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The full trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife has finally dropped. Watch below:
The eagerly anticipated film, which is directed by Jason Reitman, stars Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard, who are tasked with saving the planet from all manner of evil ghouls, ghosts and unfriendly spectres.
And fans of the original series needn't worry about getting a healthy dose of nostalgia, with stars of the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie, including Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray also making an appearance.
The official synopsis reads: "From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.
"In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind."
Speaking at Ghostbusters Fan Fest in 2019 about how the idea came to him, Reitman said: "We wanted to make a love letter to the original movie.
"I did not expect to be making a new Ghostbusters movie. I thought I was going to be this indie dude who made Sundance movies.
"And then this character came to me. She was a 12-year-old girl. I didn't know who she was or why she popped into my head, but I saw her with a proton pack in her hand. And I wrote this story.
"This story began to form over many years actually. It started with a girl and all of a sudden it was a family. And eventually I knew this was a movie that I needed to make."
Aykroyd, who played Dr Raymond Stantz in the original movie, told The Greg Hill Show that he was bowled over by the script.
He said: "Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful, heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the third, the next generation.
"It hands the legacy off to a new generation of stars, and players, and actors, and characters.
"And we've shot our part - [Bill] Murray, Sigourney [Weaver] and Annie Potts - and it was really exciting working on this new idea, this new take on this story."
Following the release of the teaser, fans said that the third instalment of the series was like a cross between Ghostbusters and Stranger Things.
One fan wrote: "I must be the only person who's not overly impressed with the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer. I'm kinda over the Stranger Things rip-off stuff. But that's just me."
While another added: "Why does the new Ghostbusters look like a rip off of Stranger Things? When they had that shot of the two kids walking down the road, I laughed out loud."
The movie was originally due to come out in 2020 but was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to land in cinemas this November.