‘GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE’ RELEASE DATE SHIFTS TO SUMMER 2021; ‘DON’T BREATHE’ SEQUEL SET
Sony Pictures said Wednesday that it has moved the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife from March to June 11, 2021, which will be the same weekend as the first Ghostbusters film was released in 1984. It becomes the latest tentpole shift in the theatrical calendar given the ongoing restrictions of movie theaters amid the pandemic.
Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson and Paul Rudd star in the new installment of the franchise, directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman. Gil Kenan and Reitman penned the script, which centers on a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. READ MORE
‘GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE’ POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021
It’s now coming out a whole year later than originally planned
Bad news, Ghostbusters fans — Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is being delayed yet again.
While the hugely anticipated film was originally set to arrive on on July 10, 2020, it now won’t come out until summer 2021. Yeah, that’s basically an entire year late.
Previously, Ghostbusters: Afterlife had been postponed until March 2021, but Sony made the announcement about the latest delay today. READ MORE
END OF THE WORLD DELAYS GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE TO JUNE 2021
Perhaps sensing that the minds of the moviegoing public—as much as concepts like “moviegoing” and “public” exist during the COVID-19 pandemic—were otherwise occupied with images far more horrifying than a giant Slor, Sony announced this afternoon that the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been pushed to June 11, 2021. For those keeping score at home, that’ll put the Jason Reitman-directed sequel into theaters 37 years after the original Ghostbusters, four months after its first revised release date, and approximately two-and-a-half years after self-proclaimed “first Ghostbusters fan” Reitman stuck his foot in his mouth upon announcing that his new addition to the comedy franchise was “for all the other fans.” But then again, what’s waiting 16 additional weeks in the midst of 40 years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, and all of the other stuff that Dan Aykroyd might attribute to the difficulties of getting a third film set in the continuity of the first two Ghostbusters movies in front of people? READ MORE
‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ SEQUEL MOVES TO SUMMER 2021
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” a sequel to the blockbuster comedy, will hit theaters next summer. The movie is now expected to debut on June 11, 2021 — exactly 37 years after the original.
Like nearly every film slated for 2020, Sony has hopscotched the release date for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” multiple times during the pandemic. It was originally scheduled to open in July before it was pushed to March 5, 2021. Given the unpredictability of coronavirus and audiences’ apprehension to go to the movies amid a global health crisis, there’s no telling if the latest summer release date will stick. READ MORE