Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Carrie Coon has opened up about the upcoming sequel to the 1984 sci-fi comedy and its 1989 follow-up, calling the blockbuster a â€œlove letter to the franchise.â€
Coon, who is playing the single mother to Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, made this declaration to Indiewire, even comparing co-writer and director Jason Reitmanâ€™s work on the film to his father Ivan Reitmanâ€™s writing and direction on the originals.
â€œI think the original script was really innovative. I donâ€™t think anybody had seen anything quite like it before. It sort of launched a genre; thereâ€™s this comic sci-fi genre. Really, it was one of the first of its kind,â€ she explained. â€œNow weâ€™ve had so many of those films. I think whatâ€™s remarkable that Jason has done isâ€¦ a real love letter to the franchise.â€
Coon obviously didnâ€™t go into too much detail about Afterlife, but did insist that the â€œfamilyâ€ movie will provide the perfect remedy for the current social and political upheaval.
â€œItâ€™s really a family story. Itâ€™s still very funny and I just feel like itâ€™s very warm in a way that we, perhaps, need right now. Itâ€™s a real balm for the soul. I think that will actually surprise people. I think itâ€™s for everyone. People will be grateful for the escape that itâ€™s going to offer from the world.â€
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As well as Coon, Wolfhard, and Grace, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will star Paul Rudd, Tracy Letts, and Bokeem Woodbine, while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will reprise their iconic characters, too.Â
Weâ€™ll get to see them all in action when Ghostbusters: Afterlife is released on July 10, 2020.Â