bill Murray as Dr Peter Venkman and Ernie Hudson as Dr Winston Zeddemore pop up during the exposition.

Along with the old Ghostbusters crew, we also get to see Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz, while Kumail Nanjiani and Patton Oswalt play new characters in the trailer.

“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,” according to a synopsis released alongside the trailer.

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