Ghostbusters: Afterlife (also known as Ghostbusters: Legacy, Ghostbusters: From Beyond, and Ghostbusters: Rise) is a movie directed and co-written by Jason Reitman that takes place in the present day of the original movie continuity.
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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. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
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Rust City - July 4, 2019 (Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan collaboration)
On April 28, 2016, it was reported in the EMPIRE June 2016 issue, Ivan Reitman commented there was another yet-to-be announced live-action film which is "coming along really well."
On July 14, 2016, Ivan Reitman confirmed the movie is in the middle of being written and will probably have both men and women on the team.
On July 20, 2017, during the Ghostbusters 101 panel, Ivan Reitman reaffirmed there is a new live action film also in the works.
On November 13, 2018, during an interview on The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Dan Aykroyd mentioned a new movie was currently being written that would reunite himself, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson and it involved Murray portraying a ghost. He hinted a filmmaker duo is writing the draft and the goal is to take the emotion and spirit of the first two movies and modernize it for the 21st century audiences. He estimated it could happen in the next few years.
On January 15, 2019, it was reported that Jason Reitman will direct, co-write, and co-produce a new movie that takes place in the original movie continuity but set in present day. Reitman co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan. Ivan Reitman will be a producer. Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan pitched the story to Ivan Reitman. Sony Pictures set the movie to release Summer 2020 and plans to start principal photography in a few months. The movie went by the codename "Rust City." Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures is producing. Filming is reported to start summer 2019 and Reitman is already testing four teenage actors for four roles. It was added the four leads would be two boys and two girls.
On January 16, 2019, the Teaser Trailer was released through Entertainment Weekly.  A casting call for two roles was posted under "RUST CITY (Actor Access Release of 2 Roles)" with John Papsidera listed as the casting director but no start date was listed.
On January 17, 2019, it was reported two of the new leads would be a 13 year old boy and a 12 year old girl. The boy is "passionate about fantasy and conspiracy theories," approaches every situation with "unbridled excitement for the unknown" and will "narrate life in real time, adding "descriptive color" to the people he meets." The girl is an "insanely smart kid," has a hard time with "interpreting and expressing emotions and speaks with a flat delivery that make her observations humorous", wants to connect with others, struggles with interpreting how her family and friends feel, has difficulty sharing her own feelings, and her science acumen is said to prove invaluable. The plot centers on a family who moves back home to a small town where they begin to learn more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself.
On January 25, 2019, Exhibitor Relations and Variety reported Sony set a release date of July 10, 2020.
On January 26, 2019, Jason Reitman confirmed the release date for the film is July 10, 2020. Audition videos for 12 year old actress Sarah Abbott and a transcript surfaced.
On February 2, 2019, Francois Audouy, a production designer, posted a photo of Ecto-1 and revealed he was working on something related to the Ghostbusters 2020 movie on Monday. Audouy's bio on instagram indicated the movie was his next project.
On February 14, 2019, two more character breakdowns were reported, an "UNNAMED (LEAD BOY 2) To play 12 years old. Slender, pale, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, aquiline features, high cheekbones, withdrawn. He's prodigious - bright, witty, stubborn, and remains playful in spite of hardship. He is also a brilliantly quick thinker under pressure, is at ease with technology, and has a high facility for problem-solving" and "UNNAMED (LEAD GIRL 2): To play 13 years old. Fun-loving, a bit of an airhead. Always curious, haunted, charmed, dazed."
On February 18, 2019, Jason Reitman revealed he wrote the script in secret with Gil Kenan over 2018 while they finished production of "The Front Runner" then turned it in in December 2018. Reitman was prepared to take time off from filmmaking in 2019 to do rewrites of it. However, Sony approved the first draft and greenlit the movie. He emphasized he wants to make a movie "for his fellow Ghostbusters fans" and is "a 100% love letter" to them.
On February 22, 2019, it was reported Jason Reitman would be meeting with young actors this weekend to play the four teen protagonists and was looking for two pairs of a brother-sister combo in the 12 and 17-year range.
On March 1, 2019, it was reported Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon are in talks to star in the movie and the story will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son. Jason Reitman quoted a tweet about the report and the added detail the family has mysterious ties to the 1984 movie.
On March 9, 2019, it was reported Eric Steelberg joined as the cinematographer.
On March 12, 2019, it was reported Jenna Ortega is "high on the list" of actresses set to join the cast. Ortega is said to be in the running for "TEEN GIRL (Female/17/Lead) – Works at a local American Graffiti style carhop on roller skates. She’s cool and quick witted. She meets TEEN BOY and begins a flirtation that turns into a real friendship." Finn Wolfhard's role would be "TEEN BOY (Male/15/Lead) – He is fifteen, but tells people he's seventeen. He's passionate about auto-mechanics. he's often trying to help his little sister (GIRL) navigate the world as she struggles with traditional friendships. His family moves to town and he's immediately smitten with TEEN GIRL." The previously reported 12 year old girl role would be the Teen Boy's sister. It was also reported that Tom Reta is the supervising art director and Sheena Duggal is the visual effects supervisor.
On March 22, 2019, it was reported that a Cadillac collector sold his 1959 Futura to Sony for filming. He posted a picture of dropping the car off, next to an Ecto-1a and explained it will be redone for close up scenes, the 1961 will be cut in half for interior shots, and his 1959 will be a driving/stunt car.
On March 29, 2019, Mckenna Grace was announced to star in the movie. Jason Reitman confirmed Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Finn Wolfhard will portray the new family.
On April 3, 2019, Finn Wolfhard was reached for comments during CinemaCon and he revealed he had no idea the movie he was auditioning for was a Ghostbusters one.
On April 5, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a shelf with Cadillac hearse parts.
On April 18, 2019, it was reported Danny Glicker joined the crew as the costume designer.
On May 10, 2019, it was reported Arjen Tuiten joined the make-up department.
On May 17, 2019, during a Q&A, Dan Aykroyd was asked if the movie dealt with the original characters' children or grandchildren. Aykroyd quickly answered, "Yeah, that's right. That's right." Aykroyd also mentioned a new draft of the script was almost done.
On May 30, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of the Medrad Mark IV Angiographic Injector Injection System from Weaver Hall in the first movie.
On June 7, 2019, in an interview, Sigourney Weaver confirmed she would be reprising her role supposedly reuniting with Murray and Aykroyd.
On June 8, 2019, it was confirmed that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver have all read the current script. Jason Reitman commented he wants to "recreate the feeling of '80s movies" that could be both scary and funny. It was revealed the family in the story doesn't know about their connection to the Ghostbusters and the story takes place in a new location. Reitman also told an anecdote about the genesis of the story. The character, reported in the past as a 12 year old girl, popped into his head wearing a Proton Pack and the story formed in his head for many years, later into a family. He then reached out to Gil Kenan and they started writing the movie. Ivan and Jason Reitman showed audiences newly unearthed dailies from the first movie that is somehow also part of the work being done on the new movie.
On June 12, 2019, while appearing on the KTLA 5 morning news, Annie Potts was asked if she was involved in the movie and she responded, "I think I will."
On June 17, 2019, it was reported art director Bill Ives and 2nd unit director Brian Smrz joined the crew.
On June 21, 2019, Mckenna Grace commented on her casting and revealed she learned of it during a Skype session with Jason Reitman.
On June 26, 2019, a casting call for a 70 to 90-year-old actress, preferably with roller skating experience, to play "Roller Granny," an "old woman who works at a carhop. She's dry and funny in a way that makes her seem ambivalent to the customers." was posted.
On June 27, 2019, it was reported Paul Rudd was in final negotiations to join the cast in the role of a teacher. A video with Rudd was posted to confirm the casting and it was mentioned he films in the fall.
On June 29, 2019, it was reported stunt coordinator Guy Bewes joined the crew.
On July 8, 2019, it was announced Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim signed onto the cast.
On July 12, 2019, it was reported set decorator Pat Healy, location scout Jason Nolan, and production coordinator Darin Wilson joined the crew. Jason Reitman posted a close up photo of a tire on a Cadillac hearse.
On August 6, 2019, Ernie Hudson, during a Q&A in Mexico City, revealed negotiations for him to appear in the movie have finished but things still haven't been necessarily signed yet.
On August 14, 2019, it was reported Bokeem Woodbine joined the cast and will play a character named Sheriff Domingo.
On August 27, 2019, Ernie Hudson confirmed he is in the cast.
On September 12, 2019, Dan Aykroyd confirmed he will be part of the cast.
On September 13, 2019, during the Halloween Horror Nights red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood, Dan Aykroyd commented the movie "feeds beautifully into the first two stories and hands it off to the next generation" and Ivan Reitman revealed Paul Rudd's character is a seismologist who goes to a small town experiencing mysterious earthquakes and teaches summer school there.
On September 14, 2019, during Friday's Halloween Horror Night's red carpet, Aykroyd also mentioned the movie's new generation involves actual descendants of the original Ghostbusters and the story links "to the DNA, old and new there."
On September 15, 2019, a fan ran into Ernie Hudson in downtown Calgary.
On September 21, 2019, it was reported Murray, Aykroyd and Weaver were spotted having dinner at a hotel in Calgary recently. During the Calgary International Film Festival, Jason Reitman confirms the movie is "rural" and takes place on a farm. He also hinted the story "is about forgiveness and, in that way, I think it falls really in line with the rest."
On September 23, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a close up of what appears to be the cover of Tobin's Spirit Guide.
On October 19, 2019, during an appearance in Italy, Bill Murray confirmed he was in the movie.
On November 6, 2019, it was reported Oliver Cooper has a role in the cast.
On November 7, 2019, Dan Aykroyd confirmed he filmed with Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. He also commented the story would be thought provoking, heart felt, and you will feel it if you lost loved ones and miss them. In terms of paying tribute to Harold Ramis, he confirmed he will be recognized in some way in the movie.
On November 10, 2019, it was reported the title of the movie was "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and Sony will officially announce it in a few weeks.
On December 2, 2019, the British Board of Film Classification published information about the first trailer and confirmed the title is Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
On December 5, 2019, concept artist and painter Wayne Haag admitted he worked on the movie.
On January 18, 2019, Jason Reitman revealed Gareth Smith, a graphic designer and frequent collaborator, built a stencil from the original Ghostbusters lettering in the Columbia Pictures archive, then shot it practically with smoke and light. Jason Robbins posted two behind the scenes clips from the filming of the teaser.
On January 30, 2019, Kevin Smith mentioned when he recorded episode 409 of SModcast with Jason Reitman, that was posted back on December 12, 2018, Reitman filmed the Ghostbusters teaser the next day.
On February 18, 2019, Jason Reitman confirmed they are in every way trying to go back to the original techniques used. For the teaser, they went back to and used the work files for the Proton Pack and the stems for Elmer Bernstein's score. The original physical vinyl letters used to make the poster in 1984 were rescanned, reprinted, and then the physical titles were filmed with a light and smoke effect.
On April 17, 2019, Eric Steelberg was location scouting in Calgary with Jason Reitman.
On April 29, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo parked outside a farm or ranch gate in Calgary.
On May 23, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Francois Audouy's boots amid scouting.
On October 4, 2019, Francis Audoy revealed Jason Reitman also looked at Pennsylvania and New Mexico for filming before deciding on Alberta. Audouy also revealed he consulted with John DeCuir Jr. during preproduction to get into his father's mindset.
On January 23, 2020, it was revealed Murray agreed to read the script in Spring 2019.
On December 1, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a July 4, 2019 draft sent to Bill Murray.
On December 2, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo from the first time Logan Kim tried on the Ecto Goggles.
On December 15, 2021, Jason Reitman posted photos taken months before principal photography to reveal how they visited every filming location with a cast of stand-ins to create their photo-boards, a technique he and Eric Steelberg developed during "Up In The Air" and have used the process ever since. They acted out every scene and took a photo of every angle in the real location, resulting in a photo book that contains almost every shot in the movie.
On December 21, 2021, Brynn Metheney posted an initial concept design of the Mini-Puft dated March 1, 2019.
On January 15, 2019, it was mentioned there are plans to start principal photography in a few months. Filming is reported to start summer 2019.
On February 12, 2019, a start date of May 13, 2019 was reported.
On February 20, 2019, it was reported production was planning to shoot for 15 weeks on location in Calgary, Alberta beginning on-or-about June 25th.
On March 24, 2019, it was reported filming in Calgary is set to finish on October 11.
On April 17, 2019, Production Weekly's listing was updated, changing the start date of filming to July 14. July 12 was also reported as the new start date.
On April 26, 2019, a Production Weekly listing was posted, revealing a film date of July 14 in Calgary involving Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Sigourney Weaver.
On June 4, 2019, it was reported that filming in Calgary would take place from July 14 to October 7.
On June 13, 2019, a Production Weekly listing was posted, revealing a film date of July 15 in Calgary involving Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd.
On July 4, 2019, it was announced "Rust City" would be filming the town of Crossfield from July 26 to August 24.
On July 12, 2019, Finn Wolfhard was interviewed on the set of the movie and he appears to have started filming already. Jason Reitman posted the first photo from set with Ivan Reitman, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace posing in front of 801 18 Ave SW.
On July 13, 2019, Logan Kim posted a photo from the set of himself with Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Celeste O'Connor.
On July 15, 2019, principal photography began. Film crews set up near the Red Cross Building along 13th Avenue Southwest in the Beltline region of Calgary. Jason Reitman was seen on 13th Ave. Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon were seen filming a scene.
On July 16, 2019, it was reported production vehicles started setting up in Turner Valley at the old Turner Valley Gas Plant. Filming would take place sometime in the week. Production trailers and crew parking were set up at Riverside Park along Decalta Road.
On July 22, 2019, it was reported filming would take place in Fort Macleod from August 8 to August 13.
On July 26, 2019, it was specified during a town meeting that filming in Fort Macleod would be between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm on August 8th and 9th, between 6:30 am to 6:30pm on August 10th, and from Sunday to Tuesday, between 2:00 pm and 3:00 am. Maps of areas where filming will take place were also revealed.
On July 30, 2019, Paul Rudd was spotted at W.G. Murdoch School. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Bill Murray were sighted, too. A production schedule for Crossfield was later posted. On July 26, filming was done inside the Wills Place Cafe looking out to the street then inside the Howes Bros Hardware Store. On July 29 and 30, filming was done at the W.G. Murdoch School. On July 30, filming moved to the Enjoy Garden Chinese Restaurant. On July 31, filming was done at Murdoch and Enjoy again. Filming is scheduled for Murdoch School again on August 1 then interior filming at 1112 Railway Street on August 2, 6, and 7. Filming at Crossfield Automotive was also scheduled for August 7. There was also exterior filming where the street and gravel parking lots off of Railway Street are in the background which involves a character driving a vehicle down Railway.
On July 31, 2019, Ivan and Jason Reitman were seen at the W.G. Murdoch set.
On August 1, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Rodrigo and the clapboard, Roll A 43, Scene 64C, and Take 6, which also indicated the use of a 35-80mm lens and the scene, involving a VFX shot, was to be filmed at 48 fps. Photographs from the W.G. Murdoch set were posted, including one of Crossfield Fire Department firefighters with Captain Joe Holstein, a sheriff's vehicle for a Summerville County, a diner, an auto repair shop, older model vehicles with Oklahoma plates, a Summerville Middle School school bus, and two shots of Murdoch's exterior.
On August 2, 2019, more info on filming in Fort Macleod was revealed. Filming is tentatively set for August 8 to August 18. The location appealed to the filmmakers for its timelessness, especially the main street. Macleod will represent "a nondescript town in Oklahoma." None of the stars are scheduled to work there. The scene filmed will basically be a driving scene, and it will have stunt people and stunt drivers. The scene will only be in the film for a few minute. The production will use about 100 to 120 crew. Filming will shut down portions of 2 Avenue and 24 Street. Dan Aykroyd was seen on a Calgary set. A Stay Puft Marshmallows ad was sighted at a set.
On August 3, 2019, a photo of the Summerville County Sheriff Department exterior was posted.
On August 5, 2019, 8 stills from the Crossfield set were posted of the Ecto-1, W.G. Murdoch school, and a Chinese restaurant exterior.
On August 7, 2019, film location manager Laszlo Uhrik was quoted explaining the filming at Fort Macleod would be a single action scene which will be three to four minutes of the movie at most. It will take four or five days to film this scene. The scene was described as, "A car comes up to an intersection, stops, screeches around the corner and then zooms down main street" and "There's a couple of kids in the car chasing an imaginary character that we never see, but they don't quite have a handle on the car because they are still young kids...They have the pedal to the metal and the car is banging off of light posts and jumping the curb." Special and visual effects will be involved in the scene shot. Filming will be in two locations in Fort Macleod, at 2nd Avenue between the highways and 24th Street.
On August 9, 2019, photos from the Fort Macleod shoot were posted. Photos of Ecto-1 were also posted. Video was taken of Ecto-1 being driven. Eric Steelberg posted a photo of a Panavision camera.
On August 10, 2019, an Ecto-1 driving scene at the Fort Macleod shoot was posted and it involved an explosion and crash. A Proton Pack was in the backseat of Ecto-1, slime was put on a bench and stop sign, and it's rumored Sigourney Weaver will be arriving on the set in the coming week. Two more photos and a video was posted from the Ecto-1 filming which appeared to involve Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard in flightsuits.
On August 12, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a slimed stop sign.
On August 13, 2019, it was reporting filming was also being done in the Village of Beiseker.
On August 16, 2019, it was reported there would be filming at 24th Street and Highway 3 in Fort Macleod this weekend through Sunday evening.
On August 17, 2019, photos of the Ecto-1 were posted. There are two on the set. A video of the stunt Ecto-1 was posted. A photo of crew setting up with a stunt double by Ecto-1 was posted.
On August 18, 2019, photos of false facade for the Summerville post office and vehicles for the Sheriff Department and a mining company were posted.
On August 19, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Mckenna Grace waiting for a screen and lighting rig to be set up for a shot.
On August 20, 2019, a derelict house and a barn built on farmland was spotted in Alberta. The entrance to the lot was marked with hand written signs about the dead rising and the end of the world.
On August 21, 2019, another photo of the farmland set was posted. Eric Steelberg posted a photo of a crash cam.
On August 22, 2019, a set piece for Summerville Middle School was found.
On August 23, 2019, the farmland set was found "15 minutes south of Calgary" and more photos were posted. While driving through Dorothy on their way to Medicine Hat, onlookers saw an Ecto-1 scene being filmed. Ecto-1 was also seen driving down a highway with a drone flying above holding a camera. A retro drive-in was also found built in Beiseker.
On August 24, 2019, the two Ecto-1 cars were seen filming again in Dorothy. The Summerville post office was clarified to be in Drumheller. A giant Greetings From Oklahoma sign was also found.
On August 25, 2019, photos of the two Ecto-1 cars were posted. More photos of the farmland set was posted.
On August 26, 2019, photos of Ecto-1 driving scenes and the Summerville set dressing in Drumheller was posted. It was also rumored the house and barn might belong to Peter or Ray.
On August 27, 2019, in Beiseker, there were 3 buildings dressed for Summerville and the Spinners Roller Hop but it appearing filming was done since no crew members were present. Location Manager Bruce Brownstein posted a shooting call flier marking August 27 as Day 31 of 62 of filming.
On August 28, 2019, more photos of Ecto-1 driving scenes and the Summerville set in Drumheller was posted.
On August 30, 2019, it was reported sets were being dismantled by the crew. It was also reported the sets in Beiseker were being torn down the other day, including the Spinners Roller Hop.
On September 4, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a camera plot.
On September 6, 2019, it was reported there will be a one day re-shoot in Fort Macleod on September 7 with a "very minimal crew" taking shots of vehicles that were part of the original action scene that was filmed. It will take place along 24th Street and 2nd Ave from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
On September 7, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a glimpse of Ecto-1 and noted he saw it as he left the set the night before.
On September 10, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of mud trails.
On September 11, 2019, Nathan Orloff did some work at Sony Pictures Studios.
On September 20, 2019, Jason Reitman commemorated day 50 with a mystery graphic.
On September 26, 2019, it was reported filming was taking place at a Walmart in Deerfoot City.
On September 28, 2019, location manager Bruce Brownstein posted a close up photo of a package of Stay Puft Marshmallows.
