Ghostbusters Wiki
Advertisement
Ghostbusters Wiki


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.

To see coverage of teaser, trailers, TV spots, Vignettes: Click here.

Synopsis

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.[4]

Read Here Before Editing this Page

Because of the nature of this page, only administrators can edit currently. However suggesting content to be added can be done on Talk:Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Citing must be done for anything posted. Rumors should not be posted on this site.

Studio

  • Columbia Pictures

Crew

Script Writers:
Jason Reitman
Gil Kenan

Director:
Jason Reitman

Producer:
Ivan Reitman

Music:
Rob Simonsen

The rest of the credits can be seen here.

Characters

All Characters are listed as they first appear in the film

Main Characters

Returning Characters

Minor Characters

Entities

Equipment

Vehicles

Items

Environmental/Terms

Events

Places/Locations

Plot Synopsis

Known Movie Scripts

  • Rust City - 2018/Spring 2019
  • Rust City - July 4, 2019 (Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan collaboration)[5]

Development

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."[6]

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.[7]

On July 20, 2017, during the Ghostbusters 101 panel, Ivan Reitman reaffirmed there is a new live action film also in the works.[8]

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.[9][10][11][12]

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.[13] The movie went by the codename "Rust City."[14] 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.[15] It was added the four leads would be two boys and two girls.[16]

On January 16, 2019, the Teaser Trailer was released through Entertainment Weekly. [17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

On January 25, 2019, Exhibitor Relations and Variety reported Sony set a release date of July 10, 2020.[20][21]

On January 26, 2019, Jason Reitman confirmed the release date for the film is July 10, 2020.[22] Audition videos for 12 year old actress Sarah Abbott and a transcript surfaced.[23]

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.[24] 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."[25]

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.[26][27]

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.[28]

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.[29] Jason Reitman quoted a tweet about the report and the added detail the family has mysterious ties to the 1984 movie.[30]

On March 9, 2019, it was reported Eric Steelberg joined as the cinematographer.[31]

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.[32] It was also reported that Tom Reta is the supervising art director and Sheena Duggal is the visual effects supervisor.[33]

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.[34]

On March 29, 2019, Mckenna Grace was announced to star in the movie.[35] Jason Reitman confirmed Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Finn Wolfhard will portray the new family.[36]

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.[37][38]

On April 5, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a shelf with Cadillac hearse parts.[39]

On April 18, 2019, it was reported Danny Glicker joined the crew as the costume designer.[40]

On May 10, 2019, it was reported Arjen Tuiten joined the make-up department.[41]

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."[42][43] Aykroyd also mentioned a new draft of the script was almost done.[44]

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.[45]

On June 7, 2019, in an interview, Sigourney Weaver confirmed she would be reprising her role supposedly reuniting with Murray and Aykroyd.[46]

On June 8, 2019, it was confirmed that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver have all read the current script.[47][48] Jason Reitman commented he wants to "recreate the feeling of '80s movies" that could be both scary and funny.[49] 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.[50][51] 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.[52]

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."[53][54]

On June 17, 2019, it was reported art director Bill Ives and 2nd unit director Brian Smrz joined the crew.[55]

On June 21, 2019, Mckenna Grace commented on her casting and revealed she learned of it during a Skype session with Jason Reitman.[56]

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.[57]

On June 27, 2019, it was reported Paul Rudd was in final negotiations to join the cast in the role of a teacher.[58] A video with Rudd was posted to confirm the casting and it was mentioned he films in the fall.[59]

On June 29, 2019, it was reported stunt coordinator Guy Bewes joined the crew.[60]

On July 8, 2019, it was announced Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim signed onto the cast.[61]

On July 12, 2019, it was reported set decorator Pat Healy, location scout Jason Nolan, and production coordinator Darin Wilson joined the crew.[62] Jason Reitman posted a close up photo of a tire on a Cadillac hearse.[63]

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.[64]

On August 14, 2019, it was reported Bokeem Woodbine joined the cast and will play a character named Sheriff Domingo.[65]

On August 27, 2019, Ernie Hudson confirmed he is in the cast.[66]

On September 12, 2019, Dan Aykroyd confirmed he will be part of the cast.[67]

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.[68][69]

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."[70]

On September 15, 2019, a fan ran into Ernie Hudson in downtown Calgary.[71]

On September 21, 2019, it was reported Murray, Aykroyd and Weaver were spotted having dinner at a hotel in Calgary recently.[72] 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."[73]

On September 23, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a close up of what appears to be the cover of Tobin's Spirit Guide.[74]

On October 19, 2019, during an appearance in Italy, Bill Murray confirmed he was in the movie.[75]

On November 6, 2019, it was reported Oliver Cooper has a role in the cast.[76]

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.[77]

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.[78]

On December 2, 2019, the British Board of Film Classification published information about the first trailer and confirmed the title is Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[79]

On December 5, 2019, concept artist and painter Wayne Haag admitted he worked on the movie.[80]

Continues in Online Coverage section

Filming

Preproduction

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.[81] Jason Robbins posted two behind the scenes clips from the filming of the teaser.[82]

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.[83]

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.[84]

On April 17, 2019, Eric Steelberg was location scouting in Calgary with Jason Reitman.[85]

On April 29, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo parked outside a farm or ranch gate in Calgary.[86]

On May 23, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Francois Audouy's boots amid scouting.[87]

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.[88][89]

On January 23, 2020, it was revealed Murray agreed to read the script in Spring 2019.[90]

On December 1, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a July 4, 2019 draft sent to Bill Murray.[91]

On December 2, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo from the first time Logan Kim tried on the Ecto Goggles.[92]

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.[93]

On December 21, 2021, Brynn Metheney posted an initial concept design of the Mini-Puft dated March 1, 2019.[94]

On January 27, 2021, Brynn Metheney posted storyboards of the Mini-Pufts in Walmart.[95]

On January 30, 2021, Ozzy Inguanzo posted photos of boards posted with reference photos and concepts.[96]

On January 31, 2022, Brynn Metheney posted concept art of Bug-Eye Ghost.[97]

On March 4, 2022, Jonathan Opgenhaffen posted concept art of the Mini-Pufts.[98]

Principal Photography

On January 15, 2019, it was mentioned there are plans to start principal photography in a few months.[99] Filming is reported to start summer 2019.[100]

On February 12, 2019, a start date of May 13, 2019 was reported.[101]

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.[102]

On March 24, 2019, it was reported filming in Calgary is set to finish on October 11.[103]

