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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Featurette with the Reitmans Reflects on Keeping the Franchise in the Family

Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Nearly four decades ago, director Ivan Reitman and gang introduced three wacky paranormal investigators, an oversized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and one killer theme song to the world. Pop culture has never been the same.

This year, another familiar Reitman will introduce a second sequel to the film his father directed so many years ago — the long-delayed ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ directed by Jason Reitman, will finally hit theaters on November 11th, 2021.

The family aspect front of mind, Sony Pictures just dropped a sentimental new featurette, “Passing the Proton Pack.” The featurette spotlights father-and-son, producer-director duo Ivan and Jason Reitman, as they reflect on the generational passing of the torch for the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise.

Alongside behind-the-scenes footage from 1984 to now, the filmmakers share a few good tidbits, both fun and tenderhearted. A young Jason Reitman was apparently cut from the original ‘84 film, and Ivan Reitman found it rather emotional to see this story living on through his son. It’s a big dose of nostalgia, and a crowd-pleaser for big ‘Ghostbusters’ fans.

Check out the featurette below!


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