On September 30, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a bts photo of the crew during a night shoot.
On October 4, 2019, Francis Audoy revealed filming was also done at the Calgary Film Centre where the crew filled its three sound stages with scenery from "wall to wall. Eric Steelberg marked Day 60 of filming by posting a photo standing in front of a blue screen with a breathing mask on.
On October 5, 2019, a wrap party was held.
On October 7, 2019, Eric Steelberg marked October 7 as Day 61 of filming. It was reported filming was taking place in the Calgary Central Library.
On October 8, 2019, Logan Kim posted a photo of himself with Finn Wolfhard and Celeste O'Connor on a set.
On October 9, 2019, Pamela Goldammer, a SFX Makeup Artist, wrapped work on the movie before midnight.
On October 17, 2019, Eric Steelberg recorded October 17 as Day 68 of 62 and got "last day vibes." Bruce Brownstein announced principal had wrapped. On the October 17 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Paul Rudd revealed he finished filming his scenes about two weeks ago.
On October 18, 2019, a group photo from the wrap at the Calgary Film Centre was posted.
On November 4, 2019, an anecdote was shared about Bill Murray during filming in Calgary. Instead of going to a trailer for a wardrobe swap-out, Murray decided to change on set in front of everyone to save time and keep filming running smoothly.
On December 10, 2019, locations confirmed to be seen in the December 9 trailer include Dorothy Ferry Bridge over the Red Deer River, Drumheller's water tower, Fort Macleod's Empress Theatre, the interior of the Turner Valley, Anderson Estates, Horsethief Canyon, Bleriot Ferry, Congress Apartments as well as the location of where the Farmhouse was at Range Rd 21A & Township Rd 220, Foothills County, AB T0L 1W0, Canada.
On January 23, 2020, an article about a set visit to a soundstage in Canada last September just days before Bill Murray's birthday was posted. Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Potts, and Weaver visited the set during that span of a week to film their scenes.
On August 1, 2020, a photo of Ecto-1 by Queen's Hotel from one of the car chase filming days at Fort Macleod was posted.
On September 16, 2020, Jason Reitman posted an old photo of an Ecto-1 in sections.
On October 18, 2020, Logan Kim and others in the cast started receiving their wrap gift, a Ghost Trap, that turns on and off, on a holder that bears the actor's name on it.
On March 23, 2021, the Ghostbusters Twitter account confirmed shots of the Ecto-1 cars filming in Dorothy recently found on Apple Maps was done near the Farmhouse.
On June 17, 2021, a behind the scene snippet of Finn Wolfhard, Celeste O'Connor, and others portraying teenagers during filming in the Horsethief Canyon area was posted. Another brief snippet of the actors on the bed of the car was posted. A photo of a Shandor Mining Company warning sign was posted.
On November 3, 2021, Jason Reitman mentioned the scene at the Summerville Foundry was filmed on Day Two and was the first scene Mckenna Grace and Logan Kim filmed together.
On November 23, 2021, Mckenna Grace posted a photo of herself in costume as Phoebe between filming. A short clip from principal was posted to demonstrate how Lite Gear was utilized in a scene that involves Proton Streams.
On November 25, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a cast and crew photo at the second Farmhouse set. It was revealed Ivan Reitman stood in as Egon in some shots. Mckenna Grace posted a 34 second video of how she geeked out between takes.
On November 26, 2021, Jason Reitman revealed Ivan Reitman stood in for one insert shot.
On November 27, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Terror Dog pieces.
On November 29, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Logan Kim and Mckenna Grace in costume between takes in the Turner Valley Gas Plant.
On November 30, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Mckenna Grace sitting in the dry ice smoke between takes in the Farmhouse.
On December 2, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a (temporary) Instagram story with a photo of the Shandor Mining Company truck. Belle Aykroyd, one of Dan Aykroyd's daughters, posted photos and one video from behind the scenes on several sets.
On December 9, 2021, Eric Steelberg posted photos of Ecto-1 and the chase car after filming the barley field scene.
On December 20, 2021, Eric Steelberg posted a photo of a Terror Dog head and confirmed filming took place in the Deerfoot City Walmart on September 28, 2019.
On October 29, 2019, it was reported a mine set was being taken down inside the Calgary Film Centre.
On May 9, 2020, Avid shared a photo of Will Files, a re-recording mixer, working on the movie.
On August 16, 2020, before a screening of Ghostbusters at Sony Pictures Studios, Jason Reitman mentioned Afterlife is in the midst of being finished.
On October 5, 2020, Jason Reitman posted from the Sony lot hinting at directing. Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim were also present. O'Connor and Kim each posted a photo of themselves with Element skateboards from the recently announced Ghostbusters line.
On October 6, 2020, it was noted Finn Wolfhard was also on the Sony lot.
On October 8, 2020, the Ecto-1 used in Afterlife was seen at the Sony lot.
On October 12, 2020, Jason Reitman posted a photo from a scoring session at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures. Curt Sobel posted a photo with his editors.
On October 13, 2020, Curt Sobel posted a photo from Day 2 of the scoring session at Sony. He worked with Peter Bernstein, Mark Graham, Rob Simonsen, Greg Hayes, and Larry Mah.
On October 15, 2020, Curt Sobel posted photos from Day 3 of the brass players.
On October 24, 2020, Curt Sobel went to a scoring session that started in the morning.
On November 9, 2020, Curt Sobel noted the day was "filled to the brim with scoring and final mixing" Afterlife.
On November 16, 2020, Curt Sobel drove to Sony at 6 am to continue mixing until sunset after work on the weekend.
On November 20, 2020, Jason Reitman a posted photo of everyone toasting to the No Ghost Logo, indicating mixing was done. He later added a message, hinting the movie's runtime was two hours. Curt Sobel also posted a photo, citing Perry Robertson, Rob Simonsen. Nate Orloff, Mark Paterson, Jason Reitman, Dana Glauberman, Will Files, Scott Sanders and Chris Terhune. They locked on picture, mix, and scoring with work on Color and other very minor finishing details like final credits lock still to be completed.[Note 3]
On November 21, 2020, Nate Orloff reflected on wrapping on the final mix.
On December 4, 2020, Jason Reitman reflected on completing work on Afterlife.
On January 21, 2021, EMPIRE's March issue released. On page 83, it was noted a virtually finished version of the movie was screened on the Sony lot at the start of December 2020.
On April 13, 2021, another screening was held on the Sony lot. Jason Reitman shared a photo with Ernie Hurdson.
On May 7, 2021, Dan Aykroyd toasted Jason Reitman in a tweet and seemingly confirmed he had seen the movie.
On August 23, 2021, the movie was screened to theater owners in attendance at the Sony panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
On September 22, 2021, it was announced the movie would have a special screening on November 13 at Fort MacLeod's Empress Theatre. Tickets cost $100 each and sales start on November 4. Proceeds go towards renovations for the Empress Theatre.
On October 5, 2021, it was announced the movie would be screened on November 1 at the Morelia Film Fest in Mexico. Jason Reitman is slated to appear.
On October 8, 2021, those in attendance at the New York Comic Con panel were treated to a surprise screening of the movie.
On October 29, 2021, two special posters done by Mike Sandoval for the screening at Morelia Film Festival were revealed.
On November 4, 2021, a screening was held at Cineworld's Superscreen in London's Leicester Square with Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan, and Ivan Reitman present.
On November 8, 2021, a private publicity screening was held at the iPic Theaters in Los Angeles and it was hosted by Mckenna Grace.
On November 9, 2021, IMAX announced a special Fan Event live-streamed from Los Angeles on November 19 at 5pm PT/8pm ET in the select locations in which fans can talk Easter eggs with Jason and Ivan Reitman, get IMAX exclusive art mini posters and more. The locations include AMC Metreon 16 & IMAX Theatre – San Francisco, California, Esquire IMAX Theatre – Sacramento, California, Regal Edwards Irvine Spectrum & IMAX – Irvine, California, TCL Chinese Theatres IMAX – Hollywood, California, AMC Mission Valley 20 & IMAX Theatre – San Diego, California, AMC Georgetown 14 & IMAX Theatre – Washington, DC, AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX Theatre – Aventura, Florida, Regal Atlantic Station & IMAX Theatre – Atlanta, Georgia, AMC Oakbrook 12 & IMAX Theatre – Oak Brook, Illinois, AMC Rosedale 14 & IMAX Theatre – Roseville, Minnesota, AMC Boston Common 19 – IMAX – Boston, Massachusetts, AMC Empire 25 & IMAX Theatre – New York, New York, Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen & IMAX – Charlotte, North Carolina, Regal UA King of Prussia & IMAX Theatre – King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, AMC Northpark 15 & IMAX Theatre – Dallas, Texas, Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E & IMAX – Houston, Texas, Santikos Palladium IMAX Theatre – San Antonio, Texas, Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill & IMAX Theatre – Memphis, Tenessee, Regal Thornton Place & IMAX Theatre – Seattle, Washington, and one in Canada at the Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & IMAX Theatre – Oakville, Ontario.
On November 10, 2021, AMC announced its MacGuffins Bar will serve a themed drink named "The Ghost Trap," made with premium Crystal Head Vodka.
On November 15, 2021, photos from the red carpent event in New York City were posted.
On November 30, 2021, photos of commemorative movie tickets for the Japan theatrical run was posted.
On January 16, 2019, the Teaser Trailer was released through Entertainment Weekly. 
On April 11, 2019, a promotional poster with the tagline "You Know Who to Call." was among licensing art for Sony Pictures' slate of upcoming movies.
On June 6, 2019, the movie was promoted at Licensing Expo 2019 with "Summer 2020" and a display of a dilapidated Ecto-1.
On December 6, 2019, a poster was also released online. A first look article had stills of Trevor discovering Ecto-1 in a collapsing barn, Ecto-1 being driven in a field, Phoebe "and her schoolmate (played by Logan Kim) ignore warning signs to venture closer to the abandoned and dangerous place," and Grooberson holding a Trap.
On January 3, 2020, a still of Trevor driving Ecto-1 and Phoebe on the gunner seat was posted. The article reiterated they find out their Ghostbusters connection "at the center of a great mystery that connects back to the original" and 1959 Cadillac model exactly like the original was bought to create the "Afterlife" edition.
On January 23, 2020, an article about a set visit to a soundstage in Canada last September just days before Bill Murray's birthday was posted. Stills include shot of Logan Kim and Mckenna Grace's characters testing equipment, Jason Reitman directing Grace during the chase scene filming, and Mr. Grooberson inspecting a map of Summervillie with Callie in a kitchen.
On March 20, 2020, Eric Reich posted a photo of an Afterlife billboard.
On May 9, 2021, Sony Pictures posted a still of Trevor working on the family car while Callie and Phoebe sat on the roof.
On July 22, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a behind-the-scenes still of him photographing some Mini-Puft figures set up on a shelf in a hardware store.
On August 19, 2021, a behind the scenes photo of Jason Reitman holding a camera during filming was posted.
On September 8, 2021, as part of Fandango's Fall Movie preview, a still of Trevor, Phoebe, and Podcast standing in front of Ecto-1 was released.
On September 19, 2021, as part of a fall movie preview, the New York Times posted a still of Trevor working on Ecto-1.
On September 22, 2021, the domestic poster was released with a tagline, "Discover the past, protect the future" on official social media posts. The international poster was also released.
On September 27, 2021, as part of a preview of its upcoming feature, EMPIRE released two new stills of Muncher and of Trevor, Phoebe, Podcast, and Lucky underground.
On September 28, 2021, as part of a preview of its upcoming feature, EMPIRE released a still of Ivan and Jason Reitman posing in front of Ecto-1.
On September 29, 2021, as part of a preview of its upcoming feature, EMPIRE released another still of Ivan and Jason Reitman posing with Ecto-1.
On September 30, 2021, Logan Kim posted a still of Podcast in Ecto-1 in "celebration" of International Podcast Day.
On October 11, 2021, Cinemark released a new poster of Ecto-1 in Summerville.
On October 18, 2021, a new poster was released in conjunction with a new international trailer.
On November 1, 2021, IMAX released its poster for Afterlife.
On Novemer 4, 2021, it was reported the high-res LED SNA Displays screen located at 701 7th Ave in Times Square began running an advertisement for Afterlife, featuring Muncher and Ecto-1.
On November 5, 2021, AMC Theatre revealed it will have a limited edition foil art print for sale. The first 100 sold are signed by Dan Aykroyd. There are only 1000 total, are hand-numbered, measures 18"x24" on a four-color screen print, printed on 12 pt rainbow holographic paper, created by DKNG Studios explsuviely for AMC Theatres, and customers can buy up to three.
On November 13, 2021, a poster for Dolby Cinema was revealed.
On October 29, 2019, EMPIRE revealed the 2020 preview issue will include coverage for the movie and releases on October 31.
On January 18, 2021, EMPIRE released an excerpt of an interview with Jason Reitman in advance of the January 21st release of their March 2021 issue. Reitman talked about his father, Ivan Reitman, coming to the studio screening of the movie amid the Covid pandemic and keeping an element of horror in Afterlife. It included an altered still of Phoebe (inserted into the shot), Logan Kim's character, and Trevor sitting inside Ecto-1.
On January 21, 2021, EMPIRE's March issue released. On page 83, Jason Reitman compared filming scenes with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson to filming a documentary and it was his job to be there when Peter Venkman started talking. One day on the set, Ivan Reitman visited and dipped his finger in a tub of slime then nodded in approval of its consistency. A virtually finished version of the movie was screened on the Sony lot at the start of December 2020.
On September 24, 2021, EMPIRE revealed the November 2021 issue will feature Afterlife with interviews with Ivan and Jason Reitman, a photo shoot at Ghost Corps with Ecto-1 and the equipment, and new stills from the movie. Two covers for the issue were also revealed. The newsstand issue is illustrated by Paul Shipper and the subscriber cover was illustrated by Justin Metz. The issue officially releases on newsstands on September 30.
On October 1, 2021, excerpts of the EMPIRE November 2021 issue included Jason Reitman talking about trying to get the color of ectoplasm to match the first movie and admitting things got real very quickly when Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson arrived on set in flightsuits.
On October 6, 2021, excerpts from this month's feature in SFX Magazine issue was posted.
On October 11, 2021, Jason Reitman revealed the subscriber cover to Total Film's November issue. It features the R.T.V. device.
On October 12, 2021, Jason Reitman revealed the newsstand cover to Total Film's November issue. It features Callie, Phoebe, Grooberson, Trevor, and Ecto-1 in front of the Farmhouse.
On October 13, 2021, 3 stills and an excerpt from Total Film's November 2021 issue was released.
On October 31, 2021, the Parade insert in Sunday newspapers contained a shorter version of an online article posted earlier in the week with quotes from Dan Aykroyd and Paul Rudd.
On December 6, 2019, a first look article was published by Vanity Fair. Carrie Coon portrays Callie, Mckenna Grace portrays her "science-obsessed" daughter Phoebe, and Finn Wolfhard is "gearhead" son Trevor. They left everything they knew and moved to a small town in Oklahoma after inheriting property from the father Callie never knew. The family deals with the issues of regrets about the past, guilt over lost moments, and unfinished busness. Afterlife "is a new adventure that connects back to the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984." Rick Moranis is expected to not reprise his role. The family arrives at the farm and begins "to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters" and "Trevor and Phoebe are about to find out who their grandfather was and whether they're ready to pick up the proton pack themselves." First still is of Trevor discovering Ecto-1 in a collapsing barn. In the house, Phoebe discovers a mountain of books and the P.K.E. Meter. The second still is of Ecto-1 being driven in a field. Phoebe becomes transfixed by the mystery of their new town, including strange rumblings from a nearby mine. In the third still, Phoebe "and her schoolmate (played by Logan Kim) ignore warning signs to venture closer to the abandoned and dangerous place." "Trevor and Phoebe may actually know less about the Ghostbusters than anyone. What happened in 1984 is as mysterious to them as Van Halen and Run-DMC is to Billie Eilish." Paul Rudd portrays their summer school teacher Mr. Grooberson and "who was a kid when the Manhattan Crossrip occurred. Although later generations may think of it as a myth, or not think of it at all, he remembers it obsessively and is excited to pass on what he knows." The fourth still is of Grooberson holding a Trap and is stunned as "it's been a while since he's seen anything like this, and never this close."
On January 8, 2020, it was reported RealD UK posted the trailer on their site - implying for the first time the movie will also be shone in 3D.
On January 16, 2020, in an interview, Finn Wolfhard confirmed the first trailer held back from revealing the "big stuff," the movie is about loss, there was a lot of practical effects used rather than CGI, there were two Ecto-1s, neither was the original, he was not allowed to touch the gas pedal, and a Corvette engine was swapped in to handle the chase sequences.
On January 23, 2020, an article about a set visit to a soundstage in Canada last September just days before Bill Murray's birthday was posted. Murray noted, "The script is good. It's got lots of emotion in it. It's got lots of family in it, with through lines that are really interesting." The article featured Bill Murray letting the journalist wear a Proton Pack prop to see how heavy it is. It was the 30-pound heavy-duty version used for close-ups. It is loaded with batteries and rumble motors to make the blasters shudder and jolt in the hands of the user. Ben Eadie was the prop master on set. Murray confirmed the narrative deals with the absence of Egon Spengler. The new story advances the message that anyone can be a Ghostbuster. Reitman notes he's making this movie for his father. It's the idea of what it would be like to find a Proton Pack in your grandparents' basement and what would that discovery reveals about who you are and what adventures you're about to go on. Callie is described as a a "tough mom."
On February 6, 2020, it was revealed Sydney Diaz is portraying a minor character named Swayze, who is part of a group of teens hanging out at a local diner. The group befriends Trevor and Phoebe. Diaz spent two separate weeks filming on location.
On February 19, 2020, it was revealed Fort Macleod will host a movie premiere event shortly after the premieres in Los Angeles and New York this summer.
On March 5, 2020, Jason Reitman revealed the composer is Rob Simonsen. Reitman posted a photo of sheet music for Phoebe revealing Rob Simonsen's involvement and the orchestration for it was done by Mark Graham.
On March 12, 2020, Tim Rothman stated he has no plans to delay Sony's other films, including Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
On March 23, 2020, during a WTF Podcast interview, Dan Aykroyd commented they were getting "excellent feedback from those that have seen it" and confirmed he suggested some ideas and did a little writing. Aykroyd also confirmed Ectoplasm will appear.
On March 25, 2020, Arjen Tuiten posted a photo teasing a practical effect with blue ectoplasm. Regal Cinemas posted activity sheets with a first look at a Mini Puft.
On March 30, 2020, the movie's theatrical release was announced to be postponed to March 5, 2021
On April 1, 2020, while appearing on The Nightcap Live, Oliver Cooper mentioned he had a small role on Afterlife and filmed for four days total.
On April 19, 2020, Jason Reitman credited Dave Shukan and David Kwong for puzzle consulting for the movie.
On May 14, 2020, on Ellen, Bill Murray commented on the movie and confirmed Rick Moranis will not be reprising his role.
On June 10, 2020, it was reported the movie will also be shown in IMAX.
On June 25, 2020, Ernie Hudson indicated the surviving original cast would be back in the flightsuits.
On July 31, 2020, it was confirmed Bokeem Woodbine portrays a local sheriff named Domingo following a report back in August.
On August 26, 2020, Ben Eadie appeared on Ghostbusters News's review for the Hasbro Spengler's Neutrona Wand. Eadie confirmed Hasbro visited the set and took photos, measurements, and a 3D scan of the real prop then they went back and forth on 3D models. Eadie's specifications were honored and models were updated to reflect them. Like the real prop, the switches must be turned on in the correct sequence or it won't work like the Hasbro wand. Eadie also confirmed the real prop also rumbles like the Hasbro wand. In Yes Have Some's review with Eric Reich, Reich confirmed the packaging is based on a box that the wand is found in during the movie and during filming, they sussed out the S hook was more of a spacer to level it with the Proton Pack. Hasbro sent a gray scale model to the set and Reich and Eadie went over it and sent back notes.
On September 14, 2020, Callie Coon commented she isn't just filling a mom role and her character "has a personality, a sense of humor and she does get in on the action."
On September 16, 2020, Callie Coon revealed her husband Tracy Letts was also cast because he happened to be in Canada with her and their son Haskell when the production lost an actor to due to a conflict. She also implies her character uses a Proton Pack.