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.[104]

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.[105]

On June 4, 2019, it was reported that filming in Calgary would take place from July 14 to October 7.[106]

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.[107]

On July 4, 2019, it was announced "Rust City" would be filming the town of Crossfield from July 26 to August 24.[108]

On July 12, 2019, Finn Wolfhard was interviewed on the set of the movie and he appears to have started filming already.[109] 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.[110]

On July 13, 2019, Logan Kim posted a photo from the set of himself with Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Celeste O'Connor.[111]

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.[112] Jason Reitman was seen on 13th Ave.[113] Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon were seen filming a scene.[114]

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.[115][116]

On July 22, 2019, it was reported filming would take place in Fort Macleod from August 8 to August 13.[117]

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.[118]

On July 30, 2019, Paul Rudd was spotted at W.G. Murdoch School. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Bill Murray were sighted, too.[119][120] 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.[121][122]

On July 31, 2019, Ivan and Jason Reitman were seen at the W.G. Murdoch set.[123]

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.[124] 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.[125]

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.[126] Dan Aykroyd was seen on a Calgary set.[127] A Stay Puft Marshmallows ad was sighted at a set.[128]

On August 3, 2019, a photo of the Summerville County Sheriff Department exterior was posted.[129]

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.[130]

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.[131]

On August 9, 2019, photos from the Fort Macleod shoot were posted.[132][133] Photos of Ecto-1 were also posted.[134][135] Video was taken of Ecto-1 being driven.[136] Eric Steelberg posted a photo of a Panavision camera.[137]

On August 10, 2019, an Ecto-1 driving scene at the Fort Macleod shoot was posted and it involved an explosion and crash.[138] 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.[139] Two more photos and a video was posted from the Ecto-1 filming which appeared to involve Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard in flightsuits.[140]

On August 12, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of a slimed stop sign.[141]

On August 13, 2019, it was reporting filming was also being done in the Village of Beiseker.[142]

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.[143]

On August 17, 2019, photos of the Ecto-1 were posted. There are two on the set.[144] A video of the stunt Ecto-1 was posted.[145] A photo of crew setting up with a stunt double by Ecto-1 was posted.[146]

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.[147]

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.[148]

On August 20, 2019, a derelict house and a barn built on farmland was spotted in Alberta.[149] The entrance to the lot was marked with hand written signs about the dead rising and the end of the world.[150]

On August 21, 2019, another photo of the farmland set was posted.[151] Eric Steelberg posted a photo of a crash cam.[152]

On August 22, 2019, a set piece for Summerville Middle School was found.[153]

On August 23, 2019, the farmland set was found "15 minutes south of Calgary" and more photos were posted.[154][155] While driving through Dorothy on their way to Medicine Hat, onlookers saw an Ecto-1 scene being filmed.[156] 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.[157]

On August 24, 2019, the two Ecto-1 cars were seen filming again in Dorothy.[158] The Summerville post office was clarified to be in Drumheller.[159] A giant Greetings From Oklahoma sign was also found.[160]

On August 25, 2019, photos of the two Ecto-1 cars were posted.[161] More photos of the farmland set was posted.[162]

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.[163][164]

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.[165] Location Manager Bruce Brownstein posted a shooting call flier marking August 27 as Day 31 of 62 of filming.[166]

On August 28, 2019, more photos of Ecto-1 driving scenes and the Summerville set in Drumheller was posted.[167]

On August 30, 2019, it was reported sets were being dismantled by the crew.[168] It was also reported the sets in Beiseker were being torn down the other day, including the Spinners Roller Hop.[169]

On September 4, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a camera plot.[170]

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.[171]

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.[172]

On September 10, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a photo of mud trails.[173]

On September 11, 2019, Nathan Orloff did some work at Sony Pictures Studios.[174]

On September 20, 2019, Jason Reitman commemorated day 50 with a mystery graphic.[175]

On September 26, 2019, it was reported filming was taking place at a Walmart in Deerfoot City.[176]

On September 28, 2019, location manager Bruce Brownstein posted a close up photo of a package of Stay Puft Marshmallows.[177]

On September 30, 2019, Jason Reitman posted a bts photo of the crew during a night shoot.[178]

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.[179] Eric Steelberg marked Day 60 of filming by posting a photo standing in front of a blue screen with a breathing mask on.[180]

On October 5, 2019, a wrap party was held.[181][182]

On October 7, 2019, Eric Steelberg marked October 7 as Day 61 of filming.[183] It was reported filming was taking place in the Calgary Central Library.[184]

On October 8, 2019, Logan Kim posted a photo of himself with Finn Wolfhard and Celeste O'Connor on a set.[185]

On October 9, 2019, Pamela Goldammer, a SFX Makeup Artist, wrapped work on the movie before midnight.[186]

On October 17, 2019, Eric Steelberg recorded October 17 as Day 68 of 62 and got "last day vibes."[187] Bruce Brownstein announced principal had wrapped.[188] On the October 17 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Paul Rudd revealed he finished filming his scenes about two weeks ago.[189]

On October 18, 2019, a group photo from the wrap at the Calgary Film Centre was posted.[190][191]

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.[192]

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.[193]

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.[194]

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.[195]

On September 16, 2020, Jason Reitman posted an old photo of an Ecto-1 in sections.[196]

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.[197][198]

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.[199]

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.[200] Another brief snippet of the actors on the bed of the car was posted.[201] A photo of a Shandor Mining Company warning sign was posted.[202]

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.[203]

On November 23, 2021, Mckenna Grace posted a photo of herself in costume as Phoebe between filming.[204] A short clip from principal was posted to demonstrate how Lite Gear was utilized in a scene that involves Proton Streams.[205]

On November 25, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a cast and crew photo at the second Farmhouse set.[206] It was revealed Ivan Reitman stood in as Egon in some shots.[207] Mckenna Grace posted a 34 second video of how she geeked out between takes.[208]

On November 26, 2021, Jason Reitman revealed Ivan Reitman stood in for one insert shot.[209]

On November 27, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Terror Dog pieces.[210]

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.[211]

On November 30, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a photo of Mckenna Grace sitting in the dry ice smoke between takes in the Farmhouse.[212]

On December 2, 2021, Jason Reitman posted a (temporary) Instagram story with a photo of the Shandor Mining Company truck.[213] Belle Aykroyd, one of Dan Aykroyd's daughters, posted photos and one video from behind the scenes on several sets.[214]

On December 9, 2021, Eric Steelberg posted photos of Ecto-1 and the chase car after filming the barley field scene.[215]

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.[216]

On February 4, 2022, Mckenna Grace posted several behind the scenes photos and videos.[217]

On February 5, 2022, Logan Kim posted a behind the scenes photo of him, covered in marshmallow, standing in front of the Ghostbusters at the Farmhouse studio set.[218]

Post Production

On October 29, 2019, it was reported a mine set was being taken down inside the Calgary Film Centre.[219]

On May 9, 2020, Avid shared a photo of Will Files, a re-recording mixer, working on the movie.[220][221]

On August 16, 2020, before a screening of Ghostbusters at Sony Pictures Studios, Jason Reitman mentioned Afterlife is in the midst of being finished.[222]

On October 5, 2020, Jason Reitman posted from the Sony lot hinting at directing.[223] Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim were also present.[224] O'Connor and Kim each posted a photo of themselves with Element skateboards from the recently announced Ghostbusters line.[225][226]

On October 6, 2020, it was noted Finn Wolfhard was also on the Sony lot.[227]

On October 8, 2020, the Ecto-1 used in Afterlife was seen at the Sony lot.[228]

On October 12, 2020, Jason Reitman posted a photo from a scoring session at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures.[229] Curt Sobel posted a photo with his editors.[230]

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.[231]

On October 15, 2020, Curt Sobel posted photos from Day 3 of the brass players.[232]

On October 24, 2020, Curt Sobel went to a scoring session that started in the morning.[233]

On November 9, 2020, Curt Sobel noted the day was "filled to the brim with scoring and final mixing" Afterlife.[234]

On November 16, 2020, Curt Sobel drove to Sony at 6 am to continue mixing until sunset after work on the weekend.[235]

On November 20, 2020, Jason Reitman a posted photo of everyone toasting to the No Ghost Logo, indicating mixing was done.[236] He later added a message, hinting the movie's runtime was two hours.[237] 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.[238] 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 2]

On November 21, 2020, Nate Orloff reflected on wrapping on the final mix.[239]

On December 4, 2020, Jason Reitman reflected on completing work on Afterlife.[240]

On November 13, 2021, it was revealed Jason Reitman did post production tweaks up until September 2021. Halfway through the screening in October at CinemaCon, Ivan Reitman leaned in to Jason Reitman and advised him to cut a few frames off a shot. The movie was opened back up and a few changes were made.[241]

Scenes

Scenes broken down per unnamed chapters from the original 2022 Blu-ray and DVDs releases. These Articles are image intensive.

Deleted Scenes

Screenings

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.[242]

On April 13, 2021, another screening was held on the Sony lot. Jason Reitman shared a photo with Ernie Hurdson.[243]

On May 7, 2021, Dan Aykroyd toasted Jason Reitman in a tweet and seemingly confirmed he had seen the movie.[244]

On August 23, 2021, the movie was screened to theater owners in attendance at the Sony panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.[245]

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.[246]

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.[247][248]

On October 8, 2021, those in attendance at the New York Comic Con panel were treated to a surprise screening of the movie.[249]

On October 29, 2021, two special posters done by Mike Sandoval for the screening at Morelia Film Festival were revealed.[250]

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.[251]

On November 8, 2021, a private publicity screening was held at the iPic Theaters in Los Angeles and it was hosted by Mckenna Grace.[252]

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.[253]

On November 10, 2021, AMC announced its MacGuffins Bar will serve a themed drink named "The Ghost Trap," made with premium Crystal Head Vodka.[254]

On November 15, 2021, photos from the red carpent event in New York City were posted.[255][256][257]

On November 30, 2021, photos of commemorative movie tickets for the Japan theatrical run was posted.[258]

On January 29, 2022, it was reported those attending IMAX screenings in Japan starting February 4 will receive Valentine's Day cards featuring the Mini-Pufts.[259]

Promotion

Teaser

On January 16, 2019, the Teaser Trailer was released through Entertainment Weekly. [260]

Images

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.[261]

On June 6, 2019, the movie was promoted at Licensing Expo 2019 with "Summer 2020" and a display of a dilapidated Ecto-1.[262]

On December 6, 2019, a poster was also released online.[263] 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.[264]

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.[265]

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.[266]

On March 20, 2020, Eric Reich posted a photo of an Afterlife billboard.[267]

On May 9, 2021, Sony Pictures posted a still of Trevor working on the family car while Callie and Phoebe sat on the roof.[268]

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.[269]

On August 19, 2021, a behind the scenes photo of Jason Reitman holding a camera during filming was posted.[270]

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.[271]

On September 19, 2021, as part of a fall movie preview, the New York Times posted a still of Trevor working on Ecto-1.[272]

On September 22, 2021, the domestic poster was released with a tagline, "Discover the past, protect the future" on official social media posts.[273] The international poster was also released.[274]

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.[275]

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.[276]

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.[277]

On September 30, 2021, Logan Kim posted a still of Podcast in Ecto-1 in "celebration" of International Podcast Day.[278]

On October 11, 2021, Cinemark released a new poster of Ecto-1 in Summerville.[279]

On October 18, 2021, a new poster was released in conjunction with a new international trailer.[280]

On November 1, 2021, IMAX released its poster for Afterlife.[281]

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.[282]

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.[283][284]

On November 13, 2021, a poster for Dolby Cinema was revealed.[285]

Print Coverage

On October 29, 2019, EMPIRE revealed the 2020 preview issue will include coverage for the movie and releases on October 31.[286]

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.[287]

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.[288][289]

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.[290]

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.[291]

On October 6, 2021, excerpts from this month's feature in SFX Magazine issue was posted.[292]

On October 11, 2021, Jason Reitman revealed the subscriber cover to Total Film's November issue. It features the R.T.V. device.[293]

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.[294]

On October 13, 2021, 3 stills and an excerpt from Total Film's November 2021 issue was released.[295][296]

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 February 21, 2022, it was revealed the April 2022 issue of EMPIRE included a breakdown of some secrets, Easter eggs, and callbacks.[297]

Online Coverage

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."[298]

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.[299]

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.[300]

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."[301]

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.[302]

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.[303]

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.[304]

On March 12, 2020, Tim Rothman stated he has no plans to delay Sony's other films, including Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[305]

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.[306]

On March 25, 2020, Arjen Tuiten posted a photo teasing a practical effect with blue ectoplasm.[307] Regal Cinemas posted activity sheets with a first look at a Mini Puft.[308]