On September 23, 2020, during an interview, Ernie Hudson talked about how the movie became real after he read the script, how it's in line with what fans have been hoping for and really tying into the two movies, and filming without Harold Ramis.
On September 26, 2020, during Day 2 of Hasbro Pulse Con, Jason Reitman confirmed Rust City was the original name of the movie when he wrote it with Gil Kenan, they had three Cadillacs total, they went frame by frame through the original movie looking for details on Ecto-1, scanned the original Ecto-1's license plate so they could replicate it perfectly, hinted there would be more surprises about Ecto-1 besides the gunner seat seen in the trailer, and thanks to the new engine, Ecto-1 will be doing things fans would never believe it could do.
On October 16, 2020, Sony Electronics revealed in a press release that they collaborated with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps on Afterlife. The collaboration "focused on using the SR Display to bring both familiar and new film characters to life, through the new visual medium." Eric Reich commented, "Moving forward, we could see potential benefits from pre-visualization to 3D modeling. The display offers a new approach to visualizing concepts and characters, making understanding the finished product that much easier."
On October 21, 2020, it was announced the theatrical release date was moved to June 11, 2021.
On December 16, 2020, an interview with Gil Kenan was released. He spoke about the atmosphere during writing.
On December 25, 2020, the description for a life-sized Slimer statue mentioned he will appear in Afterlife.
On January 5, 2021, Ernie Hudson recalled he got emotional when he saw Murray and Aykroyd in jumpsuits as well as being on set with Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts.
On January 19, 2021, during Michael Rosenbaum's Inside of You podcast, Ernie Hudson confirmed Winston will be a "complete character" in the movie when he was asked if Winston would have a background or something a bit more than the previous movies.
On January 21, 2021, it was announced the theatrical release date was moved to November 11, 2021.
On February 15, 2021, during an interview, Finn Wolfhard commented on how he was cast with a taped audition without officially knowing the movie was Afterlife and the general premise and tone of the movie.
On February 17, 2021, the movie was officially rated PG-13 for "supernatural action and suggestive material."
On February 24, 2021, it was revealed the Menahan Street Band recorded a new version of the "Ghostbusters" song in early 2020 in New York before the covid-19 pandemic struck. Band member Thomas Brenneck notes the song was for a scene when the children find a 45 single that turns out to be a 1960s song that Ray Parker Jr. does a cover of that became known as the "Ghostbusters" song.
On April 3, 2021, during an interview from the Santa Barbara Film Fest, Bill Murray talked about how he got involved after Jason Reitman called him with an idea for a Ghostbusters movie, notes the original cast was only in it for a 'little while', and comments on difficulties with wearing the Proton Pack.
On June 6, 2021, Gil Kenan talked about long talks with Jason Reitman before any plotting or writing started, the big ideas they had early one were family, lineage and time, recontextualizing by taking away New York City and focusing on the core of the mythology, taking an old fashioned approach, and hinting at all the secrets they've kept a secret.
On August 3, 2021, it was revealed Tested will have several episodes that go behind the scenes of Afterlife when it was in production.
On September 1, 2021, it was announced the theatrical release date was pushed one week from November 11 to November 19, 2021. The first episode of Tested on the set of Afterlife was released and featured Ecto-1.
On September 14, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.
On September 15, 2021, the second episode of Tested on the set of Afterlife was released and featured the interior of the Farmhouse.
On September 16, 2021, Sigourney Weaver praised Jason Reitman and hinted at the legacy and surprises in the movie.
On October 6, 2021, the third episode of Tested featured Adam Savage using the Proto Pack prop used by Phoebe in the movie to build his own. 117 photos of the prop were posted to the Tested site.
On October 8, 2021, VFX producer Kerry Joseph commented on the creation of the Mini Pufts behind the scenes. He admits they were the hardest characters to nail down. Joseph and his team studied footage of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 film to make their CG versions match. They put a bit more emotion into the eyes of the Mini Pufts. The gag in which Mini Puft becomes the middle of a s'more was one of the very first ideas in preproduction that stayed all the way through to the final film.
On October 14, 2021, the fourth episode of Tested featured Adam Savage cosplaying with his Proton Pack build at New York Comic Con and showing if off to the Afterlife cast and crew.
On October 18, 2021, the fifth episode of Tested featured Adam Savage examining the equipment props.
On October 28, 2021, the sixth episode of Tested featured Adam Savage receiving a cyclotron gift from the Afterlife prop department. Ben Eadie mentioned Shannon Chapel was brought on to help during the middle of production because they needed an extra person. He also credits Peter White with making a rubber trap prop on the fly that he couldn't identify among the regular trap props. An interview with Jason Reitman was posted. In it, he revealed he and Kenan pitched Afterlife in 2016 and at the time only three Sony executives knew of its existence.
On October 29, 2021, an article with comments from Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, and Jason Reitman were posted. Some assorted triva also reveals that Cynthia Millar, who performed on the martenot for the original movie, also recorded the sound for the opening of Afterlife at Abbey Road Studios in London. Some exterior filming done at the Drumheller water tower and on highways 570 and 848 and some interiors were shot in and around Calgary, Alberta, including the Apple Pie Cafe in Beiseker and Fort Macleod's Java Shop. The Ghostbusters Twitter invited fans to tweet their Halloween costumes and teased five new gif animations of the Mini Pufts. The first gif depicted a Mini dressed as a Ghostbusters blasting a Mini dressed as a Pumpkin to steal its candy. Allie Weber teased work on an upcoming Tested episode.
On November 1, 2021, AMC Theatres announced AMC Stubs Members who buy tickets to see Afterlife on opening weekend, November 18th-21st, could enter for a chance to win a vintage Ghostbusters pinball machine.
On November 2, 2021, the seventh episode of Tested featured Adam Savage talking to VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro. Early screenings on November 17 were confirmed.
On November 3, 2021, Jason Reitman mentioned there are easter eggs the props department inserted that he's still finding out about.
On November 7, 2021, an interview with Paul Rudd was posted.
On November 10, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman and Eric Steelberg was posted.
On November 13, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman from October was posted. He reveals Ivan Reitman advised him to use more wind to show the presence of ghosts so they brought in trucks full of fans, leaf blowers, and ritters. He also revealed Muncher is voiced by Josh Gad. They ran into each other on the Sony lot and Reitman offered him a voice role. Gad accepted and literally walked into a room and started recording. At CinemaCon, halfway through the screening, Ivan Reitman leaned over to Jason and shared his opinion that a few frames needed to be trimmed. Jason Reitman went back and edited until some point in September.
On November 16, 2021, an interview with Carrie Coon was posted. During chemistry reads, Coon did an argument scene with Mckenna Grace. Photos from Coon's childhood and college years photos were used. She recalls on Bill Murray's first day on set, he was in his trailer trying to get the TV working so he could watch the Chicago Cubs game.
On November 17, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was posted. She admitted the hardest part of filming the movie was staying so stoic.
On November 18, 2021, articles with comments from Jason Reitman and the cast was posted. A Tested episode was posted with Adam Savage revealed he was behind the Aztec Death Whistle prop and showed its creation in his shop. An interview with Rob Simonsen was posted.
On November 19, 2021, an interview with Ernie Hudson was posted. Wayne Haag posted concept art. A round table with Jason Reitman, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Logan Kim, and Carrie Coon was posted. Kim mentioning eating ectoplasm and pudding but Reitman said that was cut out of the movie. Dan Aykroyd encouraged Finn Wolfhard to take Ecto-1 for a quick spin even though he didn't have a license and was prohibited by crew to do so. Reitman's daughter Josie and Mckenna Grace played around in the Deerfoot City Walmart while Paul Rudd filmed a scene in there. They rode on tricycles in unicorn onesies shooting each other with Nerf guns then made a toilet paper fort. An interview with Gil Kenan was posted. An interview with Mckenna Grace was posted.
On November 20, 2021, Wayne Haag posted more concept art. An interview with Dan Aykroyd was posted.
On November 21, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was released. In it he detailed more about his initial concept of the girl with the Proton Pack blasting corn in a field and turning it into popcorn, eating it, and smiling.
On November 22, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was released. She talked about going to a premiere with her family and friends and Bill Murray becoming fast friends with her great-grandfather. An article about the day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson filmed was released. Ben Eadie and Eric Reich spoke with Bill during Hasbro Pulse's Fan First Monday video about the Proton Pack props and fixing them during principal like the bumper falling off the gunner seat pack and someone kicking the Venkman pack after Bill Murray left it on the ground following a scene. An interview with Jason Reitman was posted.
On November 23, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was posted. She wrote her "Haunted House" single back in March and reached out to Jason Reitman to direct the music video. He then asked to include it in the end credits of Afterlife. Tested posted an interview between Adam Savage and Jason Reitman at Ghost Corps, where the movie's script was written. An interview with Will Files and Rob Simonsen was posted.
On November 24, 2021, an interview with re-recording mixer Will Files was posted. Files spoke about trying to use original files for the sound of the Proton Pack, sound of the fire pole when Ray first uses it in the 1984 movie, and the Terror Dogs. For the Proton Pack, he added new sounds to make it sound feel rusty and miscalibrated after all the decades. For the cyclotron start up, he recorded an old railroad welding turbine from the 1800s. The Terror Dogs file had low fidelity so they recorded themselves and pitched it down, used the original as a base, augmented the files, and for a scene took sounds from a file of a lion eating an animal. An interview with Jason Reitman was posted. An interview with Ernie Hudson was posted.
On November 25, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.
On November 27, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was posted.
On November 29, 2021, Jason Reitman posted photos of the temple miniature set. An interview with Arjen Tuiten was posted.
On December 1, 2021, an interview with Logan Kim was posted.
On December 3, 2021, an interview with Ben Eadie was posted.
On December 6, 2021, an interview with Francois Audouy was posted.
On December 9, 2021, a one hour interview with film and sound editing team: Dana E. Glauberman, ACE, Nate Orloff, Will Files, and Perry Robertson was posted.
On December 21, 2021, an interview with Bob Gunton was posted. He confirmed he filmed in Calgary for one week, when he signed on, the movie was called Rust City and his character was Old Dirt Farmer then Jason Reitman told him the truth, and he was under a non-disclosure agreement for a long time.
On December 23, 2021, an 8 minute video about practical effects was posted.
On December 30, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.
On January 6, 2022, a Tested episode was posted of Jason Reitman discussing Egon.
On January 11, 2022, an article about special makeup & live action creature effects was posted.
On January 12, 2022, a Tested episode featuring the Costume Department was posted.
On January 14, 2022, a VFX feature for several movies was posted with the MPC team commenting on the making of the Mini-Pufts.
On January 19, 2022, a Tested episode featured a Farmhouse set visit featuring Supervising Location Manager Bruce Brownstein.
On January 21, 2022, an interview with Arjen Tuiten was posted.
On January 24, 2022, a snippet of a feature on VFX with VFX supervisors Sheena Duggal and Alessandro Ongaro from the January 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter was posted.
On January 26, 2022, a Tested episode featured a look production design for the Farmhouse and Temple of Gozer sets with Production Designer François Audouy.
On July 1, 2020, it was revealed Ivan and Jason Reitman starred in a new recorded message to fans before national drive-in theater screenings of the first movie that week and weekend. New B-roll footage was included in the message. The first trailer was also played.
On June 1, 2021, Ghost Corps announced Ghostbusters Day 2021 will take place live on Twitter Space and hosted by IGN on June 8. The cast and filmmakers of Ghostbusters: Afterlife will appear.
On June 6, 2021, it was announced the Ghostbusters Day event starts at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (4:00 pm Central/5:00 pm Eastern/10:00 pm British Summer Time) and will feature Ivan and Jason Reitman, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim.
On June 8, 2021, to start Ghostbusters Day off, the Ghostbusters social media accounts released a 40 second pre-recorded introduction video with Ivan Reitman and Bill Murray video conferencing and poking fun at Ghostbusters Day. During the Twitter Space discussion, several stills and images were released on IGN's Twitter account: Celeste O'Connor's character Lucky talking to Trevor while she was working at Spinners Roller Hop, Ecto-1 on the road, an image of a Trap opening, an image of Egon's thrower firing, a gif of Logan Kim's character Podcast trying to pry open a Trap in class, and Ecto-1 parked outside the Farmhouse at night. During the discussion, it was revealed Logan Kim portrays Podcast and Celeste O'Connor portrays Lucky. Jason Reitman commented, "I saw a young girl in the middle of a field with a Proton Pack and I imagined a young man discovering the Ecto-1 and it not working, and then Tokyo drifting through that field." Ivan Reitman commented it was an honor and thrill for one his children to carry on a story he helped start. Finn Wolfhard talks about how he self-taped an audition in his room in Vancouver and put it together it was a Ghostbusters movie when he was asked to come to Jason Reitman's home in Los Angeles. McKenna Grace talked about working in Atlanta when she auditioned and in the scripts, their roles were just "Boy" and "Girl" but she found it in the chemistry reads and read with Logon Kim, and a Proton Pack was there. Jason Reitman clarified the movie is not set at all in New York and had to be about a family discovering who they were and them going to someplace that didn't look like the first movie. Like going into a parent or grandparent's attic or basement and finding something about them. Celeste O'Connor's character is named Lucky and she's always wanted to leave her home town then meets the new kid at the diner she works at, Trevor. She gets involved in his story and finds her courage and determination and adventure she's always been looking for. Ecto-1 certainly plays an important role in the movie. We discover the things that have changed about it in the course of the movie. Some green screen was done for the more dangerous parts of the Ecto-1 chase scene. The gunner seat came when they started thinking about what happens to the equipment. The gunner seat put ghostbusting in motion. McKenna Grace comments on getting to sit in the Ecto-1 and on the gunner seat and calls it "absolutely magical." Mr. Grooberson is a science teacher and Phoebe is a scientist herself who finds herself in small town in a summer school class filled with delinquents and Grooberson immediately takes a liking to her because he sees a like-minded person and becomes a mentor to her. McKenna Grace had her mind blown when she first saw the equipment props. Finn Wolfhard emphasizes the movie comes from a fan. There is CG but Jason Reitman was adamant about using a lot of practical effects like the props, make up, sets, and backgrounds. Lucky was skeptical at first but over the course of it, she gets pulled into the adventure. O'Connor never did a big studio film before and just did an indie movie before moving onto Afterlife so she was overwhelmed on the set. O'Connor's father was a film of the movies and showed them to the family when she was growing up. Carrie Coon plays a mom just trying to make ends meet and find resources to keep her family afloat and hasn't time for the other parts of her life. Callie shares a cynical sense of humor with Grooberson. Jason Reitman comments on watching people trying on the Proton Pack for the first time and the unique smile that happens. The Ecto Goggles can now take Polaroids. McKenna Grace remembers she cried when she tried on the Proton Pack for the first time. Finn Wolfhard remembered the camera test and she lost balance at first. Grace got strap burns because of the weight. The Proton Pack mold used was built off one of the original 1984 Proton Pack props. They tried to visualize what welds, wire changes, slips, breaks, and cracks to show the age and use of the pack over three decades. The creatures were puppeteered on the set. The cast and crew is asked if they believe in the paranormal and had their experiences. Logan Kim's character Podcast is considered the absolute believer in the movie and the heart of the movie. They talk about how Kim took one acting class, did a Fed Ex commercial, and auditioned for Afterlife with a self-tape. Kim was the most confident actor on the set. Carrie talks about hearing footsteps and doors opening at the farmhouse she grew up on. Logan Kim could barely see with the Ecto Goggles on and hit McKenna Grace's face once. He also slipped and fell on set. It was hard to position the Ecto Goggles on heads like how Dan Aykroyd could. Jason Reitman gave Kim notes on where to look in a shot but Kim paused and told him he couldn't see. Jason Reitman clarifies the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will not return. The Mini Pufts want to watch the world burn and they enjoy it.
On June 24, 2021, the audio recording of the Ghostbusters Day discussion with the Afterlife cast and crew was officially posted.
On August 25, 2021, it was announced editors Dana Glauberman and Nate Orloff will have a CCE Masterlass on September 26 as part of the Calgary International Film Festival Industry Week.
On September 8, 2021, it was announced there will be a panel at New York Comic Con on October 8 at 6:30 pm on the Empire Stage at Javits Center. Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, and some of the cast will be present for a Q&A and new clips will be shown.
On October 6, 2021, it was announced Gil Kenan, Carrie Coon, Finn Wlfhard, Mckenna Frace, Logan Kim and Celeste O'Connor will also be on the panel at New York Comic Con.
On October 8, 2021, summaries of the New York Comic Con panel were posted.
On October 9, 2021, a virtual interview with some of the new cast was posted. A virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Celeste O'Connor was posted.
On October 10, 2021, a virtual interview with Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon was posted. A virtual interview with some of the new cast was posted.
On October 11, 2021, the 28 minute New York Comic Con panel was posted officially.
On October 14, 2021, a virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace was posted. A virtual interview with Gil Kenan was posted.
On October 15, 2021, a virtual interview with Ernie Hudson was posted.
On October 31, 2021, outdoor advertising campaign with Firefly for Afterlife began with Ecto-1 from Afterlife being spotted at Radio City Music Hall and a fan franchise in Times Square. The original Ecto-1 was also seen in Los Angeles at the Irvine Spectrum Center.
On November 1, 2021, Sony Pictures Taiwan posted a recap of the Tianmu Halloween Event that spotlighted Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Fans and Mayor Ke Wenzhe suited up as Ghostbusters. Summaries of Jason Reitman's appearance at the Morelia Film Festival was posted.
On November 2, 2021, more photos of Jason Reitman at the Morelia Film Fest were posted.
On November 9, 2021, a virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace from New York Comic Con was posted.
On November 10, 2021, a virtual interview with Paul Rudd and Callie Coon from New York Comic Con was posted. An Ecto-1 replica used in Italy for promotional events was stolen.
On November 11, 2021, the Ecto-1 theft in Italy was revealed to be part of a viral promotion. It was "stolen" by platinum-selling artist and entertainer, Fabio Rovazzi. It will be kept unless they are satisfied by the movie.
On November 15, 2021, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 28 Liberty was renamed the Ivan Reitman Cinema ahead of Afterlife's New York premiere at Liberty Square.
On November 19, 2021, an interview with Jason and Ivan Reitman was posted.Sony Mexico held a drone light show.
On November 23, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted. In an interview, Logan Kim revealed Podcast's real name is in the script but it was decided to not be revealed.
On December 5, 2021, in celebration of Afterlife opening in theaters in Malaysia, Sony Pictures Malaysia took over Kuala Lumpur's Saloma Link Bridge and decked out with a Ghostbusters theme.
On December 6, 2021, in celebration of Afterlife's run in Malaysia, a rendition of the seen Ecto-1 hitting the streets appeared at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping center.
On December 19, 2021, an Ecto-1 drove around Sydney to promote Afterlife in Australia.
On January 27, 2022, an event was held in Japan to promote the theatrical opening in February. Actors Moka Kamishiraishi and Yuki Kaji and Naomi Watanabe attended along with a giant Mini-Puft.
On September 2, 2020, in the new episode of "Growing Belushi" titled "The Weed Brothers," on the day of the Harvest Festival on September 28, 2019 in south Oregon, Dan Aykroyd called up Jim Belushi to tell him he was missing the festival because he was in Calgary filming Afterlife and they were 2 days behind, supposedly because of him and he had to finish his scenes. But Aykroyd was punking him and surprised Jim by arriving in a decommissioned Fairview Police car in Blues Brother regalia.
On January 13, 2021, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Carrie Coon mentioned Bill Murray brought a bagpipe player to the set on his birthday to play a funeral dirge, Calgary cheerleaders came to the set on his birthday as well, and he hired Thai masseuses for two days.
On January 19, 2021, a clip from an episode of MasterChef Junior 8 (Spain) was posted. It was a challenge for the top four contestants in which they had to dive into a shallow pond of blue ectoplasm to retrieve their ingredients. The set also featured an aged Ecto-1 replica, the farmhouse setting, and a prop doll of Muncher.
On October 11, 2021, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace appeared on the Today Show and a new clip was shown. Wolfhard also appeared on the Tonight Show and commented briefly on Trevor and watching the original cast take charge on the set then another clip was shown.
On October 21, 2021, it was revealed Paul Rudd will promote Afterlife on The Graham Norton Show on November 5.
On October 25, 2021, it was revealed Ernie Hudson and Mckenna Grace will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday, October 29.
On October 28, 2021, a preview of the October 29 Kelly Clarkson Show episode was posted.
On October 29, 2021, segements on The Kelly Clarkson Show with Ernie Hudson and Mckenna Grace were posted.
On November 4, 2021, Jason and Ivan Reitman appeared on This Morning.
On November 13, 2021, Ernie Hudson appeared on Entertainment Tonight and reminisced about Ecto-1 dying during filming of the original movie, feeling a spiritual moment filming a scene in Afterlife with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, and revealing he told Hasbro the prototype of his Hasbro Plasma Series figure looked too much like Eddie Murphy.
On November 14, 2021, it was reported Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers on November 15's episode.
On November 15, 2021, it was reported Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson were added to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for the Monday episode. The November 15 episode of Entertainment Tonight featured truncated versions of ET's New York Comic Con virtual round tables with Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon, Ivan and Jason Reitman, and Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace with footage from previously released trailers, clips, and TV spots. A clip and quotes from the November 16 segment with Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson was posted. A 8:03 and 3:42 clip from the Tonight Show segment with Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson was posted. A 3:31 clip of Paul Rudd's segment on The Late Show talking about Ghostbusters and Harold Ramis was posted.
On November 16, 2021, 7:53 and 7:44 clips of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson's appearance on Late Night was posted. A 3:15, 2:04, and 2:28 clip of Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, and Paul Rudd at the New York red carpet premiere with Extra was posted. Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Rudd, and Mckenna Grace will appear on CBS Mornings's November 17 episode.
On November 17, 2021, the 8 minute interview on CBS Mornings was posted.
On November 19, 2021, a 5:30 clip from Paul Rudd's appearance on the Late Night with Seth Meyers was posted. A 7:11 clip from Mckenna Grace's appearance on The View was posted.
On the week of July 26, 2021, a mobile game called Ecto-1 Speed Trap was released. A website for the game also went live.
On October 11, 2021, Little Caesar's Mexico demonstrated an AR experience with their Ghost Trap app.
On October 19, 2021, a new two week event inspired by Afterlife went live on Fortnite and includes planting seismographs and an appearance by the Mini-Pufts.
On November 6, 2021, Imprezario Entertainment announced the November 19 release of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe app in collaboration with Sony and Ghost Corps. A 30 second trailer was included.
On November 11, 2021, it was announced the Ecto-1 Bundle and Stay Puft Goal Explosion returned to Rocket League. The bundle costs 110 credits. Pieces in the bundle can be bought separately. It will available until November 22.
On Septemebr 30, 2021, Dunkin' Donuts South Korea uploaded a promo for its Afterlife tie-in starting October 21.
On October 6, 2021, Dunkin' Donuts South Korea updated its Afterlife tie-in offerings: Ghost Bustin' Marshmallow Donut featuring tons of mini marshmallows and red and blue icing drizzle, Mini Puft Donut with strawberry filling, and a seasonal beverage called the Halloween Vanilla Strawberry.
On October 16, 2021, three limited edition Afterlife donuts at Krispy Kreme in South Africa were announced: Choc'Buster with sprinkles, No Ghost with fizzy red kreme, and Mini-Pifts with marshmallow iced and choc kreme.
On October 19, 2021, it was reported Zaxby's is offering an Afterlife tie-in called the Cherry-Grape Blaster and signage features the Mini Pufts.
On October 29, 2021, Zaxby's posted 30 and 15 second versions of the three permutations of their Afterlife-tie in commercial featuring the Mini Pufts sneaking into a Zaxby's in a trenchcoat costume to make an order.
On November 12, 2021, Randy's Donuts delivered orders in an Ecto-1. They will give away free donuts at their Inglewood location on November 19.
On November 23, 2021, it was stated Zaxby's promotion would end on December 26 and confirmed there is a lite version of their drink.
On December 31, 2021, Baskin-Robbins announced a promotion in Australia with the Toasted Marshmallow Ghost Cup.
On January 1, 2022, Baskin-Robbins Australia revealed a Mini-Puft Mayhem mobile game that allows customers to hunt ghosts for discounts near stores.
Dates of release are sourced on the talk page for this article, due to congestion issues. Some markets are more straight forward than others, and with the pandemic going on, every date subject to possible changes. Countries in Central America previously had separated releases planned by Fandango Latam; however, due to the pandemic the company closure of its operations, leaving Sony to pick promotions via Sony Pictures Central America. The following countries shifted to the Sony collective for Central America: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador. All dates are current as of November 1st through 4th.
The Trailers section covers teasers, trailers, clips, and vignettes. When applicable it will have a (Sub) meaning subtitled or a (Dub) meaning dubbed.
The Trailers field key:
Ts1 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife Teaser
T1 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer #1
IT1 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife International Trailer #1
T2 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer #2
IT2 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife International Trailer #2
IT3 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife International Trailer #3
IT3s60 = Ghostbusters: Afterlife International Trailer #3 -Short- 60 seconds
Ghostbusters: From Beyond / " غوستبسترز : من الخارج "
On May 17, 2019, Dan Aykroyd hinted the budget would be way under $100 million and hinted it would be between $30 and 50 million.
On August 7, 2019, the chief administrative officer of Fort Macleod, Sue Keenan, referred to Afterlife as a "$170 million dollar-plus production." The figure was later stated to be incorrect.[Note 4]
On November 17, 2021, it was reported the budget before print and advertising costs was $75 million.
On November 17, 2021, it was predicted Ghostbusters: Afterlife would earn between $28 to $30 million at the domestic box office.
No November 19, 2021, it was reported Thursday previews garnered $4.5 million at the box office.
On November 21, 2021, it was reported Ghosbtusters: Afterlife earned a total of $60 million at the box office, $44 million domestic and $16 million overseas.
On November 27, 2021, it was reported Ghostbusters: Afterlife was on track to earn a total of $88.5 million at the box office.
On November 28, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 2 was $115.8 million.
On December 5, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 3 was $145.1 million, $102.2 million domestic and $42.9 million overseas.
On December 12, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 4 was $169.7 million, $112 million domestic and $57.7 million overseas.
On December 20, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 5 was $173.6 million.
On January 2, 2022, it was reported the box office total after week 7 was $184.693 million, $123.393 million domestic and $61.3 million overseas.
On January 10, 2022, it was reported the domestic box office total after week 8 was $125,064,125.
On January 24, 2022, it was reported the domestic box office total after week 10 was just above $127 million and the total box office was $195 million.
On October 27, 2019, it was reported the LEGO Group may be releasing a Ghostbusters theme to tie in with the movie and might be inspired by several location sets.
On January 2, 2020, a list of upcoming merchandise was posted, some with fake names, and a tentative April 2020 release window.
On January 15, 2020, an invitation to a Hasbro preview event for the Toy Fair in February included the No Ghost logo for Afterlife.
On January 29, 2020, it was reported there was a Sony license preview at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. There was production artwork that had spoilers, toys, a whole scene was featured, and more.
On February 21, 2020, initial info and photos of the Hasbro toy line was released.
On February 22, 2020, more photos of the Hasbro toy line on display at Toy Fair were posted.
On February 26, 2020, it was reported a representative named "Lee" at the Weta Workshop booth at Toy Fair met Jason Reitman. Reitman revealed he wanted to do a big sculpt of a big Proton Pack, with all "the little Stay Pufts" running around on it, trying to destroy it.
On March 24, 2020, it was reported the PCO Group will sell theater drink toppers and plushies. There are four plushies but only two were revealed: the riveted No Ghost logo and Slimer. There are four toppers but only three were revealed: the riveted No Ghost logo, Slimer, and Proton Pack with shotgun grip. There are also listings for plush bags, popcorn bags, drink cups, menu-trays, straws, tin buckets, and a blowmold bucket.
On April 2, 2020, initial information about the Funko line was posted. 11 figures are slated to release between June 17 and June 24, 2020 for $10.99 and a Pop! Ride for $29.99.
On April 3, 2020, a photo of a Halmark ornament of Ecto-1 and a mobile Trap was posted.
On June 10, 2020, a San Diego Comic Con/Funko listing included a "Mini Puft with weight" under Pop! Movies.
On September 18, 2020, Hasbro announced their 2 day slate for Hasbro Pulse Con 2020. On September 26, 2020, there will be a 3 part Ghostbusters panel. Part 3 focuses on Afterlife with an appearance by Jason Reitman who will tour the Ecto-1 used in the movie ending with an "exciting reveal" then Hasbro will reveal the next toy inspired by the movie.
On October 31, 2020, leaked images for a LEGO Ecto-1 based on the Afterlife version were posted.
On November 5, 2020, LEGO issued a press release for the Afterlife: Ecto-1 Playset.
On June 8, 2021, in celebration of Ghostbusters Day, four exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirts went on sale on the Ghostbusters official online store in unisex and youth sizes for $24.95 and $19.95 respectively. They will only be available in the month of June 2021. Hasbro went live with Plasma Series Mini Pufts pre-orders on Hasbro Pulse. Hallmark revealed its Mini Pufts Keepsake Ornament.
On June 11, 2021, a 59 second time lapse video of John Yurcaba working on the design for his exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirt was posted.
On June 25, 2021, a 15 second time lapse video of Vochelle Yum's design for her exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirt was posted.
On June 26, 2021, behind the scenes photos of Stuart Reeves working on the design for his exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirt was posted.
On June 27, 2021, it was reported Kroger has started offering four Afterlife designs for cakes, including Mini Pufts and Muncher.
On June 29, 2021, it was revealed the Hallmark Ecto-1 and R.T.V. Keepsake ornament would release on July 23, 2021 as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive.
On October 7, 2021, Jason Reitman announced a "12 Days of Afterlife" NFT event.
On November 5, 2021, AMC Theatres revealed the full line of exclusive Afterlife merchandise it will be offering for sale.
On November 11, 2021, official accounts on both Twitter and Instagram under the handle of @DrinkHiC were created. The banner image promotes Afterlife.
On November 14, 2021, Hi-C's social media asked fans to share their love and posted an old 1989 clip ending with a new promo of Mini-Pufts with a 12 oz bottle but clarified it won't be for sale.
Soundtrack and Score
On November 11, 2021, it was announced the score will release digitally on November 19, 2 tracks will be posted on November 12 for listening, and the 25 track list was also revealed. "Lab Partners" and "Mini-Pufts" were the two songs posted.
On November 17, 2021, it was revealed Mckenna Grace's first single "Haunted House" plays during the end credits.
The first people whom Jason Reitman showed the Afterlife script to were the surviving members of Harold Ramis's family.
During auditions, Mckenna Grace initially played Phoebe more robotic and flat, going off the character side notes, but Jason Reitman asked her to put "more Mckenna in Phoebe" so she would be more expressive and have more emotions. They went from there and ended up somewhere along that line in the middle.
In preparation for her role, Mckenna Grace watched the first two movies and read Violet Stiel's book "Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis".
A skeletal animal ghost seen at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Orlando was loosely based on some ghost concept art that was not going to be used in the movie.[Note 5]
The assembly cut of the movie had a run time of three hours.
For the opening of the movie, Cynthia Millar performed and recorded with the ondes Martenot from Abbey Road Studios in London. She previously performed with the martenot for the first movie.
Jason Reitman asked Cynthia Miller what she could do with the ondes Martenot that was never done in the first movie. She went one full octave lower.
Even noise was sampled from the original score's multi-track recording. At a loud enough volume, viewers can hear a noise floor shift.
Bob Gunton was the primary actor who portrayed Egon in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Greg Schlosser, a stunt driver, portrayed Egon in the opening scene when he drove the truck from the mine to the farm. He wore a sculpt done by Mitch Devane based on approved art done by Arjen Tuiten after Violet Ramis-Stiel visited the shop to look at his concepts.
The entrance to the Shandor Mining Company was the Dorothy Ferry Bridge on Highway 848 that crosses Red Deer River in Drumheller.
The back of the Shandor Mining Truck indicates the brand is a GMC Ivanbuilt.
Ivanbuilt is a stand-in for Peterbilt.
Ivanbuilt refers to Ivan Reitman and "Built in 1946" references his birth year.
The diner that the truck turns at, Spinners Roller Hop, was a set built in Beiseker, Alberta at the Apple Pie Diner and Gas Station.
The Farmhouse was built south of Calgary at Range Road 21A & 242 Avenue West, Foothills County, AB T0L 1W0, Canada.
Production designer Francois Audouy studied homes from "Psycho" to "Days of Heaven" for research in the making of the Farmhouse.
The antennas on top of the Farmhouse is a nod to the equipment on Ecto-1's roof rack.
The Farmhouse was built from scratch twice, once in location in Calgary, Canada and on a soundstage.
The production crew scouted dozens of farmhouses and barns in Alberta but they had either one great landscape, barn, or farmhouse and not all three. Eventually, they found a property with a beautiful knoll and great view up onto a ridge.
The barn was found as is with a collapsed roof. The crew took it apart plank by plank. There was old lead paint peeling off so the team had to add a transparent paint to seal it up. A construction team in hazmat suits logged all the pieces of the barn and rebuilt it on the site chosen for the farmhouse which was a couple hours away. The team also had to add hidden structures to keep the barn struturally sound but still look decrepit.
The glass used for the house was antique glass they bought, cut down to size, and laminated for safety.
The wood used to build the house was brand new but it was theatrically painted to look old. Prefab took place months prior to the first day of filming at the Farmhouse set on location. Treatments were used to make it peel naturally.
The lever for the Trap Field was moved at the last minute. A post was switched out to make it 4x4.
The billowing smoke was a practical effect using dry ice.
The original P.K.E. Meter props from the 1984 movie were 3-D scanned and the props used in Afterlife were made from those scans.
Buttons on the P.K.E. Meter props in Afterlife can control the brightness and dimness of the lights and the animation on the screen.
The arms on the P.K.E. Meter prop with the taser function swing up when the red button on the back is engaged.
Zuul attacks Egon in a similar way she attacked Dana Barrett in the first movie with multiple arms popping out of the chair.
Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer, puppeteered one of the Zuul arms. Tuiten's shop built the arms. There is more footage filmed of Zuul attacking Egon in the chair and is "quite violent."
They drive from the south to Drumheller from Highway Number 9 in the Bleriot Ferry area.
The Summerville Water Tower is the Drumheller Water Tower at 2 St. 2, Drumheller, AB T0J0Y4, Canada.
The words "Summerville" only appears on the water tower starting in Trailer #2. In the same trailer, the nearby Village Plaza signage has been digitally erased.
They drive through Drumheller, down Third Avenue East between First and Center Street
In background behind Trevor is the Summerville American Legion Post No 426 building.
The interior of Spinners Roller Hop is from the set at First Avenue and Sixth Street in Beisker, Alberta.
There is a plate of Timbits in the sheriff's office. Timbits are native to Canada, bite-sized doughnut holes made from leftover doughnut dough.
The quote of Revelation 6:12 is from the King James Version of The Bible, "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
Janine's hesitance alludes to the romantic sub-plot between her and Egon in the first movie.
"Baby It's You" plays in the scene where the family goes to the Spinners and Trevor sees Lucky Domingo for the first time.
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" plays when Trevor is filling out the job application.
Lucky's name was first revealed on Amazon U.K. for the Plasma Series figure pre-order that was accidentally posted around March 28, 2021. It read, "LUCKY: Lucky works at the local drive-in diner and isn't afraid to stir up a little trouble."
Near Lucky is standing near a soda fountain advertising Coca-Cola, a product also in the first movie.
The Ecto-1a that Sony had in a storage container was one of the cars used to build Ecto-1 in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
During the testing phase, one of the Ecto-1 cars was driven by the stunt driver in a parking lot. He tried to take it into a sideways skid and the wheels fell off. It was sent back to Los Angeles for an upgraded suspension and Ford Mustang axles.
The Summerville Middle School was filmed at the W.G. Murdoch School at 1020 Mountain Avenue, Crossfield, Alberta T0M0S0, Canada.
Phoebe states she loves learning.
Colin is wearing a New Era Oklahoma City Thunder NBA New Era Casual Classic Primary Cap and a Shepard Fairey T-shirt
"Cujo" was chosen so the script could dovetail into a joke about "Beethoven," a nod to Ivan Reitman. Reitman was a producer on "Beethoven."
"Rabbit Chase I" from the movie's soundtrack can be heard.
Podcast's real name was originally in script but it was later removed. Logan Kim does know what it is.
Grooberson's seismic map of Oklahoma places Summerville as a stand-in for Woodward, Oklahoma.
Wertheimer's Hardware was named after Jason Reitman's lawyer Alan Wertheimer.[Note 6]
The hardware store interiors were filmed at Howe's Brothers Lumber and Building store at 818 Railway Street in Crossfield.
Callie picks Behr Premium Plus Interior Eggshell Enamel.
Tracy Letts portrayed the hardware store owner in an uncredited role. The original actor had a conflict and had to be replaced. Letts, Carrie Coon's husband, was in Canada with her along with their son Haskell and got the job.
"Cujo Attacks Car" from the Cujo movie's soundtrack can be heard.
A Zaxby's cup is in Gary Grooberson's research room. Zaxby's was one of the restaurant chains participating in promotional tie-ins for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Phoebe's line stating she figured Grooberson for a football coach is a callback to the first movie, Chapter 10: Checking Out Dana, when Dana told Peter he seemed more like a game show host than scientist.
On Grooberson's white board are some seismology terms like Trace Equalization, "adjusting a seismic channel so that the amplitudes of adjacent traces are comparable in the sense of having the same rms value over some specified interval, or some other criterion."
"Wait a Minute Girl" plays when the camera zooms in on the Spinners sign and before we see Trevor in the freezer.
Lucky gives Trevor a hoodie with a wolf on the back. Trevor is played by Finn Wolfhard.
During Podcast's tour of Summerville, he and Phoebe walk past the Canadian Blood Services building in Beiseker.
Podcast and Phoebe's tour was filmed in Fort MacLeod, as they walk past the Empress Threatre at 235 24th Street, Fort MacLeod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada.
Podcast points out Wertheimer's Hardware, where Callie presumably just shopped at.
Podcast references the secret society known as the Illuminati and the notion that government is run by Lizard people. He implies he thinks Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, and Beyonce are Lizard people and are responsible for the Egyptian pyramids.
The theatre advertises a screening of Cannibal Girls, a movie directed by Ivan Reitman and also referenced in Ghostbusters II, Chapter 21: Tenth Level of Hell, and Bingo.
When Podcast and Phoebe walk to the Shandor Mining Company, the Dorothy Ferry Bridge was augmented with CGI to make the area look bigger.
Between trailers and the final version of the movie, the background behind Phoebe and Podcast as they walk to the bridge to the Shandor Mining Company was digitally modified.
It is revealed the Shandor Mining Company extracted selenium from the mines, a callback to the first movie, Chapter 20: Keymaster, when Ray noted 550 Central Park West was built with selenium girders.
The hieroglyphs on the side of the mountain match the ones on the Temple of Gozer in the first movie.
The drive Podcast hands Phoebe is a My Little Pony "Rainbow Dash" flash drive, a property of Hasbro, who took over the toy line during production of Afterlife.
The second floor of the Farmhouse was only at the house on the stage set in the Calgary studio.
The armchair swiveling with Phoebe on it was a nod to the scene in the first movie when Dana is ambushed by Zuul.
The P.K.E. Meter in the shot when Phoebe finds the Trap in the floor was digitally erased in Trailer #1.
Music from the MGM film "Child's Play" can be heard as the 1988 movie plays in class.
"Child's Play" was a childhood favorite of Jason Reitman.
The comic book Grooberson was reading at around the 31:34 mark was Marvel Comics's Ultimate Avengers #4 (November 25, 2009).
Grooberson references "The Walking Dead" franchise.
In Trailer #1, when Grooberson picks up the Trap, mist is green. In the movie, it is regular smoke.
Grooberson refers to when the Ghostbusters blew up the roof of 550 Central Park West in the 1984 movie.
The clips Grooberson shows Podcast and Phoebe are original dailies from the 1984 movie when they arrived at 550 Central Park West for the battle with Gozer.