On March 30, 2020, the movie's theatrical release was announced to be postponed to March 5, 2021[309]

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.[310]

On April 19, 2020, Jason Reitman credited Dave Shukan and David Kwong for puzzle consulting for the movie.[311]

On May 14, 2020, on Ellen, Bill Murray commented on the movie and confirmed Rick Moranis will not be reprising his role.[312]

On June 10, 2020, it was reported the movie will also be shown in IMAX.[313]

On June 25, 2020, Ernie Hudson indicated the surviving original cast would be back in the flightsuits.[314]

On July 31, 2020, it was confirmed Bokeem Woodbine portrays a local sheriff named Domingo following a report back in August.[315]

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.[316] 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.[317]

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."[318]

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.[319]

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.[320]

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.[321]

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."[322]

On October 21, 2020, it was announced the theatrical release date was moved to June 11, 2021.[323]

On December 16, 2020, an interview with Gil Kenan was released. He spoke about the atmosphere during writing.[324]

On December 25, 2020, the description for a life-sized Slimer statue mentioned he will appear in Afterlife.[325]

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.[326]

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.[327]

On January 21, 2021, it was announced the theatrical release date was moved to November 11, 2021.[328]

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.[329]

On February 17, 2021, the movie was officially rated PG-13 for "supernatural action and suggestive material."[330]

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.[331][332]

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.[333]

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.[334]

On August 3, 2021, it was revealed Tested will have several episodes that go behind the scenes of Afterlife when it was in production.[335]

On September 1, 2021, it was announced the theatrical release date was pushed one week from November 11 to November 19, 2021.[336] The first episode of Tested on the set of Afterlife was released and featured Ecto-1.[337]

On September 14, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[338]

On September 15, 2021, the second episode of Tested on the set of Afterlife was released and featured the interior of the Farmhouse.[339]

On September 16, 2021, Sigourney Weaver praised Jason Reitman and hinted at the legacy and surprises in the movie.[340]

On October 6, 2021, the third episode of Tested featured Adam Savage using the Proton Pack prop used by Phoebe in the movie to build his own.[341] 117 photos of the prop were posted to the Tested site.[342]

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.[343]

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.[344]

On October 18, 2021, the fifth episode of Tested featured Adam Savage examining the equipment props.[345]

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.[346] 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.[347]

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.[348] 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.[349][350] Allie Weber teased work on an upcoming Tested episode.[351]

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.[352]

On November 2, 2021, the seventh episode of Tested featured Adam Savage talking to VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro.[353] Early screenings on November 17 were confirmed.[354]

On November 3, 2021, Jason Reitman mentioned there are easter eggs the props department inserted that he's still finding out about.[355]

On November 7, 2021, an interview with Paul Rudd was posted.[356]

On November 10, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman and Eric Steelberg was posted.[357]

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.[358]

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.[359]

On November 17, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was posted. She admitted the hardest part of filming the movie was staying so stoic.[360]

On November 18, 2021, articles with comments from Jason Reitman and the cast was posted.[361][362] A Tested episode was posted with Adam Savage revealed he was behind the Aztec Death Whistle prop and showed its creation in his shop.[363] An interview with Rob Simonsen was posted.[364]

On November 19, 2021, an interview with Ernie Hudson was posted.[365] Wayne Haag posted concept art.[366][367][368] 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.[369] An interview with Gil Kenan was posted.[370] An interview with Mckenna Grace was posted.[371]

On November 20, 2021, Wayne Haag posted more concept art.[372] An interview with Dan Aykroyd was posted.[373]

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.[374]

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.[375] An article about the day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson filmed was released.[376] 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.[377] An interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[378]

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.[379] Tested posted an interview between Adam Savage and Jason Reitman at Ghost Corps, where the movie's script was written.[380] An interview with Will Files and Rob Simonsen was posted.[381]

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.[382] An interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[383] An interview with Ernie Hudson was posted.[384]

On November 25, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[385]

On November 27, 2021, an interview with Mckenna Grace was posted.[386]

On November 29, 2021, Jason Reitman posted photos of the temple miniature set.[387] An interview with Arjen Tuiten was posted.[388]

On December 1, 2021, an interview with Logan Kim was posted.[389] An interview with Dana E. Glauberman, ACE, and Nate Orloff was posted.[390]

On December 3, 2021, an interview with Ben Eadie was posted.[391]

On December 6, 2021, an interview with Francois Audouy was posted.[392]

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.[393]

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.[394]

On December 23, 2021, an 8 minute video about practical effects was posted.[395]

On December 30, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[396]

On January 6, 2022, a Tested episode was posted of Jason Reitman discussing Egon.[397]

On December 20, 2021, an interview with Sarah Natochenny was posted.[398]

On January 11, 2022, an article about special makeup & live action creature effects was posted.[399]

On January 12, 2022, a Tested episode featuring the Costume Department was posted.[400]

On January 14, 2022, a VFX feature for several movies was posted with the MPC team commenting on the making of the Mini-Pufts.[401]

On January 19, 2022, a Tested episode featured a Farmhouse set visit featuring Supervising Location Manager Bruce Brownstein.[402]

On January 20, 2022, an interview with Danielle Kennedy was posted. Kennedy's audition video was played during the interview.[403]

On January 21, 2022, an interview with Arjen Tuiten was posted.[404]

On January 22, 2022, an interview with Danielle Kennedy was posted.[405]

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.[406]

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.[407] An interview with Brynn Metheney was posted.[408]

On January 28, 2022, an interview with Brynn Metheney, Francois Audouy, and Art and Making of the Movie writer Ozzy Inguanzo was posted.[409]

On January 31, 2022, a new segment started on the Ghostbusters YouTube channel. Each week in February, Ben Eadie, will explore a different aspect of the team's gear. The first video released is of Jason Reitman and Ben discussing the R.T.V.'s genesis and accidental destruction on set.[410]

On February 1, 2022, an episode of Tested was posted featuring a visit to the Art Department.[411]

On February 2, 2022, an interview with Logan Kim was posted.[412]

On February 7, 2022, Ben Eadie posted the first part of his R.T.V. rebuild.[413]

On February 9, 2022, an episode of Tested was posted featuring a look at the movie's practical effects.[414]

On February 21, 2022, part two of Ben Eadie's R.T.V. rebuild was posted.[415]

On March 2, 2022, an interview with David Eaton was posted. Jason Reitman consulted with Eaton about earthquakes in May 2019 on a Sunday at the University of Calgary.[416]

On March 7, 2022, the Maker Mondays video featured a conversion of the Hasbro P.K.E. Shocker into a screen accurate P.K.E. Meter.[417]

On March 21, 2022, the Maker Mondays video featured Ben Eadie taking the rebuilt R.T.V. to the Sony lot.[418]

Trailer/Clips Advertising

For coverage of teasers, trailers, online spots, vignettes, TV Spots for the film, see Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Advertising article.