A deleted take of Mrs. Reitman, Catherine Reitman, and Jason Reitman's cameo as background extras fleeing from 550 Central Park West from the first Ghostbusters movie.
These were stored in salt mines in Kansas by the movie studio.
Grooberson admits "I always wanted to do this," in reference to using a Ghost Trap. In the first movie, Peter had a similar line when he performed the 'the flowers are still standing' trick in Chapter 13: "Nice Shootin', Tex."
Early into writing the script, Jason Reitman reached out to Adam Savage, whom he is friends with, and asked for help in making one of the props for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Savage suggested the Aztec Death Whistle and it was approved. François Audouy sent Savage a design for the Death Whistle then he sculpted it in Sculpey polymer clay. Production called for the Death Whistle props to look like "rotted stone." In 2019, over a couple of days, Adam Savage worked on seven Death Whistle props with Mythbusters Junior co-host Allie Weber. Three props are the hero version, two are for background shots, and two are for stunts. He secretly signed them "A A" for "Adam and Allie." The poured urethane plastic into the mold and used a type of resin called instacast. Savage used Forstner bits to drill out two holes in the whistle end, one in each eye, and one under the jaw of each prop. They used a Dremel tool to round out the rough edges. They used a simple spray nozzle and blow drier as they lightly dusted coats on the base tan color and applying washes. For the look of rotted stone, they created they weathered look from using brown shoe polish, a black and burnt umber wash for browns, and a little bit of oil paint then some acrylic washes. A pounce bag consisting of jersey t-shirt material filled with Fuller's earth was used to dirty up the props. Savage used a special orange case made for the props and hand delivered them to Jason Reitman at the exterior Farmhouse set in Canada during principal photography.
Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon improvised their characters' flirtation after Gary and Callie meet in the Farmhouse.
The design of the Tobin's Spirit Guide prop was inspired by old first edition leather bound books in rare book collections.
In addition to the Gozer pages, there were pages about ghost classifications.
Marie Massolin hand drew the Tobin's Spirit Guide cover art.
Creature designer Brynn Mettheney hand drew the Sentinel and Terror Dog engravings in Tobin's Spirit Guide.
A traditional book binder was engaged to manufacture the Tobin's Spirit Guide prop, complete with a stamped leather and gold-leafed cover.
Podcast and Phoebe look through a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide, referenced in the first movie. There are illustrations of Terror Dogs, and Podcast reads a passage that mentions the Sumerians, Gozer, the Gatekeeper, and the Keymaster.
The first entry Podcast opens the book on is about water spirits.
The text is taken from "Encyclopædia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World Volume II", Chapter XVII, The Sea, pages 1073 to 1074.
The passage Podcast reads from has a reference to the "Trick of Mecone" from Greek mythology when Prometheus tricked Zeus for the benefit of mankind.
The passage Podcast reads refers to the Sumerians believing in a land of the dead. In Sumerian mythology, this realm was named Kur. It was said to be a dark and dreary cavern located deep underground where "a shadowy version of life on earth" existed. Some interpretations also refer to it as a desert. The dead did not have to undergo final judgment, nor were they punished nor rewarded for their deeds in life. They all ended up in the same place. The dead's quality of existence in Kur was determined by their conditions of burial. The ruler of Kur was the goddess Ereshkigal, who lived in the palace Ganzir.
"Can You Get To That" plays starting when Trevor examines the dirty mat to when Lucky and friends take Trevor to the mountain, enters the mining property in trucks, and ascends the hill to the mine elevator.
The scene of Trevor joining Lucky and her friends after work was longer and was akin to a "Boogie Nights" one take shot.
The drive to the Shandor mine was filmed at Horsethief Canyon in Drumheller. It is about 17 minutes north of Drumheller. A false ramp was placed on the road when they drive up.
In the Trailer #1, the P.K.E. stream that shoots up the mine elevator was green. By Trailer #2, it was changed to orange.
The mine shaft entrance and elevator was added to the set location. It has since been removed and the hole filled back in.
Lucky reveals her family has lived in Summerville for four generations.
The teenagers looking down the shaft and seeing a figure say "Gozer" mirrors the first movie, Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul, when Dana Barrett looked in her refrigerator and sees a Terror Dog say "Zuul".
The ancient map that Grooberson notices while inside the Farmhouse first appeared off-screen as supplemental material with a tie-in merchandise release of Reebok shoes in November 2020.
Gary notes Summerville isn't even a hundred years old, implying it was founded after 1921.
The pattern on Phoebe's maroon shirt are all the shapes on the Zener cards, the same used by Peter for his research at the start of the first movie, Chapter 2: Shock the Nerd.
When Phoebe slides down the fire pole to the underground laboratory, re-recording mixer Will Files reused the sound of when Ray Stantz slides down the fire pole in the original movie, Chapter 5: Fixer-Upper.
Janine's whale paperweight from the first movie is on top of the old computer.
The brain graphics are a nod to the first movie, Chapter 3: "Get Her!". when Peter recalled Egon tried to drill a hole in his head once.
There is a box of Cheez-Its on the desk. Egon ate some after Dana's interview in the first movie, Chapter 9: The 1st Customer.
The Medrad Mark IV Angiographic Injector Injection System is near the table. It was rolled out by a mover in the first movie when Peter, Ray, and Egon are fired from Columbia University in Chapter 4: Terminated.
The original Proton Pack used by Harold Ramis in the first movie was Lidar-scanned then rebuilt down to the millimeter and aged. Ramis's daughter Violet Ramis-Stiel accompanied Jason Reitman and the crew when they went to Sony's archives to scan the prop. She tried on the prop and started to well up.
For budgetary and logistical reasons, the A.L.I.C.E. frames used for the Proton Pack props were knock-off versions bought from the same manufacturing stock run.
Seven Proton Pack props were made for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Some Proton Pack props were made on fly on set during filming of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Ivan Reitman read a draft and commented Egon wasn't funny enough in the underground lab scene with Phoebe. Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan came up with the joke of Egon pointing the lamp at his framed diplomas.
Initially, a puppeteer was manipulating the lamp with rods but needing better comedic pacing, Jason Reitman told him to just grab it with his hand and move it and they would digitally paint him out.
Jason Reitman's original idea for Phoebe entailed a girl was in a corn field. She fired her Particle Thrower into the corn and it popped into popcorn. She ate the popcorn and smiled. The popcorn flies up in the air, the girl catches it and eats it. The scene was filmed but it couldn't be quite pulled off so it was cut out of the movie. There was an attempt to adapt the idea into a scene but it couldn't be pulled off and the scene was deleted.
Phoebe watches "Old Ghostbusters Ad (1984)" on a laptop in her bedroom. It is the commercial from the first movie, Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
However, based on text overlay, the version used was not the one in the first movie. It is a fan-edit of the commercial uploaded by "Core" on June 9, 2017. It was assembled using the text-free commercial outtakes from the PlayStation 3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
There are several videos on the side bar:
The Pink P.K.E. Streams flying through the New York City skyline after Walter Peck had the containment grid shut down in Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
The Ghostbusters ad.
The video titled "10 signs the government is run by Shandorians" by sutrab has a thumbnail that is actually a pullback of a shot from the first movie. There is an arrow pointing to effects crew in the lower right of the Shandor Building matte painting shot.
The video titled "The Ghostbusters: Where Are They Now?" by ParanormalWatch has a thumbnail taken from a candid on-set photo of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray from the first movie.
Phoebe testing the Proton Pack outside the Summerville Foundry was shot on day two of principal photography.
It was the first time Mckenna Grace and Logan Kim met.
Jason Reitman concluded, that based on the elevator scene in the first movie, there was a switch under the ion arm of the Proton Pack to turn it on. That was incorporated into the Proton Pack props on Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
When the Proton Packs arrived on the set, the on switch was discovered to be placed on the wrong spot. Holes were cut under the ion arms and the switches were put in their proper place. Peter White is credited with installing the switches at the last moment. A tiny light switch was used and cut it down so the actual toggle looked like the switch breaker.
Re-recording mixer Will Files took the digitized work tapes from the original movie and added new notes to make the Proton Pack Phoebe uses sound rusty and miscalibrated. In the cyclotron start up sequence, Files recorded an old railroad welding turbine from the 1800s while the Particle thrower and Proton Stream sound was processed and made to sound like it was spinning around.
Eric Reich helped secure the right wiring harness for the Proton Pack prop in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Ben Eadie added a remote control module in the Proton Pack prop to control the speed of the motor in the cyclotron. It was utilized for close up shots of the cyclotron starting up for the first time in the movie.
Mckenna Grace couldn't hit the trigger on the thrower so an ad hoc trigger was built near the wood grip.
The sound that the motor makes inside the Proton Pack prop's cyclotron was used in the movie.
The Proton Pack being turned on was the first sound design made for the movie.
Richard Begg's original sounds that were and weren't used were used for the Proton Pack start up sequence. The sound team carefully manipulated and stitched the unused sounds together. Then for the sound of the cyclotron spinning around, they created a doppler effect using software called Sound Particles. They fed a sound into it and the software created thousands of little sound particles.
It is revealed a photographing function was added to the Ecto Goggles.
In the interior Foundry scene, Logan Kim slipped and fell. While everyone was alarmed, Mckenna Grace was the only person on set who started laughing. Kim started laughing soon after.
Arjen Tuiten did some concept art but the final Muncher design chosen was much different. Tuiten did later make foam latex skins of Muncher for the visual effects team to have reference for.
Josh Gad voices Muncher. Gad bumped into Jason Reitman on the Sony lot and was asked if he wanted to come and voice a ghost. They went into the studio and recorded right away.
Muncher is the same free floating class as Slimer.
Muncher was also an attempt to get back to how the original Slimer was scary and angry in the first movie.
Incidentally, on the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Back in the Saddle, Part 1" which featured the new team teaming up with the original team, entailed ghosts that ate metal but had an ability to self-replicate when shot with proton streams.
The bit when Phoebe looks back at Podcast, and he gives the head shake was scripted.
Armorer Ben Eadie suggested "Incoming!" be shouted when Muncher fires projectiles in the Foundry. Ivan Reitman liked the suggestion, they filmed it, but it wasn't used.
The thrower for the Ecto-1's gunner seat pack was lost at the Turner Valley Gas Plant so Ben Eadie had to scramble. He removed a Particle Thrower from a Phoebe Proton Pack prop and taped it to the gunner seat prop. They then added the tape to every thrower hose for continuity.
"Boredom" plays during the scene when Trevor first gets Ecto-1 started and drives through the barley fields.
One of the first ideas that came to Jason Reitman for Ecto-1 was wheat drifting.
The cast and crew spent a whole afternoon doing doughnuts with Ecto-1 in the barley field. The Ecto-1 used had the smell of toasted barley on it afterwards.
Phoebe reveals Trevor failed his driver's test three times. In real life, Finn Wolfhard has failed twice and didn't have a license during filming.
The scene where Callie and Grooberson eat dinner was filmed in the Enjoy Garden on Railway Street in Crossfield.
"Foolish Try" plays during Callie and Mr. Grooberson’s date.
On Callie and Grooberson's table are a pair of orange Neko Lucky Cat Ceramic Tiki Mugs.
Gary mentions the Arbuckle Formation, it is the deepest layer of rock underlying much of oil-ruch Kansas.
The restaurant has a Coca-Cola refrigerator.
Gary mentions allergy medication Benadryl.
Callie reveals Phoebe's father couldn't connect to her. It's the only mention of her and Trevor's biological father in the movie.
The grain elevator Ecto-1 passes by was filmed in Dorothy. There is an old grain elevator at Highway 570 near 1st Street.
Trevor and Phoebe allude to the events of the first movie.
Podcast alludes to the final part of the events of the first movie, 550 Central Park West, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Podcast calls Muncher a Class 5, the same classification as Slimer.
One of the pieces on the bumper of the Proton Pack prop on the gunner seat kept falling off. In the 20 to 30 takes, Ben Eadie had to re-glue the piece back on each time.
The Hero Ecto-1 used for stunt driving in Afterlife went through a couple suspensions just because of the extra weight from the roof equipment.
The Muncher chase was built as an afternoon chase that crescendos at sunset. It was filmed over the course of principle photography in different towns. Jason Reitman considers it one of the most complicated pieces of filmmaking he has ever undertaken.
The Muncher chase scene took all of principal photography to film.
The Wertheimers Hardware storefront was filmed in Drumheller.
Filming of the Muncher chase was seen at the corner of Railway Street and Nanton Avenue in Crossfield, Alberta, Canada in August 2019.
When Trevor, Podcast, and Phoebe, in Ecto-1, find Muncher eating a hydrant, that was filmed in front of Queens Hotel in Fort MacLeod.
The Gunner seat reveal was filmed in Fort MacLeod, on the corner of Second Avenue and 24th Street.
To prevent it from being spoiler too early on in promotion, the R.T.V. was omitted in Trailer #1 during the turn. The look of the Proton Streams were also tweaked by the time of Trailer #2.
The Summerville post office seen during the Muncher chase bears a fictitious 74024 zip code. Summerville stands in for Woodward, which has the zip codes 73801 and 73802.
The post office used was from Drumheller. and Fort MacLeod at Third Avenue East and Center Street.
A brief two second snippet of "On the Road Again" can be heard as Muncher flies through Spinner's Roller Hop.
During filming of Ecto-1 and the RTV following Muncher down the gravel road, Ben Eadie accidentally drove an RTV into some rocks and it crashed under a camera truck and it exploded and caught on fire. After the write-off paperwork was done, Eadie was told to throw the box of remains away but he put it in his car with the intent to do a restoration.
The ominous scene of Trevor, Phoebe, and Podcast looking at Shandor Mine's mountain after trapping Muncher and realizing there's a connection mirrors when Egon, Ray, and Winston came up from the sewers in Ghostbusters II and realize the River of Slime was flowing to the Manhattan Museum of Art in Chapter 18: In the Tunnel.
Francois Audouy is friends with Tom Duffield, who worked on Ghostbusters II, and grilled him when it came to creating Ray's Occult.
Ray's arm tattoo references Revelation 6:12, a callback to the first movie, Chapter 20: Keymaster, when he talked to Winston in Ecto-1 (which Ray misquoted as being 7:12).
Dan Aykroyd contributed to the dialogue in the scene where Phoebe calls the Ghostbusters' phone number and speaks to Ray.
Ray recalls he was in the slammer once, a reference to when the Ghostbusters were imprisoned briefly after the containment grid was shut down in Chapter 22: Holding Cell.
Ray gets nostalgic about the Reagan era, when President Ronald Reagen was in office in the 1980s.
Ray mentioned some actor bought up most of Tribeca and they lost the firehouse. In 1989, Robert De Niro founded TriBeCa Productions with Jane Rosenthal. They opened Tribeca Grill in 1990, organize the annual Tribeca Film Festival, and had stakes in the Greenwich Hotel.
Ray mentions Peter became Professor Emeritus of Advertising and Promotion at SUNY Cortland. The university is located in upper state New York near Ithaca and Syracuse.
Ray mentions Winston went into finance and became rich.
In a discarded ending of the first movie, the Ghostbusters expanded into an international franchise and Winston stepped out a limousine in a pinstripe suit.
Phoebe's impulsive emotional outburst in the police station mirrors when Egon had an outburst against Walter Peck in the first movie, Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
During chemistry reads, Carrie Coon did the argument scene used after the Sheriff's Office with Mckenna Grace.
The close up of the red eye on the Terror Dog statue was a nod to when a similar manifestation happened in the first movie, Chapter 16: Dogs Drag Dana, of the Terror Dogs starting to break out of their statues.
Interiors were shot in the Deerfoot City Shopping Centre's Walmart in Calgary. Walmart.
Very little was changed in the Walmart aside from changing the price tags from Canadian to U.S. Dollars, adding Fourth of July dressing, and gags for the Mini-Pufts and Terror Dogs.
Production filmed at the Deerfoot City Walmart over three nights from store closing around 10 pm to 5 am the next day.
During filming at the Deerfoot City Walmart, Mckenna Grace and Josie Reitman, Jason's daughter, played around since it was reserved to him until 9 am the next morning. They rode around in tricycles wearing unicorn onesies shooting Nerf guns at each other. They later made a toilet roll fort in a shelf.
In the first shot of Grooberson in the Walmart, on the far right is a Ghostbusters Slime Time black T-shirt on display.
In the same shot, on the right, the spelling "Vision Centre" is exclusive to Canada. It should have been changed to "Vision Center."
Grooberson picks out a pint of Baskin-Robbins. In the first Ant-Man movie, Paul Rudd's character Scott Lang briefly works at one until he's fired for lying on his resume.
Grooberson chuckles at the blue velvet flavor of ice cream topping, a nod to David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" movie.
Incidentally, miniature versions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man previously appeared in The Real Ghostbusters comic in 1989, bestial Marshmallow Minis in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and Mini Pufts in the Ghostbusters: Deviation comic in 2016.
Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan didn't want to do another giant entity when they were thinking of how to reinvent the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. They immediately keyed into Gremlin-like creatures that just want to break everything, including each other.
Jason Reitman's marching orders for the Mini-Pufts were like mischievous toddlers.
Arjen Tuiten was going to have Billy Bryan make one practical Mini-Puft puppet, the one that bites Gary Grooberson, but they ran out of time in production and couldn't make one.
The Mini Pufts were the hardest characters for Afterlife's VFX team to nail down.
The Moving Picture Company team hand animated the Mini-Pufts and used toddlers as reference to recreate the elements of clumsiness and cuteness.
VFX Producer Kerry Joseph and his team studied footage of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the first movie but added more emotion to the eyes of the Mini Pufts.
The Mini Puft in the middle of the s'more was one of the very first ideas during preproduction of Afterlife.
Several Mini Pufts are nods fictional characters:
Ian Malcolm's famous pose from Jurassic Park
Terminator's death in Terminator 2.
There were hundreds of voice tracks recorded for the Mini-Pufts.
The voices of the Mini-Pufts area combination of the production crew, including editor Nate Orloff and lead sound effects designer Chris Terhune, and voice actors.
It is revealed Stay Puft also has graham crackers called Stay Crisp.
The Mini-Puft destroyed in the blender was voiced by Will Files on helium.
Sarah Natochenny and Shelby Young voiced the Mini-Pufts in uncredited roles.
At one point, there was talk of changing the look of the Terror Dog. Arjen Tuiten felt strongly against that and wanted to keep the iconic look. He put his foot down and the original look was kept.
The Terror Dog puppets ended up weighing close to 450 to 500 pounds.
When Gary Grooberson comes upon Vinz Clortho eating bags of dog food, Jason Reitman didn't think the sound the Vinz crunching the food sounded violent enough, so re-recording mixer Will Files added the sound of a lion eating an animal.
Vinz eats from Purina Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Chicken bags.
Grooberson was about to call Vinz a nice doggie like Louis did in the first movie but is interrupted by a roar.
For the Terror Dogs in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, re-recording mixer Will Files had work with sounds with low fidelity quality. Using the originals as a foundation, they edited it, augmented it, added their own voices pitched down to blend with the animal sounds.
The Terror Dog was a mix of puppetry and CGI.
The crew studied various things for the Terror Dog's movements, including the Running of the Bulls and how the bulls regained their footing after smashing storefronts.
Grooberson running to his car and Vinz catching up was a night shoot in the Deerfoot City Walmart parking lot.
Like Louis Tully, Grooberson has an awkward moment before he is possessed. The weight of Vinz causes his tires to go flat.
As the other teenagers look over Phoebe, Podcast, Trevor, and Lucky's both as they discuss the map, it mirrors when the Ghostbusters' cellmates started to get interested in their conversation about 550 Central Park West and Gozer in the first movie, Chapter 22: Holding Cell.
Orlando is mentioned by Podcast.
Lucky confirms Ivo Shandor built everything in Summerville, including the mine, the foundry, the school, the library.
550 Central Park West is alluded to.
The finale of the first movie is once again mentioned.
The sound stages used for the Farmhouse and Temple of Gozer were next door to each other.
The mine shaft was built during the first week of photography.
The Gozer statue in the temple was sculpted in 3D and zbrush.
The Temple of Gozer set was built using a combination of three techniques: taking molds of real rocks, hand sculpting, and cutting on a four axis mill.
Everything above 15 feet tall and all the squeezes in the corner rocks of the temple set are real rock.
The floor in the temple set was a foot of styrofoam sandwiched between plywood. During construction, a 10 person team cut a circle in the floor and slotted in the pre-built sacrificial death pit gateway.
The mine elevator was built practically. It was 45 feet tall on a stage set that led to the the chamber set.
After coming down the mine elevator, there is a statue of the pre-chosen form Gozer took in first movie.
Phoebe notes Gozer is genderless. In the first movie, Chapter 26: Gozer, Winston thought Gozer was male then Egon states it's whatever it wants to be.
Lucky finds out Trevor is only 15 years old.
Trevor reveals he turns 16 in February 2022.
Lucky notes it is currently June.
There is a sequence of years etched in stone in the temple:
1883: 1883 was the year of the Krakatoa eruption, as mentioned.
1908: The year of the Tunguska blast that Ray references at the end of the first movie.
1945: The year World War II ended with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1984, in reference to the first movie.
The most current year etched in stone is 2021, when this movie takes place.
Ivo Shandor's tomb reveals he was born in 1855 and "died" in 1945.
While the year 2021 is inscribed in the stone, Podcast's line about Shandor's body being in the tomb was not fixed to from "75 years" to "76" to reflect it is 2021.
The Proton Pack props reserved for the 4 pack set up in the mine weren't up to Jason Reitman's expectations. Peter White and members of the Alberta Ghostbusters worked on them for a lot of hours over a weekend.
Shannon Chapel worked on the P.K.E. Meter prop that controls the Proton Pack array.
There was more about Callie's backstory that streamlined.
A framed photo reveals Callie took ballet in her youth.
An article reveals during her childhood in Chicago, Callie sold 10,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
Photos from Coon's childhood and college years photos were used for the underground lab scene when Callie realizes Egon was keeping track of her life.
Some photos show that Callie was on a track team in high school.
An article reveals Callie went to college in Ohio, had a major/minor in English/Spanish/Psychology, wore #3 on her jersey on a woman's soccer team, was a four year letterwinner and co-captain, and in one season she was a second team All-OAC and third team All-Ohio pick
One of Egon's notes amid Callie's photos notes her dorm room shows serious fatigue in all load bearing, callback to Egon's assessment of the firehouse in the first movie.
At the 1:26:37 mark, left of Callie's left shoulder, there is a note card that lists Callie's second birthday in 1984. Thus, Callie was born in 1982.
Possessed Callie's line "There is no Mom, only Zuul" is a callback to the first movie, Chapter 19: Peter's Date with Zuul, when she possessed Dana Barrett and told Peter, "There is no Dana, only Zuul."
Possessed Callie breathes heavily just like possessed Dana did in bed when the containment grid was shut down in the first movie, Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
Podcast puts on the Aura Video-Analyzer's colander helmet from the first movie, Chapter 20: Keymaster.
The scene of Phoebe explaining to Trevor what a capacitor is was inspired by a time when Adam Savage once explained to Jason Reitman what a capacitor was. On the day of filming the scene, Reitman texted Savage to make sure that was the right way to say it. Savage texted back two different reads to use.
Possessed Grooberson is lying down in a pose mirroring possessed Dana in the first movie, Chapter 25: Working the Crowd.
It is revealed Zuul materializes a shiny dress from her host's clothing, the dress being a callback to a similar outfit possessed Dana wore in the first movie, Chapter 19: Peter's Date with Zuul and on.
There is a deleted scene of Podcast eating ectoplasm and pudding.
The garage Ecto-1 exits out of was filmed at Crossfield Automotive next to where the sheriff's office was filmed.
The shot of the garage door rising up mirrors when the Ecto-1 drove out of the Firehouse to head to the Sedgewick Hotel in the first movie, Chapter 11: "We Got One!"
After leaving the sheriff's office, Ecto-1 turns and passes by a Stay Marshmallows mural on the side of a building. This was filmed on Railway Street in Crossfield.
The Stay Puft Marshmallows mural was on the side of A&B Liquor Store building across the street at 1202 Railway (Railway St. and Nanton Avenue).
The shot of Ecto-1 turning past the Stay Puft Marshmallows sign was a recreation of the shot of Ecto-1 leaving the Firehouse after the Ghostbusters got their first call, seen in Chapter 11: "We Got One!"
The "Gozerian clouds" were taken from the original 65 millimeter cloud tank footage from the first Ghostbusters movie stored in salt mines in Kansas by the movie studio.
Possessed Callie and Grooberson's transformation into Terror Dogs mirrors Dana Barrett and Louis Tully's transformation in the first movie, Chapter 25: Working the Crowd.
Phoebe's reaction to the transformation and Zuul's head turn was a nod to a similar sequence between Peter and Zuul in the first movie, Chapter 25: Working the Crowd.
The Terror Dog puppets were too heavy for the initial temple set so it had to be reinforced overnight to compensate.
There was talk of Arjen Tuiten's shop doing stop motion animation for the parts when the Terror Dogs run up the stairs and when Callie and Gary transform. However, they simply ran out of time during production and the idea was discarded.
Jason Reitman reached out to Olivia Wilde via text and asked if she wanted to be Gozer in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Emma Portner portrayed Gozer in Ghostbusters: Afterlife whenever unusual body language was required and did the body performance for the spirit of Gozer.
Originally, Gozer's eyes were red but for unknown reasons, they were changed to black in post-production.
It was Olivia Wilde's idea to add more spikes to the Gozer suit.
Olivia Wilde wasn't available to fittings prior to filming so Arjen Tuiten and his team had to figure it out on the fly the morning of Wilde's scenes.
Preparation for Olivia Wilde took five and half to six hours each day to get into costume and make up.
From the upper torso up to her mid-section, Wilde wore a zip-on silicon piece. Everything else was prosthetics. There was a forehead piece but Tuiten's team decided not to use it.
When Ivo Shandor is ripped apart by Gozer, an animatronic puppet with a switch blading mechanism was used. J.K. Simmons got to watch his puppet being ripped in half.
Arjen Tuiten looked at hairstyles of the early 1900s and even Charles Dickens and did one concept design of Ivo Shandor. Jason Reitman immediately signed off on it. Tuiten was then asked to make a replica dummy of J.K. Simmons for the scenes when Shandor is in his coffin because Simmons would only be on the set for 1 to 2 days whereas filming for that scene was 10 days. Bryan Ray designed the replica. The scene of Gozer ripping Shandor in half was filmed twice. The reset took only four minutes.
The crew found the original special effects 70 mm footage of the pink P.K.E. streaks flying through the city, scanned them, and re-used them for shots in Summerville.
The montage of ghosts terrorizing background actors was on 3rd Avenue and Centre Street in Drumheller.
The Miner Ghost was puppetry designed by Arjen Tuiten and meant as a homage to the Zombie Taxi Driver from the first movie.
Arjen Tuiten realized there wasn't a ghost similar to the Zombie Taxi Driver in the script and pitched his idea to Jason Reitman. It was approved. Tuiten assembled a puppet from what was still lying around his shop.
There were several ideas for the ghost, including a school bus driver and a ghost that talks to the kids on the phone. Tuiten eventually got an idea to make him a ghost of one of Ivo Shandor's miners. Danny Glicker worked on the costume outfit.
Arjen Tuiten mechanized an old legless skeleton in the shop, Tanner White mechanized the hands, and Bill Sturgeon did the eyes. Tuiten used old foam latex leftover from work on the Terror Dog and sculpted a face. The Miner Ghost was the first practical ghost Tuiten and his team filmed on the set. Three puppeteers operated the Miner Ghost, Tuiten, Ron Binion, and Richard Landon. Landon puppeteered the eyes off-camera with a remote control. Tuiten cable controlled the facial expressions underneath the counter. Binion operated the arms and hands. Initially, the Miner used his left arm. On the morning of rehearsal, Jason Reitman decided it would be the right arm instead. Filming only took one day.
The top of the Summerville Miners Memorial Is overflowing with ectoplasm. The base of the memorial has the date of the tragedy as May 20, 1945 and includes names of the miners who died. The side of the base was briefly seen during the Muncher chase when Ecto-1 turns at the post office.
A building is named after the late Tom Pollock, a studio executive, producer, and co-owner of The Montecito Picture Company along with Ivan Reitman. The building also bears Pollock's birth year of 1943.
Phoebe tells Gozer she's 12 years old.
A second Farmhouse set was built in the Calgary Film Centre. For the third act, the Farmhouse double had be built on a stage to control the elements since it took place at night and to be able to film with the young actors who per schedule regulations were limited to filming until 9 or 10 pm. Corn was harvested in southern Alberta and added to the set.
Half of the Farmhouse set was rebuilt on the sound stage and half was moved from one set to the other like the trees which were on metal plates. The barn was cut up with a chainsaw and set up on the sound stage.
The corn and barley on the sound stage was real. They were harvested hundred of miles away then trucked in and attached to little grids or plywood that could be moved around.
The sound stages used for the Farmhouse and Temple of Gozer were next door to each other.
Bill Murray was easy to get into contact with through Ivan Reitman and Gil Kenan, both who have directed him in past projects. Murray read the script, enjoyed it, and agreed to join the cast.
On Bill Murray's first day on set, he was in his trailer trying to get the TV working so he could watch a Chicago Cubs game.
Bill Murray had a tendency to strip the props off once a scene was done. In one instance, he left his Proton Pack prop on the floor and it was kicked by a crew member by accident. Ben Eadie had to glue some pieces back on.
On the day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson filmed together, the first shot was done in the morning and was the part where Gozer throws them into the side of Ecto-1.
Bill Murray added variations on Peter's barrage of insults at Gozer. Only some ended in the theatrical version. Finn Wolfhard suggested Trevor should laugh to annoy Gozer even more but Jason Reitman urged him to keep playing it low-key.
Olivia Wilde eventually broke character and laughed at Bill Murray's insults to Gozer.
Jason Reitman advised Dan Aykroyd to join in and insult Gozer's godly aspects.
Bill Murray made fun of Ernie Hudson for having a pad hidden under his spot on the dirt ground for the insult scene. Hudson quipped it was for the stunt man.
Olivia Wilde sat with Ernie Hudson for lunch while still in her Gozer costume. Wilde, in her spiky exoskeleton bodysuit and Pazuzu makeup, approached the introverted Hudson in the food line.
Ernie Hudson accidentally hit Bill Murray's head with his Particle Thrower prop after Jason Reitman called cut on the scene. It left a mark but Murray returned a few minutes later.
Bill Murray gave armorer Ben Eadie a certificate for a free massage on the last day of shooting. It was in a balled up envelope so Eadie thought it was his copy of the script as usual. When it was time to take the props off Murray, Eadie thanked him and tried to return the envelope. Murray called him a dumb ass and told him it was a gift.
The parts where Trevor was seated on the Gunner chair was done for about three days straight. Dirt was blown into Finn Wolfhard's face. When he blew his nose between takes, dirt came out of his nose.
Peter refers to Gozer as "Flattop," a callback to the first movie when Ray says, "Aim for the flattop!"
Ray addresses Gozer to stop in a similar way he did in the first movie, Chapter 26: Gozer.
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As a callback to the first movie, Chapter 26: Gozer, Gozer asks the Ghostbusters if they're gods.
One line Bill Murray improvised was right before the Ghostbusters fire at Gozer and Peter says "Count of three, go on two, one two blast."
Logan Kim lost his voice after filming the scene where he has to scream and taser Mini-Pufts in Ecto-1 Some marshmallow got flung into his eye.
Jason Reitman knew very early on the ending of Afterlife would entail Ghost Egon. It took bleeding edge technology and the entire length of making the movie to accomplish it. Reitman didn't know it would be successful until the very end of the process.
Bob Gunton did the performance capture for Egon's ghost.
The process of creating Egon's ghost went to visual effects house MPC. They started in summer 2019 and took about two years to complete work.
MPC's work on Rachel in "Blade Runner: 2049" convinced Jason Reitman they could pull off Egon's ghost.
MPC took the young photoreal version of Harold Ramis they made and slowly aged him to the age he would be in the movie as well as capture of Gunton, mainly his face. The main issues they had was getting Egon's hair right but to also make it feel like he was living on the farm for a long time.
For filming Egon helping Phoebe, Ivan Reitman suited up and stood in for one shot for the late Harold Ramis.
Incidentally, Egon was briefly turned into a ghost in the The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon's Ghost" and was briefly killed off in the IDW Publishing comics "Ghostbusters: The Other Side" and years later in the Ghostbusters International story arc.
When the Trap field is activated, the Mini-Pufts look like when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was caught in the explosion from the Ghostbusters crossing the streams in Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
One of Lucky's hands emerges first from the Zuul husk similar to the end of the first movie, Chapter 28: Crossing Streams, with Dana.
Gary somewhat recalls he had sex with Callie while they were possessed and she confirms it. In the first movie, there is a deleted scene "No, Louis!" where Louis somewhat recalls it but Dana flat out denies it.
Podcast emerges from Ecto-1 covered in marshmallow residue much like three of the Ghostbusters at the end of the first movie, Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
It took an hour to apply the marshmallow residue to Logan Kim. It was a substance with cornstarch in it. Some would be glued to his face. A separate Ecto Goggles prop was used that was covered in the substance. After awhile, it would harden like Jell-O and the flightsuit would get really most and uncomfortable.
Podcast reveals the name of his podcast is "Mystical Tales of the Unknown Universe."
Ray reveals he is the lone subscriber to "Mystical Tales of the Unknown Universe."
When Winston takes in the wear on Ecto-1, his wedding band is visible.
After Egon disperses, there is a faint No-Ghos logo in the sky and dedication to the late Harold Ramis.
Mckenna Grace wrote "Haunted House" in March 2021 and did not intend it to be in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. She sent the song to Jason Reitman to ask him to direct the music video. He asked to include it in the end credits for Afterlife.
The mid-credits tag between Peter and Dana took half a day to film. There was a script but it was unnecessary. Bill Murray improvised different takes of the scene.
The Zener cards and Electro-Shock Generator were used by Peter in the first movie, Chapter 2: Shock the Nerd, against two volunteers for his research into the effect of negative reinforcement on ESP ability.
Peter admits to only shocking the male volunteers, seen in the first movie.
Only one element in the Busy deleted scene was used for the end tag and the rest were built. The background sounds they added in were filtered to make it feel more like the 1984 movie.
The deleted scene from the first movie, "Busy" is effectively made canon in this end tag.
Winston mentions he has children.
Winston admits to covering the rent for Ray's Occult Books.
Winston alludes to his steady paycheck quip in the first movie, Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
Winston quotes one of his lines from the first movie, Chapter 26: Gozer, when they thought they defeated Gozer, telling Janine "I had the tools and the talent."
The end tag was shot during the pandemic to complete an idea Jason Reitman had but couldn't fully realize during principle photography. He decided to shoot a couple things to augment the pieces he already had.
The end tag was seen being filmed on August 11, 2021 at the Los Angeles Firehouse used in the original two movies. The Ecto-1 and Containment Unit were seen.
Mooglie is replaced by a Mini-Puft in the No Ghost logo for the final shot in the movie.
On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1, the Tobin's Spirit Guide cover is the one posted by Jason Reitman on social media during principal photography of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
↑The previous release dates were July 10, 2020, March 5, 2021, and June 11, 2021, and November 11, 2021.
↑According to an emailed Sony press release on July 27, 2021, the following people were credited as Executive Producers: Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Cloth
↑According to Eric Reich, of Ghost Corps, during private email correspondence with Ghostbusters Wiki Administrator Mrmichaelt on the day of May 7, 2021, "lock on mix was done (picture, mix, scoring). Color was not done and other very minor finishing details like final credits lock were not completed by that day."
↑According to Eric Reich, of Ghost Corps, during private email correspondence with Ghostbusters Wiki Administrator Mrmichaelt on the night of September 13, 2020, Sue Keenan was misspoken and the budget is nowhere near $170 million.
↑According to Eric Reich, of Ghost Corps, during private email correspondence with Ghostbusters Wiki Administrator Mrmichaelt on the day of January 6, 2022, "It was loosely based on some ghost concept art we had, but never planned to use it in the movie."
↑According to Eric Reich, of Ghost Corps, during private email correspondence with Ghostbusters Wiki Administrator Mrmichaelt on the day of January 6, 2022, "Fun fact, that last name is Jason’s lawyer."
↑In a Ghostbusters prop group post exchange on Facebook, Ghostbusters: Afterlife Armorer Ben Eadie commented, "The RTV was a Traxxis Stampede 4WD with a completely redone chassis." The post was made by Eadie around November 21, 2021.
↑Cameo "For Mike" 00:42-00:53 8/27/19Ernie Hudson says: "We're shooting the new Ghostbusters right now coming out next summer so I'm hoping you'll enjoy it as much as the other movies what we've done and I know that I'm having a blast doing them."
↑ Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 59. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 0195145045. Line reads: "There's another, yet-to-be-announced live-action film, which is "coming along really well."."
↑Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:02:32-1:03:04Jason Reitman says: "Honestly, the crazy thing is we have no time. I--we--so I wrote the film in secret with my writing partner Gil Kenan. We wrote it over the last year while we were finishing up "(The) Front Runner". And we turned it in in December. And I have to admit my presumption was it was going to be any other studio film I heard about where there's years of rewrites and they grind it into the ground and it never happens. I was kind of fully prepared for this year to be a little taking time off and doing rewrites on Ghostbusters and instead the studio read the first draft and said 'Yeah, go make it'."
↑Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:10:52-1:11:10Jason Reitman says: "This is going to be a love letter to Ghostbusters. I, um, I love this franchise. I grew up watching it. I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was like 7 years old when that movie came out and, uh, love it and I want to make a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans. So it's a 100% love letter."
↑The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision Newsletter 2/22/19Line reads: "Here you go: We're hearing that director Jason Reitman is meeting with young actors this Oscar weekend to play the four teen protagonists in his reboot. He's looking for two pairs of a brother-sister combo in the 12 and 17-year range, so expect some casting news sooner rather than later for the summer 2020 film."
↑Bionic Buzz YouTube "Ghostbusters Directors Panel at Fan Fest on Sony Lot" 29:08-29:55; 30:13-30:24; 30:56-31:03 6/8/19Jason Reitman says: "This character came to me. And she was a 12 year old girl, and I didn't know who she was and why she popped into my head. But I saw her with a Proton Pack in my head and this story started to form, and formed over many years actually. Um, and started with the girl and all of a sudden, it was a family and eventually, I knew this movie that I needed to write and I needed to make and I reached out to my writing partner Gil Kenan, uh, and we sat down and we started writing this movie out. Uh, and we reached out to--we reached out to all the originals, the cast, the crew--the people who made his movie and we formed this small group that gets together, uh, an advisory board of people who worked on the original film to make sure we make the right film...But what I will say is it's a new movie. It's--it's a new movie about a new set of characters. It takes place in a new place, a new location...You don't know their connection and they don't know their connection yet either."
↑Cameo "For Mike" 00:42-00:53 8/27/19Ernie Hudson says: "We're shooting the new Ghostbusters right now coming out next summer so I'm hoping you'll enjoy it as much as the other movies what we've done and I know that I'm having a blast doing them."
↑The Greg Hill Show "GHS – Guest Dan Aykroyd joins the show discussing his long movie career and his most iconic scenes from Saturday Night Live 11-8-19" 22:00-22:40, 22:58-23:14, 24:33-24:37 11/7/19Dan Aykroyd says: "Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful heart felt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the, uh, third -- next generation. Hands off the legacy to the new generation of stars and players and actors and, uh, characters and, uh, we've shot our parts. Myself, Murray, Sigourney, and, um, Annie Potts and it was really exciting working with this new idea, new take on the story which, uh, Jason who is really incredible and fine filmmaker came up with so I'm pretty excited...A great story, a great setting. It's gonna be scary. Thought provoking. It's gonna be very heartfelt. Um, it'll--you'll feel it if you have loved ones you miss and you've lost and want to get back with. It's gonna be evocative...And of course in this we will recognize him in this film in some way. However small."