For coverage of promotion and advertising for the film, see Ghostbusters: Afterlife Advertising article.

For coverage of tie-in promotion and advertising for the film, see Ghostbusters: Afterlife Tie-In Advertising article.

Promotional Events

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.[419][420]

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.[421]

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.[422]

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.[423] 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,[424] Ecto-1 on the road,[425] an image of a Trap opening,[426] an image of Egon's thrower firing,[427] a gif of Logan Kim's character Podcast trying to pry open a Trap in class,[428] and Ecto-1 parked outside the Farmhouse at night.[429] 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.[430]

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.[431]

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.[432]

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.[433]

On October 8, 2021, summaries of the New York Comic Con panel were posted.[434][435]

On October 9, 2021, a virtual interview with some of the new cast was posted.[436] A virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Celeste O'Connor was posted.[437]

On October 10, 2021, a virtual interview with Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon was posted.[438] A virtual interview with some of the new cast was posted.[439]

On October 11, 2021, the 28 minute New York Comic Con panel was posted officially.[440]

On October 14, 2021, a virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace was posted.[441] A virtual interview with Gil Kenan was posted.[442]

On October 15, 2021, a virtual interview with Ernie Hudson was posted.[443]

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.[444]

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.[445] Summaries of Jason Reitman's appearance at the Morelia Film Festival was posted.[446][447]

On November 2, 2021, more photos of Jason Reitman at the Morelia Film Fest were posted.[448]

On November 9, 2021, a virtual interview with Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace from New York Comic Con was posted.[449]

On November 10, 2021, a virtual interview with Paul Rudd and Callie Coon from New York Comic Con was posted.[450] An Ecto-1 replica used in Italy for promotional events was stolen.[451]

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.[452]

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.[453][454]

On November 19, 2021, an interview with Jason and Ivan Reitman was posted.[455]Sony Mexico held a drone light show.[456]

On November 23, 2021, an interview with Jason Reitman was posted.[457] In an interview, Logan Kim revealed Podcast's real name is in the script but it was decided to not be revealed.[458]

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.[459]

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.[460]

On December 19, 2021, an Ecto-1 drove around Sydney to promote Afterlife in Australia.[461]

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.[462]

On January 31, 2022, a preview of a promotional event at Shinagawa Prince Hotel was posted.

On February 10, 2022, a preview of the promotional menu at The Vegan Marshmallooow was revealed.

Television

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.[463]

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.[464]

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.[465]

On October 11, 2021, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace appeared on the Today Show and a new clip was shown.[466] 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.[467]

On October 21, 2021, it was revealed Paul Rudd will promote Afterlife on The Graham Norton Show on November 5.[468]

On October 25, 2021, it was revealed Ernie Hudson and Mckenna Grace will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday, October 29.[469]

On Octber 27, 2021, during the Hasbro Pulse Premium live stream, a few seconds of Phoebe shooting at Muncher inside of the mining company building were shown during the Hasbro Haslab Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack reveal.

On October 28, 2021, a preview of the October 29 Kelly Clarkson Show episode was posted.[470]

On October 29, 2021, segements on The Kelly Clarkson Show with Ernie Hudson and Mckenna Grace were posted.[471][472]

On November 4, 2021, Jason and Ivan Reitman appeared on This Morning.[473][474]

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.[475]

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.[476]

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.[477] 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.[478] A 8:03 and 3:42 clip from the Tonight Show segment with Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson was posted.[479][480] A 3:31 clip of Paul Rudd's segment on The Late Show talking about Ghostbusters and Harold Ramis was posted.[481]

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.[482][483] 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.[484][485][486] Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Rudd, and Mckenna Grace will appear on CBS Mornings's November 17 episode.[487]

On November 17, 2021, the 8 minute interview on CBS Mornings was posted.[488]

On November 19, 2021, a 5:30 clip from Paul Rudd's appearance on the Late Night with Seth Meyers was posted.[489] A 7:11 clip from Mckenna Grace's appearance on The View was posted.[490]

Games

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.[491]

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.[492]

On November 3, 2021, it was announced the Dreams video game would have a Ghostbusters: Afterlife level until February 28, 2022.[493]

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.[494][495]

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.[496]

Restaurant Chains

On Septemebr 30, 2021, Dunkin' Donuts South Korea uploaded a promo for its Afterlife tie-in starting October 21.[497]

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.[498]

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.[499]

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.[500]

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.[501][502][503][504][505][506]

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.[507][508]

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.[509]

On December 31, 2021, Baskin-Robbins announced a promotion in Australia with the Toasted Marshmallow Ghost Cup.[510]

On January 1, 2022, Baskin-Robbins Australia revealed a Mini-Puft Mayhem mobile game that allows customers to hunt ghosts for discounts near stores.[511]

Foreign Markets

Coverage on Foreign Markets can be found here.

Budget

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.[512]

On August 7, 2019, the chief administrative officer of Fort Macleod, Sue Keenan, referred to Afterlife as a "$170 million dollar-plus production."[513] The figure was later stated to be incorrect.[Note 3]

On November 17, 2021, it was reported the budget before print and advertising costs was $75 million.[514]

Box Office

On November 17, 2021, it was predicted Ghostbusters: Afterlife would earn between $28 to $30 million at the domestic box office.[515]

No November 19, 2021, it was reported Thursday previews garnered $4.5 million at the box office.[516]

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.[517]

On November 27, 2021, it was reported Ghostbusters: Afterlife was on track to earn a total of $88.5 million at the box office.[518]

On November 28, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 2 was $115.8 million.[519]

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.[520]

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.[521]

On December 20, 2021, it was reported the box office total after week 5 was $173.6 million.[522]

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.[523]

On January 10, 2022, it was reported the domestic box office total after week 8 was $125,064,125.[524]

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.[525]

On February 5, 2022, it was reported the domestic box office total after week 11 was projected to reach $128,357,659.[526]

On February 7, 2022, it was reported the total box office was shy of $197 million.[527]