↑Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:11:12-1:11:56Jason Reitman says: "Like we just did this teaser for it that we launched when we announced it. And even in that we went back to the work files for the sound of the Proton Pack and we went back to the stems of Elmer Bernstein's score. Uh, for just for when it says at the end of the teaser, it's says like Summer 2020. We went back and found the original physical vinyl letters they used to make the Ghostbusters poster in 1984, rescanned them, then, uh, our titles guys reprinted them and we filmed the titles, not like in a computer, we shot physical titles with light and smoke effect because that's how they would have done it back in the say so we are in every way trying to go back to the original technique and make a -- hand the movie back to the fans."
↑Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife appears to have finished post-production as director and crew celebrate" 11/21/2020Jason Reitman says: "When we think of making movies, we imagine movie sets – Camera operators and electricians and grips. We seldom think of post production. Yet post is the final rewrite and goes inarguably longer than filming. The team behind Afterlife has been working on GBA since the summer of 2019. Like many other families, the GBA family has stuck together through unimaginable circumstances. We have sweated every cut, every proton beam, every neutrona boom, and every note of music. We’ve been thinking about the same two hours for 18 months. Post requires resilience. It demands the ability to continue caring, even when it feels like pencils should be down. This family cares so much. The movie you will eventually see is the result of editors and visual effects artists and sound designers and musicians and colorists and mixers who gave their heart to Ghostbusters."
↑De Semlyen, Nick (January 21, 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife, EMPIRE magazine #385, page 83. H Bauer Publishing, United Kingdom. Article reads: "Another was more recent, at the start of December, when the virtually finished film was finally screened. "My father hasn't been leaving the house much because of Covid," Reitman says, "But he took a test, put on a mask and drove down to the Sony lot to watch the movie with the studio. And after, he cried, and he said, 'I'm so proud to be your father.' And it was one of the great moments of my life." They say bustin' makes you feel good. Here's the proof."
↑De Semlyen, Nick (January 21, 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife, EMPIRE magazine #385, page 83. H Bauer Publishing, United Kingdom. Article reads: "He compares filming scenes with Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson to making a documentary; "It's not my job to shape who Venkman is. It's just my job to be there when he starts talking." And he studied the original movie's exquisite blend of comedy and horror, making sure to focus as much on the latter as the former."
↑De Semlyen, Nick (January 21, 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife, EMPIRE magazine #385, page 83. H Bauer Publishing, United Kingdom. Article reads: "One memorable day was when Ivan visited the set, dipped his finger in a tub of slime and nodded his approval at the consistency. Another was more recent, at the start of December, when the virtually finished film was finally screened. "My father hasn't been leaving the house much because of Covid," Reitman says, "But he took a test, put on a mask and drove down to the Sony lot to watch the movie with the studio. And after, he cried, and he said, 'I'm so proud to be your father.' And it was one of the great moments of my life." They say bustin' makes you feel good. Here's the proof."
↑SModcast Episode 426 "The Stranger Thing About Finn" 37:00-46:29 1/16/2020Finn Wolfhard says: "The minute I got on set they're like "you are not allowed to move your foot on the pedal, let alone do not touch it. You can act, do not drive it"...they had two of those, two Ectos...they had shells, they built from the ground up...we couldn't just like have the original engine in it or it'd explode essentially so ah they figured out how to put a Corvette engine into a Ecto...What's amazing about Jason is, and Jason said it in interviews too, there's a lot of practical effects and a lot of practical effects and a lot of the effects that you think would be CGI are not, which I was very--I was so happy to be part of...It's a very surface level. I mean...There's footage, but you have not seen the big stuff yet...Big things, a lot of it is about loss."
↑Today on Ellen/Ellentube "Anderson Cooper, Bill Murray" - "Bill Murray on Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 5/14/2020Bill Murray says: "We're missing Rick Moranis and we're missing Harold Ramis. Uh, and, uh, they're greatly missed for all -- so--so many reasons. They were so much a part of the creation of it and the fun of it. But, um, but Harold is, uh, featured in the story of the of the movie so it will be very interested, his character Egon Spengler and it's directed by the son of the original director, who's a Montecito guy by the way, Ivan Reitman and his son Jason directed it."
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Hasbro PulseCon 2020 Day 2" 4:24:22-4:24:32, 4:24:42-4:25:25 9/28/2020Jason Reitman says: "When Gil Kenan and I started writing Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which was originally called Rust City, hence the condition, one of the things were most excited about was getting back in Ecto-1...And we actually have three of them now. And we went back and got all the details right. I mean, we were literally going frame by frame through the original '84 film and looking for all kinds of details. We got the original car out and we scanned the license plate so we could replicate it perfectly. You'll notice there's a few differences. Uh, the ladder. A lot of people saw this really early. The ladder was moved to the other side but that had a reason because we added the gunner seat. The door flips open, the seat – well, you're gonna see. It's really cool. There's a lot of cool things, lots of surprises you still don't know about this car. Um, and it was so much fun to shoot because we put this crazy new engine in it and we have it doing things you'd never believe Ecto-1 could do."
↑Ghostbusters News "New life-sized Ghostbusters Slimer statue glows in the dark" 12/25/2020Description reads: "Slimer is a character from the Ghostbusters franchise. He appears in the films Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) and the remake Ghostbusters (2016), in the animated television series: The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer! and Extreme Ghostbusters, and in the video games Ghostbusters: The Video Game and Beeline's Ghostbusters."
↑Too Fab "Ernie Hudson Got 'Emotional' Filming Ghostbusters: Afterlife with OG Costars (Exclusive)" 1/5/2021Ernie Hudson says: "I look back and I don't realize how much of an impact that movie had on my life, on my career, on my everything, my world. So, just to go back on the set and see the guys in their jumpsuits it was almost spiritual. I mean, I actually got emotional. It was the weirdest feeling to see Sigourney and Annie and to see the new cast, and to see Jason all grown up and directing. It was just ... honestly, I got emotional."
↑The Oakland Press "Menahan Street Band's "Exciting" return, 5 Things to Know" 2/24/2021Article reads: "Menahan's members remain busy playing for and producing other artists, but Brenneck -- who's also scored the upcoming documentary "Blood Brothers" -- says the group did some work together during early 2020 in New York, before the pandemic hit, and is also recording a new version of the "Ghostbusters" theme song for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," due out in June."
↑The Oakland Press "Menahan Street Band's "Exciting" return, 5 Things to Know" 2/24/2021Thomas Brenneck says: "They have a scene where the kids of the original Ghostbusters find their dads' old (stuff) and a 45 (single) that's, like a 60s version of the 80s 'Ghostbusters' -- as if Ray Parker Jr.'s was a cover of a 60s song. It's a really cool idea, so we cut a 60s-sounding version of 'Ghostbusters' while we were in New York, and it's pretty cool."
↑Deadline "Bill Murray Accepts Maltin Modern Master Award At Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Reflecting On His Time With 'Ghostbusters,' His Writing Ambitions & More" 4/3/2021Bill Murray says: "And it's--I remember him calling me and saying 'I've got an idea for another Ghostbusters. I've had this idea for years.' I thought 'What the heck? How can that possibly be?' I mean, I remember the kid when he was a kid. I remember his bar mitzvah, you know, I remember like what the heck does this kid know but he had a--he has a really, really wonderful idea that he wrote with another wonderful guy that I got to work with, Bill Cannon, who made the City of Ember and the two of them wrote a Ghostbusters movie that's...that really brings it back to life, it really has the feel of the first one more than the second one or the girls one. It has a different feel than the two out of the four. It--and I think he's--he's really got something, I mean if you've seen the trailer for it, you go ' That reminds me of the first one'--have you seen it, Roger? It's like that--it's--it has that feeling and it was hard. It was really hard, that's why I think it's going to be good because it was really hard. It was really painful and then we were just in for a little while but it was physically painful. I mean, we did it a long time ago but wearing those packs is extremely uncomfortable even though they've made the packs, I mean we had batteries the size of batteries, you know. They know have like batteries the size of, you know, earrings but it's still a heavy thing to wear all the time and the special effects of this one are lot's of wind and dirt in your face and a lot of getting up and down off the ground. A lot of go down and get back up. It's like this, 'What is this? What am I doing like, these are like Bulgarian dead lifts, not Bulgarian dead lifts, but some sort of like Russian kettle bells getting up and down with the damn things on your back. Very, very painful and uncomfortable so I feel usually when something has a high very high misery quotient, then usually something comes to that. Something is produced, some quality--some is--produced that if you can project it--capture it, and project it, it comes on the screen and affects you."
↑The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021Carrie Coon says: "When I was doing chemistry reads with the actresses who were auditioning for the part of Phoebe, Mckenna came in and that was the scene that we read. So I really gave it to her. We really did the scene, and it was really revealing how emotionally accessible Mckenna was in that moment during the audition...Well, they called me and said, "Can you bring all of your childhood photos to set with you?" So I got a collection. I also called my parents and had them send some over. You often have to send your photos in for jobs, but I couldn’t believe the one they chose for the hero shot in the scene. (Laughs.) I was really shocked that that was the choice they made. But it's interesting to think that my childhood photographs will be preserved in this iconic franchise for the rest of time. (Laughs.) It is kind of strange because those memories that I'm looking at on the wall are very real for me, so as an actor, it certainly makes that moment more accessible...Oh gosh, I think that was a college photo. Am I slide-tackling somebody? I love slide-tackling....And his first day on set, there was a Cubs game on and he was trying to get the TV working in his trailer."
↑Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube, 1:51-2:09 1/14/2021Carrie Coon says: "You know on Bill's birthday, they had the Calgary cheerleaders come in but he had already made plans, he brought his own bagpiper and sang us a funeral dirge which was very entertaining and then you know really generously he also got these Thai masseuses on the set for two days and so the crew could just pop in and have a 15-20 minute massage."
↑Grove, David (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Links The Original Busters To The Next Generation - And Pays Tribute To A Fallen Hero, SFX Magazine #345, page 32. Future Publishing, UK. Article reads: "The first people whom Jason Reitman showed the Afterlife script to were the surviving members of Harold Ramis's family."
↑Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 22:32-23:33 11/19/2021Mckenna Grace says: "So in the side notes for Phoebe, it says she's very robotic in her delivery. That she's a little on the spectrum. And she's very awkward and nerdy. Very flat. And she talks like this. So I came into the audition and I was-I would do it 'cause of the side notes-do it very robotic and very flat-and oh, yes, that doesn't seem it would appear like it's very anything. "That is a Proton Pack, who care--," you know. I came in and played it very flat and very robotic, many pauses, and then I changed it because Jason was like, "We want to see more Mckenna in Phoebe. We want her to be more expressive and have more emotions." And so then I did it the complete opposite into the spectrum where I played-I played it completely "Y'know what? This is any other audition I'm going into. This is Mckenna." And then I played it like that. And somewhere we ended up somewhere along that line in the middle."
↑Farley, Jordan (November 2021). Spiritual Reawakening, Total Film magazine #317, page 40. Future Publishing, UK. Line reads: "Practically a pint-sized Egon, Phoebe is played by the now 15-year-old Mckenna Grace, who is too young to have ever met Harold Ramis, but watched the original films countless times in preparation, and read Violet Stiel's biography about life with her father in order to play Egon's granddaughter."
↑Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 5:50-6:25 11/23/2021Will Files says: "We even sampled the noise from the original when as soon as the Sony logo comes on if you-if you're listening at a loud enough level you'll hear a noise floor shift and that's actually the noise that we sampled from the original multi-track recording of the-of the score and it just gives it a little flavor. It was one of those things we put it in and we're like this is going to be silly. We put it in, we're like 'nope, that actually really feels good so it's-there's a noise floor to this film that it's not normal for 2021."
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 21:58-23:20 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The idea was ever from the beginning. Jason is someone who knows exactly what he wants when it comes to storyboards and from very early on we wanted to recreate him but not show him in full light because no matter how good the makeup is or the visual effects, it's not Harold. And we weren't out to do that. We just wanted to create an essence to tell the story. And there was a stunt make up on...I forgot his name but Greg Schlosser I believe. So we did a stunt make up which you see the actor wearing in the truck driving. It's only going to be seen as a silhouette. The hair. And the nose. And the reflection on the glasses. It was sculpted by Mitch Devane. And then I did some concepts. Jason asked me to do some concepts of what would Egon look like now and I did a few where he had a bigger beard. A smaller beard. Different hair. Where he's a little more slim. And I remember the day Violet Ramis coming by the shop to take a look at things. I don't remember if you were there or not."'
↑Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 11:53-13:03 12/6/2021Francois Audouy says: "We had-first we looked at dozens and dozens of actual farmhouses and barns and things in in Alberta and we would always find like a great like a great barn with no house or a great house with no barn or a barn on a non-interesting piece of landscape or a house you know we needed a great canvas, a great house and a great barn and you could never-we could only get one of those three things so we ended up-I-I really pushed hard to to do something where we would have absolute control and make it as good as we could possibly make it so we found a really beautiful knoll that was frozen over when and covered in snow when we first went to go scout it but it had this great view up onto this ridge so that we could put the house above the horizon very much like the Psycho house is-you know-you're always looking up at the house with the sky in the background and and we started from scratch and we-I did a lot of research looking at actual vernacular of farmhouse architecture from the Midwest and Oklahoma."
↑Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 13:33-14:19 12/6/2021Francois Audouy says: "When we scouted the barn, it was kind of remarkable it was still standing, it looked like it was ready to fall over at any minute you know so we had to-it was also old peeling lead paint you you it was an environmental disaster area and so we had to go in with a team and seal everything with a transparent paint basically to seal all of that peeling paint and then disassemble everything with a construction team basically in hazmat suits, log all of the you know all of the pieces of the barn so that we could put it back together like a big puzzle piece and then transport it a couple of hours away to our new location."
↑Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 2:34-2:58 1/26/2022François Audouy says: "This is all brand new theatrically painted to appear old but we started prefabbing this house months ago in a parking lot near our stages and literally starting with brand new wood and then layering all those-all the five layers of paint to make it look like it was really really old and then we used treatments to make it peel naturally."'
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Hasbro PulseCon 2020 Day 2" 4:24:42-4:25:25 9/28/2020Jason Reitman says: "And we actually have three of them now. And we went back and got all the details right. I mean, we were literally going frame by frame through the original '84 film and looking for all kinds of details. We got the original car out and we scanned the license plate so we could replicate it perfectly. You'll notice there's a few differences. Uh, the ladder. A lot of people saw this really early. The ladder was moved to the other side but that had a reason because we added the gunner seat. The door flips open, the seat – well, you're gonna see. It's really cool. There's a lot of cool things, lots of surprises you still don't know about this car. Um, and it was so much fun to shoot because we put this crazy new engine in it and we have it doing things you'd never believe Ecto-1 could do."
↑Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 30:20-31:10 12/6/2021Francois Audouy says: "We ended up using the-an Ecto-1 that Sony had in a storage container from the second film and then purchasing a second Ecto-1-a second 1959 Cadillac and then we took every-the picture vehicle company took the whole-both cars apart and catalog every single piece of both cars like like I don't know like forensically so basically imagine walking into a garage and two cars were completely torn-taken apart and then cataloged and then every singe piece, thousands and thousands of pieces were restored but then the cars now the cars, it wasn't just a restoration job because the cars had to do three things."
↑JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 24:53-25:53 11/12/2021Jason Reitman says: "And the truth is we asked for them, they were able to locate them almost immediately. We zeroed in on the scenes we wanted and we got everything from original dailies to 65 millimeter cloud tank footage that we used for those you know Gozerian clouds and we even found a piece of footage that truly, personally, was lost to history and those were the two takes that I originally was supposed to appear in Ghostbusters '84. I was cut out for reasons that one could possibly never understand and however, I, we scanned them and put them into Ghostbusters: Afterlife thus restoring my six-year-old performance back to where it belongs."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 68. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. François Audouy says: "It was really exciting to imagine what a first-edition copy would look like."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 68. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The design was inspired by old first edition leather-bound books one might find in a rare book collection."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 68. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Pages included ghost classifications, and a section about Gozer the Gozerian and Terror Dogs."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 71. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Annotation reads: "Raw embossed leather, patterned from the graphic artwork hand drawn by Marie Massolin-white is raised and black is recessed leather with lettering in gold leaf."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 71. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Annotation reads: "Hand-drawn Sentinel and Terror Dog engravings by Brynn Metheney."
↑Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 68. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "A traditional book binder was then engaged to manufacture the prop book, complete with a stamped leather and gold-leafed cover."
↑Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 4:13-4:51 mark 11/15/2021Finn Wolfhard says: "I'd say the most complicated is actually a shot that wasn't in the movie, it's like this Boogie Nights one take shot that actually makes the movie like longer. It's a really cool but it's like-it doesn't-there's a scene where like Celeste O'Connor's character Lucky asked me to go hang out with her firends and I'm cleaning and then I take off my apron and I go and I get in the car. with them. That was like a way longer scene. It was like she's like 'You coming with?' I'm like 'Yeah' and I see her walk out of the door and then I follow her to the window and I see her and I follow her and uh it's like a one take and I take off all my stuff and I run out the door then I jump in to the cars-the car is moving as the car is moving."
↑Farley, Jordan (November 2021). Spiritual Reawakening, Total Film magazine #317, page 42. Future Publishing, UK. Line reads: "In order to recreate Egon's Proton Pack, Harold Ramis' original prop was Lidar-scanned, rebuilt "down to the millimetre" and aged to give it "the kind of battle scars you would think it would have by now"."
↑Grove, David (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Links The Original Busters To The Next Generation - And Pays Tribute To A Fallen Hero, SFX Magazine #345, page 32. Future Publishing, UK. Article reads: "I'll never forget pulling the original proton packs from Sony's archives in order to scan them for our own equipment. Violet Ramis, Harold's daughter, joined us that day and actually tried on her father's pack. She was nervous at first but eventually slipped her arms through the straps and took up the blaster. She began to well up, and by the time that she put the pack down, we were both shaking"
↑dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "What frame and shoulder straps were used for the ghostbusters afterlife packs?" 00:31-1:11 12/10/2021Ben Eadie says: "This is what I've seen so that being said is that it's a knock off A.L.I.C.E. frame, pretty standard US issue style with the standard US shoulder pads and hip pad. There's a few reasons for it. One, it's a little less expensive to make those props if you have to buy a bunch of them. Two, is because you can buy from the same manufacturing stock run is that they're all going to look exactly the same. Which means you can beat them up to look the exactly same, you don't have to worry about color paint matches or anything like that. If you buy some of the random ones you can find on eBay that are not stock then you are going to have a bunch that don't match. And a few of them you're going to have to throw out and that becomes a bit of a logistical pain."
↑Tested YouTube "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Brought Back THAT Legacy Character" 6:30-6:56 1/7/2022Jason Reitman says: "So my father at one point had read the draft and said this is really lovely but you know Harold was really funny and his-and the ghost right now is a-it's a deeply emotional, very kind, and fatherly ghost but it's not very funny and Gil and I were sitting there going it's a lamp like how do we make the lamp funny? And that was the joke we came up with-was how on earth did you do this. Bwoop."
↑Tested YouTube "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Brought Back THAT Legacy Character" 7:08-8:03 1/7/2022Jason Reitman says: "So this is one of those days where special effects wizards had been working on a lamp that could be puppeteered using these different rods and they had been showing me different versions of the arm and how the head moved and every time they tried to do it, it just didn't have that speed. There is a speed and pace to comedy and I remember finally going to the puppeteer and saying okay just disassemble all of that, grab the lamp shade with your hand, get in there, and just and because you have to move and because there's a move to the comedy beats but then there's also you know if this is Phoebe's head and as a grandfather, you're coming around to see what she's doing, there's a way that you move and turn and look that say I'm interested in what's happening here you're not going to do that with these rods like hold it with your hand, we'll paint you out, and just come in there."
↑Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 6:48-7:26 11/25/2021Jason Reitman says: "The image I always had was brings it out into a row of corn, fires it into the corn, the corn becomes popcorn, flies in the air and she catches it and she eats it like that was the image and we actually tried to shoot that. We we didn't quite pull it off and that's why it's not in the movie but but when I talked to Gil about it and Gil and I had been writing together and I really trust Gil as a storyteller and Gil's also an animator who who made Monster House and and Poltergeist and you know just has a sense of science fiction and horror that you know that isn't just not part of what I've done."
↑Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 5:19-6:00 mark 11/15/2021Mckenna Grace says: "My hardest scene was one that got cut out as well. Yeah, there was a whole bit where I took the Proton Pack out into a field and so that was like an entire day of just lugging this huge thing. I had like red marks all up and down my shoulders afterwards like my shoulders were raw from it rubbing because they were like doing this light pack and and I was like 'no, it looks better with the heavy pack and it was just me like running through this field with this thing on for and the acting like doing that is so hard it's just 'Ah! Oh!' and he's like be louder. It was really difficult. There was like bugs all over but it was still like the coolest."
↑dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "What is the deal with the switch on the proton pack?" 00:24-1:03 12/9/2021Ben Eadie says: "Now just like any large company or group of whoever, miscommunications happen so when these packs showed up, they actually showed up with the switch on the wrong spot and-so we had to figure things out. We took the ion arm where it was supposed to be and we ended up cutting a hole making a new switch and tossing it in there. And that switch actually works. It was a functioning switch which was quite handy actually for those of us on set working on it. That all being said, Peter White kinda saved the day by jamming a couple of those switches in at the last moment and making that all happen."
↑Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021Article reads: "As it turns out, Columbia Pictures did a really good job of archiving, and Files discovered a treasure trove of sounds. There were also digitized work tapes from the original sound designer — as well as outtakes that had never been used in the first film. Those outtakes sounded like part of the "Ghostbusters" world, so Files used some in the teaser. Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) turning on the pack for the first time was one of the very first sequences Files created. But since the pack was supposed to be 30 years old, he took the original sounds and added new notes that made it feel rusty and miscalibrated. "It hasn't been turned on in so long," he explains, "it needs that shake-up and for the oil to be redistributed." For the spinning of the pack as it's starting up, Files recorded an old railroad welding turbine from the 1800s. "We did a lot of experiments taking those original sounds and made new sounds of them. We took the wand and proton stream sound and processed it and made it sound like it was spinning around. It's what you hear when you're up close on the back of the pack and you see the light," says Files."
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 32:35-33:08 11/22/2021Ben Eadie says: "You know when we got the packs, we had the cyclotron would spin and that was great but it was, you could only manually adjust the speed sort of with a potentiometer on the back of the pack and it just didn't quite sit right with me so what I ended up doing was is I ended up hooking up a remote control module to the back of it so that I could adjust the speed of the motor so when you see it being turned on it would start and it would start to cycle and then speed up and speed up and finally get to that full ready to shoot mode and that was definitely something that I love and I like to see."
↑Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 52:00-53:55 11/23/2021Will Files says: "We took a lot of Richard's original sounds including all you know all this sound when she's turning on all the different things and it's making all the different beeps and stuff, a lot of that was actually sounds that he had made that never made it in the film so most of those sounds were things that he had made 30-40 years ago and then we were assembling in a way that felt you know took a lot of manipulation and careful stitching together but that's was I think one of the reasons that it feels so authentic was that it was all that stuff-it was 40 year old synthesizer and recordings and things like that. And then the next challenge was how do you make the specifics of that the cyclotron and what does that sound like and things like like that so that was where we sort of took more creative license. We took some of the original identifiable Proton Pack sounds and we started using more modern techniques like let's doppler that and make make it sound like it's swirling around. Let's-there's a piece of software called Sound Particles that basically let's us build particle systems much like you would for creating visual effects for fire or water of things like that and you can take a sound and feed it in there and it can create thousands of little sound particles from that sound and then you can have them swirl around and do things that physically we could never actually do but it has this really cool effect so we made a bunch of stuff like that and you know tried to weave it together in a way that felt not just sort of mechanical but almost like musical where it was one thing was becoming another and then another and and another and then it was also just wonderful that was a moment that Jason was like 'I don't want to play music on this so you guys have to make it work with just sound design.' Yeah."
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 35:32-36:42 11/22/2021Ben Eadie says: "At the very beginning of the show, we had shot some stuff out in an industrial area and then afterwards we're shooting the Ecto and in my infinite lack of wisdom, one of the throwers was left behind. The one that belonged in the Ecto. So what I ended up doing out of half panic and half trying to figure it out is as I went to one of the Phoebe packs, forgive me Eric, and I cut the wand off and I taped it onto the hose on the Ecto. I then realized that the problem we had was is that this was like sort of the second set of scenes we'd done so I was okay as far as that modification went. There's only one scene that potentially would come up that would have hat on it and so we spent the rest of the time putting all the wands back but adding that chunk of tape to every hose and every pack so that we had the continuity so it was this sort of backwards scramble thing and I think you're the first people to know about this and Eric's probably thinking like, "Oh my God," but while these things happen."
↑IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 03:15-03:46 7/26/2021Jason Reitman says: "This was one of the first ideas that even came to me was Ecto-1 wheat drifting, you know, and in my head, I had always thought of snowboarding videos and if there was a way th re-create that with a car in a field of wheat—actually a field of barley, you know, for the farm aficionados out there but we wanted to do as much practically on this film as possible and it's really clean when I look at this shot, we rebuilt Ecto-1 from the ground up, put a Corvette engine in it, and made it so we could do these things practically."
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 39:05-39:39 11/22/2021 'Ben Eadie says: "And another one actually that happened and this was this was sort of like the bane of my existence during the Ecto-1 scenes is is that every time that jump seat came out, it it would knock off one of the pieces on the bumper and so each time that you see that come out, imagine that shot taking 20 or 30 more takes and me going in there with CA glue 20 or 30 more times going 'One minute,' gluing stuff together, holding it, they're going 'Okay, ready, go,' and praying that it didn't fall off while they were shooting the next scene."
↑Grove, David (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Links The Original Busters To The Next Generation - And Pays Tribute To A Fallen Hero, SFX Magazine #345, page 32. Future Publishing, UK. Article reads: "One of the great challenges was building a ghostbusting set-piece in sunlight. That has rarely been done before, as the proton beams and ghosts tend to dim and disappear outside during the day. We built the Muncher chase as an afternoon ghost hunt that crescendos at sunset, shooting it piece by piece over the entire filming schedule over multiple towns and sets, setting every corner-turn and proton blast to the right time. It's one of the most complicated pieces of filmmaking I've ever undertaken, and I want to cheer every time I watch it."
↑Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:04:52-1:05:42 12/3/2021Ben Eadie says: "So we're in a chase vehicle and I'm driving this thing going 'oh my God, what's my life come to?' and my worst fears come true but we got the shot right but I'm driving along and it's doing well but this thing's not built to be a high performance vehicle. This thing's made to look good not not drive good. Those can be very very different things so so hard to handle to start with so I'm driving along and and yeah I'm going to tell the story again somewhere. I'm yeah anyway so driving along and I hit a rock and it kind of goes off to the side and I'm like like okay so I adjust I just adjust, hits another rock Underneath and it's underneath the camera truck and it explodes like we're talking flames and and parts and these things, all these things these things are like tens of thousands of dollars I'm like 'I'm so (expletive)."
↑IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 06:19-07:05 7/26/2021Jason Reitman says: "We were talking about Stay Puft and this iconic enormous character that was echoed in some ways through the '89 and '16 films. And we knew we didn't want to do that again. We thought, 'How do we reinvent Stay Puft?' 'What if he was tiny?' And we immediately identified these Gremlin-like creatures who enjoyed watching the world burn. Who were just like curious 5-year-olds that wanted to break everything, who didn't feel pain, and as a result, could truly torture each other. And yes, at this point, it was impaling. It was burning. It was s'mores. Anything we could think of we wanted to do in a Wal-mart when we were 5-year-olds."
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 39:23-39:55 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "What I did was I emailed Jason. I said, "Y'know, can we just at least build one practical one? That bites Grooberson. The one that bites him. We should do that as a little puppet. And he loved it. It's just that we simply ran out of time. They were already shooting the sequence and it's so much work. And my idea was to have-because I know Billy Bryan very well, who built the original Stay Puft, and also performed in it. I said, "Y'know, it'd be great if Bill could just come over to my shop and build that for two weeks. It'd be full circle for him."'
↑Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021Article reads: "Bringing back the terror dogs, also featured in the original, presented a greater challenge. When he came across the soundtrack, Files says, the quality was low fidelity. So he used the original effects as a foundation. "We found sounds and tried to guess what the sources were," he explains. "We guessed they were lions and tigers and started playing with them, augmenting them, and we also put our own voices in, pitched down to blend with the animal sounds"."
↑The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021Carrie Coon says: "Well, they called me and said, "Can you bring all of your childhood photos to set with you?" So I got a collection. I also called my parents and had them send some over. You often have to send your photos in for jobs, but I couldn’t believe the one they chose for the hero shot in the scene. (Laughs.) I was really shocked that that was the choice they made. But it's interesting to think that my childhood photographs will be preserved in this iconic franchise for the rest of time. (Laughs.) It is kind of strange because those memories that I'm looking at on the wall are very real for me, so as an actor, it certainly makes that moment more accessible...Oh gosh, I think that was a college photo. Am I slide-tackling somebody? I love slide-tackling."
↑JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 24:53-25:53 11/12/2021Jason Reitman says: "And the truth is we asked for them, they were able to locate them almost immediately. We zeroed in on the scenes we wanted and we got everything from original dailies to 65 millimeter cloud tank footage that we used for those you know Gozerian clouds and we even found a piece of footage that truly, personally, was lost to history and those were the two takes that I originally was supposed to appear in Ghostbusters '84. I was cut out for reasons that one could possibly never understand and however, I, we scanned them and put them into Ghostbusters: Afterlife thus restoring my six-year-old performance back to where it belongs."
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 16:26-17:18 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The mechanics were designed by Bill Sturgeon who actually worked on the first one at Boss Films. I think he was 21, 22. He actually designed the mechanics for this one but it was all steel and laser cut and milled out. It was-we had a wheel rig underneath that. We could lift him up on and it took about seven puppeteers to bring him to life. But nowadays, not everyone is-they're expecting these weight issues so when we arrived on this temple set, it was beautifully done, but I remember the temple was made out of a certain foam-type with structures of wood in it. It wasn't strong enough to hold the Terror Dogs and nobody had thought of that. It was reinforced overnight."'
↑Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 29:32-30:33, 30:40-30:46 11/25/2021Jason Reitman says: "That's actually an animatronic puppet so when he gets ripped in half, yeah, I remember we had a conversation with the visual effects team and they're like, "All right, we've budgeted a lot for this human body getting ripped in half," and I was like, "Oh, no, no, no, we're doing that practically." "What?" Yeah and I remember like being "Yeah, it's really simple you know it's just going to be like you know we'll draw-we'll draw like a it'll be like it's like a it will make like a head with a body and you'll see her face like in between it and yeah and like," and then I talked to Aryan who's the brilliant you know creature creator who brought the Terror Dogs back to life and he was totally into it and we created this like switch blading mechanism that was a body into and we just filled it with goo and then you just rip it right apart and that was a delight...Well, he got to watch himself get ripped apart which I think was kind of fun, too, you know he actually like got to see his own body rip into which yeah don't we all--"
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 26:27-27:06 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "And I remember a moment in the shop. Y'know, I kinda-after reading the script, it kind of dawned on me, it was kind of missing a human form or skeleton-like ghost that was equally cool or a shout out to the Cabbie Driver in 1984. I emailed Ja-I think I called him or something. We were on the phone about something else and I was 'Y'know, I miss the skeleton like that-' He's like 'You're absolutely right. We need to find a spot somewhere.' And he said 'What can you do?' Let's see what I have lying around and we'll just build something."'
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 27:08-27:55 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "And we didn't know where he was going to appear. At some point he was going to be in the school bus. The school bus driver and at some point he was on the phone with the kids. Like he panned back to the other side of the line and he hanged up the phone. Like they realized they talked to a ghost. There was a bunch of ideas coming around. And eventually Jason was 'I got it! He's at Spinner's Diner-he's at the roller hop' and I'm like 'Ooh, perfect. He's at the counter.' He's like 'Yeah, he's drinking coffee and he was a miner.' It fit because he-I figured it out-he's one of Ivo Shandor's miners. Perfect, it's meant to be. I'm like that's exactly what it needs to be and Danny Glicker did an amazing costume outfit for him and there he was."'
↑Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 29:15-30:12 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "I basically took an old skeleton I had laying around and mechanized him. Tanner White, one of my guys, mechanized the hands. And I think Bill Sturgeon did the eyes. And I built him out of just pieces of old foam latex that were leftover from the Terror Dog. Like little skins and stuff. Sculpted a face for him. And it took three puppeteers on set. He has no legs when he's sitting at the bar stool at the counter and I was underneath the counter with another master puppeteer Ron Binion. Richard Landon puppeteered the eyes off-camera. And then his facial expressions from the brow to the mouth to the jaw even though you don't see him opening up are all cable controlled which I was doing underneath the counter and then Ron was doing the arms and the hands."'
↑Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 15:23-16:20 12/6/2021Francois Audouy says: "And then we also needed a house on stage because the third act which which I'm not going to spoil for everybody but the third act is set at night and the whole gang ends up there and we needed control to be able to shoot it at night with underage actors who are protected you know they can only shoot until like 9 or 10 o'clock at night right so they can't shoot all night long every day so we wanted to-we really needed the control for special effects and for shooting during the day of a stage set at night so that set was completely doubled up as an interior exterior on stage with corn that we had to harvest in southern Alberta and bring up and put on stands and a part of a barn and field the whole deal, lot's and lot's of detail there."
↑Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 4:02-4:34 1/26/2022François Audouy says: "Half of what you see here is actually built twice, built again for the stage and then half of it we're actually moving and moving back to this--to the studio in the couple weeks that we have before between the sets or the week I think that we have between the sets for example, the trees are on metal plates and they just pick them up, they've got plastic plastic leaves, silks we call them, and it all just picked up and then set right onto the sound stage floor and the barn will cut up with a chainsaw basically and put it on a truck and set it up on the sound stage afterwards."'
↑Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 9:11-9:35 1/26/2022François Audouy says: "They have to bring in corn all the way round the outside. Real corn that has to be harvested hundreds of miles away brought in trucks and then attached to basically repositionable little grids that can be moved around the perimeter and also we're putting a barley if you remember the other side has got a barley field and the barley has to become--come in on plywood basically to be set up on that side as well."'
↑Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 38:34-39:04 11/22/2021 'Ben Eadie says: "The thing is that Bill Murray, you love him but like when he'd done acting, he just starts walking off the set and he's stripping down. He'll put things down and you know the the pack will be laying on the floor and his belt will be on the table somewhere so if you're not on them and following them around you're going to lose pieces so you know and when things get put down they, you know, people might be walking past and in this case Bill put down the pack somewhere and somebody kicked it. It knocked a few pieces loose but you know, you come in and glue it."
↑Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021Line reads: "After feeling awkward for the first few days, what finally energized Murray was the chance to improvise again while Venkman lay sprawled with his cohorts beside the vehicle. "Bill is keeping her distracted with talking, while you raise the proton gun," Jason Reitman said, showing the fallen Hudson how he wanted him to slyly slip his neutrona blaster into position. In the script, Venkman decides to taunt Gozer by imagining a far more intimate relationship than the two actually had back in the '80s, with Murray adding new flourishes on every take, only some of which ended up in the finished film. "You know, you wasted a lot of time putting on that make up," he yells. "It's not going to work anymore. You've got a lot of nerve trying to crawl back." "The scene I just did now, it was fun," Murray said afterward. "I got to just say what I wanted to say, and it was always that way. The script was just our jumping off point." As Murray added variations to his insult barrage, Wolfhard, whose character is hiding near the collapsed OGBs, asked Jason Reitman: "Can I laugh?" He suggests maybe that will irritate Gozer even more. The director urges him to keep playing the moment low-key."
↑Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021Line reads: "As they work through their takes, Murray couldn't help but torment his costars a little too. He brushed away some of the dirt and straw on the ground to reveal a rectangular shape beneath Hudson. "Have you got a pad here!?" asked Murray, who did not have one himself. He narrowed his eyes at Hudson and shook his head. "You're soft," he declared. Hudson played it off with a grin. "Nah," he said. "That was for the stunt man!" Then he leaned back and luxuriated in his camouflaged comfort spot."
↑Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021Line reads: "After Jason Reitman called cut, the guys shambled to their feet while the crew prepared a new setup. Hudson rose first and swung around just as Murray began to stand beside him. That's when his proton blaster connected with Murray's frontal lobe. Hudson winced as if he were the one who'd been struck. "I hit him on the head with my gun as he was getting up," he explained to onlooking crew members, as Murray left to get checked by the set medic. The accident slowed things down for a beat. Murray got knocked hard, enough to leave a mark. But he was okay. He returned a few minutes later, playing it up like he was gravely wounded but had valiantly rallied. His young costars went along with the joke. "Yeah, I mean, what's a concussion anyway?" Wolfhard said."
↑Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021Line reads: "Throughout the process, the filmmakers were determined to handle the moment with a sense of awe and respect. Jason Reitman hired Bob Gunton, perhaps best known as the warden from The Shawshank Redemption, to do the performance capture for Egon, saying the seasoned actor brought a strength and presence that radiates through the ethereal glowing effects. Gunton sported the character's high cockatoo hair, but his face was replaced with a digital image of Ramis. Though he didn't have any spoken lines, his silent facial expressions echo in in the ghostly onscreen version of Egon. "
↑Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021Article reads: ""They took the young version of Harold that they had created and then slowly aged him to the age that he would've been in the movie," Reitman said. MPC used the footage featuring Gunton as a start. "From the neck down, it's him,” Zelcs said. They also utilized a scan of Gunton, looking at the facial muscles, the wrinkles and folds, the "tics and squints" that made his skin believable. Zelcs and the MPC team ran into an unexpected roadblock: Egon's hair. "His hair took a long time to get right," Zelcs said. "We got the Harold hair from the 1984 film. It was more about we were given a concept image of what they were aiming for, but it was a hand painted image. It was ambiguous." They wanted it to be reminiscent of the original Egon hairstyle, but it still had to evolve. "We wanted him to feel older and a bit wilder, because he's been living in the farm for so long. It had to be reminiscent of what the actor would be like at that age as well, but it was very much steered towards it needs to be Egon at that age"."
↑Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Logan Kim Interview - YHS Podcast" 24:32-25:13 12/1/2021Logan Kim says: "So it was a mix of of like this marshmallowy substance with cornstarch in it or whatever and it would kind of become Jello almost and they-it was an hour long process and they would glue some to my face all around and then the ecto goggles were not actually there. It was just they were but it was kind of a a separate prop that was covered in the goop so it was just-just the tips hanging out. You could see. They would just put other shaving cream on me so just to add to the effect-it was a-the suit was really moist. Not very comfortable."'
↑Den of Geek "Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Jason Reitman Finally Addresses the Biggest Spoilers in the Movie" 11/22/2021Jason Reitman says: "We had a script for that scene. Apparently the script was unnecessary… That took half a day. Bill came into the movie with his own ideas, and they were brilliant. And I had grown up hearing the stories of Bill improvising, watching him do it live on-set. It was a thrill to watch him in real-time deliver dialogue that was far superior to anything I could’ve come up with in the couple of years of writing this movie. His brain crackles in a different way, and his voice is authentically his and has been so since we first met him. So to hear Venkman come to life in his voice again thrilled the crew, thrilled me, thrilled my Dad, and it made me want to get to editing a quickly as possible. A hundred percent. On every line of Bill's, there was an alternate that was just as good."
↑Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 26:20-27:10 12/9/2021Will Files says: "We got the actual you know piece of production sound and I was like 'Wow, I feel like I'm mixing the original film for a second here and it was fun to-we had to this we added a bunch of sounds there to sort of try to recreate that moment in the film where there was lots of crowd action and there's police sirens and that sort of thing going on and we first put it all in kind of the way we would mix a modern film and it sounded weird up against this older image and older kind of thinner sounding dialogue so we actually ended up kind of filtering the-all the background sounds that we were adding to make it feel like more like the 80 like literally more like the 84 version as if this was you know a whole chunk of the movie that that had been snipped out and dropped into this one."
↑Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 20:20-20:55 11/23/2021Will Files says: "And then the other thing that came out of it was he had some footage he'd shot that that never made it into the film and he also had this little piece of well I shouldn't give too much away but basically he had an idea that he never had a chance to fully realize because we were kind of rushed the first time and he did have enough time because of Covid so so he decided to go and shoot a couple things to augment the pieces he already had so he could create this moment at the end of the credits that set up an idea that he had."