On February 14, 2022, it was reported the total box office in Japan was 207 million Yen.[528]

On April 16, 2022, it was reported the total domestic box office was near $129 million and the total box office overall was $204 million.[529]

Merchandise

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.[530]

On January 2, 2020, a list of upcoming merchandise was posted, some with fake names, and a tentative April 2020 release window.[531]

On January 15, 2020, an invitation to a Hasbro preview event for the Toy Fair in February included the No Ghost logo for Afterlife.[532]

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.[533]

On February 21, 2020, initial info and photos of the Hasbro toy line was released.[534]

On February 22, 2020, more photos of the Hasbro toy line on display at Toy Fair were posted.[535]

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.[536]

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.[537]

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.[538]

On April 3, 2020, a photo of a Halmark ornament of Ecto-1 and a mobile Trap was posted.[539]

On June 10, 2020, a San Diego Comic Con/Funko listing included a "Mini Puft with weight" under Pop! Movies.[540]

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.[541]

On October 31, 2020, leaked images for a LEGO Ecto-1 based on the Afterlife version were posted.[542]

On November 5, 2020, LEGO issued a press release for the Afterlife: Ecto-1 Playset.[543]

On November 13, 2020, a new Ectotron toy was announced and is based on the Ecto-1 in Afterlife and now comes with a second figure, of Muncher from the movie.[544]

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.[545] Hasbro went live with Plasma Series Mini Pufts pre-orders on Hasbro Pulse.[546] Hallmark revealed its Mini Pufts Keepsake Ornament.[547]

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.[548]

On June 25, 2021, a 15 second time lapse video of Vochelle Yum's design for her exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirt was posted.[549]

On June 26, 2021, behind the scenes photos of Stuart Reeves working on the design for his exclusive Mini Pufts T-shirt was posted.[550]

On June 27, 2021, it was reported Kroger has started offering four Afterlife designs for cakes, including Mini Pufts and Muncher.[551]

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.[552]

As of August 31, 2021, A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever went live on Amazon for pre-order.

As of September 2, 2021, Ghostbusters: Afterlife: The Art and Making of the Movie went live on Amazon for pre-order.

On October 7, 2021, Jason Reitman announced a "12 Days of Afterlife" NFT event.[553]

On November 5, 2021, AMC Theatres revealed the full line of exclusive Afterlife merchandise it will be offering for sale.[554]

On November 11, 2021, official accounts on both Twitter and Instagram under the handle of @DrinkHiC were created. The banner image promotes Afterlife.[555]

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.[556]

On February 4, 2022, photos of Japan-exlusive theater merchandise was posted.[557]

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.[558] "Lab Partners" and "Mini-Pufts" were the two songs posted.[559][560]

On November 17, 2021, it was revealed Mckenna Grace's first single "Haunted House" plays during the end credits.[561]

For more information, see Ghostbusters: Afterlife Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Home Entertainment Releases

For more information, see Ghostbusters: Afterlife Home Entertainment Releases

Television Broadcast

Accolades

On December 21, 2021, BRON Studios revealed Afterlife was on the Academy Awards Shortlist for Best Visual Effects.[562]

On January 14, 2022, Afterlife made two longlists for British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Visual Effects and Sound awards.[563]

On January 20, 2022, it was announced Afterlife is eligible for the Oscars' Best Film category.[564]

On January 24, 2022, it was announced Afterlife was nominated Fantasy Feature Film category for the Art Directors Guild's 26th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.[565]

On February 3, 2022, it was announced Afterlife was nominated for Best Special Visual Effects for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.[566]

On February 22, 2022, Mckenna Grace was nominated for Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie for Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the 2022 Critics Choice Super Awards.[567]

Sequel

On April 25, 2022, Tom Rothman announced a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife was in the works.[568]

See Also

Trivia

References in Movie

  • The first people whom Jason Reitman showed the Afterlife script to were the surviving members of Harold Ramis's family.[569]
  • 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.[570]
  • 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".[571]
  • 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 4]
  • Other unused ghost concepts include a Dimetrodon ghost, an ornery school teacher, and cosmic terrors inspired by the Lovecraft mythos.[572]
  • The Sentinel Terror Dog started out as a different character. Francois Audouy asked Brynn Metheney to design a "Terror Dog Minotaur." She suggested the name "Sentinel" based on Dungeons and Dragons. It was a guardian and an "in-between" creature.[573][574]
  • The first assembly cut of the movie had a run time of two hours and 56 minutes.[575][576][577]
  • Everyone in the cast got a wrap gift, a custom Ghost Trap that turns on and off and its holder has the actor's name on it.[578]
  • 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.[579]
  • 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.[580]
  • Even noise was sampled from the original score's multi-track recording. At a loud enough volume, viewers can hear a noise floor shift.[581]
  • The mountain was inspired by Castle Butte, a freestanding mesa in the Big Muddy Badlands of Saskatchewa and a relic from the Ice Age.[582]
  • A photogrammetry model was done of Castle Butte then the visual effects team scaled it up, modified it, and digitally composited it into shots in the movie.[583]
  • Bob Gunton was the primary actor who portrayed Egon in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[584]
  • 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.[585]
  • 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 die for the Ivan Reitman easter egg was made at Cornfield Customs then technician Pete Watkins pounded it out using old school techniques.[586]
  • There were only three left in existence of the truck bed chosen by Jason Reitman for Egon's Shandor Mining Company truck. The team made a replica based on pictures they could find. [587]
  • Parts of the Shandor truck have panels replicated with "Oh So Soft Aluminum" for the stunt. On cue, the technicians would trigger a hidden mechanism wirelessly to suck in the panel at the moment when Zuul is scripted to ram the side of the truck. At the same time, the stunt driver had to trigger the actuator system hidden inside the box on the right side of the truck body then the nitrogen arm under the truck performed the flip. They did light rehearsals to get the timing down but they had only one try to film the scene.[588][589][590][591][592]
  • 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.
  • Three of the location scouts independently logged the farmland that would eventually be used for the Farmhouse set.[593]
  • The farmland used for the Farmhouse set is mainly for canola crops.[594]
  • Everything at the Farmhouse was struck down and removed after production and returned to the way it was before production.[595]
  • Production designer Francois Audouy studied homes from "Psycho" to "Days of Heaven" for research in the making of the Farmhouse.[596]
  • An earlier concept design of the Farmhouse was more of a contemporary farmhouse.[597]
  • For locations like the Farmhouse, Bill Ives used a drone and did a couple of passes around the set location chosen then the images were uploaded into a computer and photogrammetry was done then set design was done in earnest.[598]
  • The antennas on top of the Farmhouse is a nod to the equipment on Ecto-1's roof rack.[599]
  • The Farmhouse was built from scratch twice, once in location in Calgary, Canada and on a soundstage.[600]
  • 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.[601]
  • The barn was 130 years old when it was found and it belonged to the Gibson family east of where the Farmhouse was built.[602][603]
  • 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.[604][605][606]
  • The glass used for the house was antique glass they bought, cut down to size, and laminated for safety.[607]
  • 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.[608]
  • The lever for the Trap Field was moved at the last minute. A post was switched out to make it 4x4.[609]
  • The billowing smoke was a practical effect using dry ice.[610]
  • The P.K.E. Meter props in Afterlife were worked on by ISS.[611]
  • 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.[612]
  • 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.[613][614]
  • The arms on the P.K.E. Meter prop with the taser function swing up when the red button on the back is engaged.[615]
  • 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."[616]
  • Zuul leaves the Farmhouse in the form of a pink energy wisp like when the ghosts are released from the Containment Unit in the first movie, Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
  • At one point, there was a scene involving fliers for a funeral.[617]
  • The interior of Callie's apartment was filmed in the Congress Apartments at 725 13th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8, Canada.
  • One cut of the movie went from Egon's death straight to Callie, Trevor, and Phoebe arriving at the Farmhouse.[618]
  • Trevor's T-shirts were made for the movie.[619]
  • There is a straightened Slinky on Phoebe's night stand in her apartment bedroom in Chicago, a callback to Egon's line in Ghostbusters II, Chapter 5: Investigating Oscar, about straightening part of one in his childhood.[620]
  • Phoebe's coveralls were made for the movie.[621]
  • Phoebe's red shoes are by Billy Footwear.[622]
  • Phoebe shines her headlight in Callie's face, similar to when Egon did so to Peter in the first movie when they interviewed Dana Barrett.
  • Phoebe has a World Maker Faire 2012 poster by Molly Crabapple on her wall.
  • Callie's eviction notice is seen more clearly in Domestic Trailer #1, released on December 9, 2019.
    • The name of the apartment is the Anderson East Estates, located on Barneson Street, Chicago, Illinois.
    • The name of the landlord is listed as Matthew Cohen.
  • Callie and her children lived in 2B, it is seen on door eight seconds into Trailer #1.
  • Callie, Phoebe, and Trevor losing their home and getting wrapped up in a paranormal event mirrors how Peter, Egon, and Ray were fired from Columbia University in the first movie.
  • The exteriors of the apartment were filmed at the Anderson Estates at 804 18th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta 13 T2T 0G8, Canada.
  • The first day of filming was at the Anderson Estates. Jason Reitman posted a photo from the first day near 801 18 Ave SW.[623]
  • "The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)" plays at 6:35 during the montage of Callie and her children driving to Summerville.
  • Trevor's shirt references the car company Chevrolet.
  • At the 7 minute mark, Callie drives by a set of buildings. This is the ghost town of Del Bonita, Alberta Canada.
  • The giant cowboy figure is a sign for the Bar U Ranch in Longview, Alberta, Canada at the AB-22 (Cowboy Trail) and Township Road 171A intersection.
  • The motel scene was filmed at the Badlands Motel at 801 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1, Canada.
  • At the motel, Trevor's shirt is a Vienna Beef Chicago Style Hot Dog T-shirt.
  • The look of Summerville was in part inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school Taliesin West and Wright's students settling in the area.[624]
  • An intersection in Drumheller with a view of the water tower became an extension of Summerville's Main Street then after turning the corner, the town used was Fort Macleod where the Empress Theatre is located.[625]
  • During the driving montage to Summerville:
    • 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.[626] "Summerville" was digitally added to existing water tower in Drumheller.[627]
      • 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.[628]
  • 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."
  • The barley field grown by the crew by the Farmhouse was harvested and sold after principal photography wrapped.[629]
  • The license plate of Callie's Subaru Outback is "48IRG91" and unscrambles into "IRG1984" or Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters 1984.
  • There is a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 4 door hardtop outside the barn.
  • A stack of books in the living room is a nod to the Symmetrical Stacking found in the New York City Public Library in the first movie, Chapter 3: "Get Her!"
  • The number sequence Phoebe looks up at when she first enters the Farmhouse is part of the sequence of years seen later in the movie in the mountain Temple of Gozer.
    • 1381
    • 1432
    • 1501
    • 1596
    • 1607
    • 1782
    • 1823
  • Phoebe finds a small statue of Zuul on the desk.
  • Janine Melnitz repeats one of her lines from the first movie, "Can I help you?" in Chapter 9: The 1st Customer.
  • Janine's hesitance alludes to the romantic sub-plot between her and Egon in the first movie.
  • "Baby It's You" plays at 11:55 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 at 13:02 when the jukebox plays and 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.
  • Lucky wears a vanity necklace of her name much like Patty Tolan did in the 2016 movie.
  • Danielle Kennedy was on a vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho when she was called by her manager about a role in a movie called Rust City that involved the Roller Granny character on roller skates. Kennedy couldn't locate any so she donned a pair of ice skates and taped her audition video at an ice rink. She did one take running lines with a child at the rink. The sides given to Kennedy hid the family aspect of the movie. Instead of the "Dirt Farmer had a family?" it was "Dirt Farmer had friends?"[630][631]
    • During filming of the scene with Roller Granny, Jason Reitman told Danielle Kennedy the line was "Dirt Family had a family?"[632]
    • Roller Granny's "Nope" was improvised by Danielle Kennedy for her audition video. Jason Reitman liked at and kept it in the final version of the movie.**During filming of the scene with Roller Granny, Jason Reitman told Danielle Kennedy the line was "Dirt Family had a family?"[633]
  • Danielle Kennedy was on the set for two weeks. The first week was rehearsals then she spent five days on the set during filming.[634][635]
  • Danielle Kennedy had no idea, even during filming, that the Dirt Farmer was Egon Spengler.[636]
  • Since the movie was shot out of order, the art department, paint department and the assistant directors had to identify Ecto-1 by four stages: under the tarp, after the tarp is off, after driving through the field, and after being splashed by the hydrant. The Ecto-1 wasn't simply covered in dust for earlier scenes, the crew had to do it in paint so that it stayed on.[637][638]
  • Three Ecto-1s were used in the movie.[639]
  • Ghostlight Industries, based in Los Angeles, were commissioned to build the three Ecto-1 cars used for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[640]
  • Ghostlight Industries had less than three months to build the three Ecto-1s.[641]
  • While the two Ecto-1 hero cars were 1959 Cadillac models, the third Ecto-1 that was sliced into sections was a 1961 donated by a Ghostbusters fans.[642]
  • The Ecto-1a that Sony had in a storage container was one of the cars used to build Ecto-1 in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[643]
  • 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.[644][645]
  • Some of the moldings for the Ecto-1 built for Ghostbusters: Afterlife were recreated with 3D printings or fiber glass parts that were chromed when the original could not be sourced.[646]
  • The Ecto-1s in Ghostbusters: Afterlife had suspensions designed and built specifically built for the cars. They had General Motors LS3 crate engines with 550 horsepower.[647]
  • For the No-Ghost logo on the Ecto-1s for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Francois Audouy recreated vinyl replicas of the logo then he integrated specific cracked patterns to simulate aging.[648]
  • On the way to summer school, Phoebe plays with a Rubik's cube in the car.
  • In one cut, Callie advised Phoebe to start winking so people would know when she was kidding.[649]
  • 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.
  • Paul Rudd also improvised lines in a school interior scene along with what was written.[650]
  • "Cujo" was chosen so the script could dovetail into a joke about "Beethoven," a nod to Ivan Reitman. Reitman was a producer on "Beethoven."[651]
    • "Rabbit Chase I" from the movie's soundtrack can be heard at 18:58.
    • The "Cujo" reference was not meant as an allusion to the Terror Dog.[652]
  • Podcast has Sony headphones.
  • Podcast's real name was originally in script but it was later removed. Logan Kim does know what it is.[653]
  • 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 5]
  • The hardware store interiors were filmed at Howe's Brothers Lumber and Building store at 818 Railway Street in Crossfield.
  • "Muddy Water" plays at 19:59 as Calie picks out painting supplies.
  • 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.[654]
  • "Cujo Attacks Car" from the Cujo movie's soundtrack can be heard at 20:36.
  • 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 at 22:45 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 base of the mountain was built on the Studio 3 sound stage and it filled up all the space. Jason Reitman challenged production to build more and more rather than use blue screen.[655][656]
  • 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.
  • Francois Audouy's design for the etched relief on the stone wall was directly based on the engraved doors from Ghostbusters, but to realize the concept, some subtle design modifications would be required to create an organic transition to the iconic ziggurat-stepped architecture. Kirsten Franson spent a long weekend building a working digital 3D model of the transition. A physical study was also built with the sculpting team. Art director Bill Ives built a photo-realistic 3D model of the entire stage set. For the debut of the stone stairway, two versions were built: a "pre-stairs" configuration of just the bas-relief rock wall, and a "post-stairs" configuration featuring the full transformed set. The visual effects team then bridged the pre and post transformation configurations with the four fully digital shots animating the stone stairway extending out of the bas-relief.[657][658]
  • The slot canyon walls were inspired by slot canyons in the Arizona badlands and the archaeological city of Petra in Jordan.[659]
  • The second floor of the Farmhouse was only at the house on the stage set in the Calgary studio.[660]
  • The armchair swiveling with Phoebe on it was a nod to the scene in the first movie when Dana is ambushed by Zuul.
  • For the floor puzzle, Jason Reitman consulted with magician and puzzle creator David Kwong, and commissioned puzzle designer David Shukan. Shukan created a thirteen-step solution that was then built to function practically on set.[661]
  • 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 starting at 31:24.
    • "Child's Play" was a childhood favorite of Jason Reitman.[662]
  • 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.[663]
    • The Ghostbusters arriving at Central Park West and Peter greeting the crowd, from Chapter 25 "Working The Crowd".
    • A daily of Egon and Janine hugging at the end of the movie, from Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
  • Gary remarking "cool" when he learns Callie is single mirrors when Peter remarks "good" when he learns Dana lives by herself.
  • 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.[664] François Audouy sent Savage a design for the Death Whistle then he sculpted it in Sculpey polymer clay.[665] Production called for the Death Whistle props to look like "rotted stone."[666] 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.[667][668] 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.[669][670][671] 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.[672] They used a Dremel tool to round out the rough edges.[673] 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.[674][675] A pounce bag consisting of jersey t-shirt material filled with Fuller's earth was used to dirty up the props.[676] 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.[677]
  • The version of Tobin's Spirit Guide that appears in the movie is a first edition.[678]
  • The design of the Tobin's Spirit Guide prop was inspired by old first edition leather bound books in rare book collections.[679]
  • In addition to the Gozer pages, there were pages about ghost classifications.[680]
  • Marie Massolin hand drew the Tobin's Spirit Guide cover art.[681]
  • Creature designer Brynn Mettheney hand drew the Sentinel and Terror Dog engravings in Tobin's Spirit Guide.[682]
  • A traditional book binder was engaged to manufacture the Tobin's Spirit Guide prop, complete with a stamped leather and gold-leafed cover.[683]
  • 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 38:30 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.[684]
  • The drive to the Shandor mine was filmed at Horsethief Canyon in Drumheller.[685] It is about 17 minutes north of Drumheller. A false ramp was placed on the road when they drive up.
  • The mine shaft built on the top of the mountain was only 6 feet deep.[686]
  • 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.[687]
  • Gary notes Summerville isn't even a hundred years old, implying it was founded after 1921. Page 26 of Ghostbusters: Afterlife: The Art and Making of the Movie reveals Summerville was founded in 1928.
  • 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.
    • The shirt was Danny Glicker's idea.[688]
  • The Farmhouse's shed was built from repurposed wood in the acquisition of the barn.[689]
  • The underground lab was built on the Studio 3 sound stage at the Calgary Film Centre.[690]
  • The underground lab set is actually two steel sea containers welded together.[691]
  • To populate the underground lab set, Paul Healy used screen grabs from the original movies, secret eBay accounts, and secretly got advice and assistance on Ghostbusters fan sites, forums, and threads.[692][693]
  • 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.[694]
  • The various specimens references Egon's hobby of collecting spores, mold and fungus he mentioned in Chapter 8: "Bug-Eyes Thing".
  • The Aura Video-Analyzer helmet used was a replica. After Paul Healy commissioned the replica, he found the right colander for the prop.[695]
  • Egon's Stethoscope earphones from the library scenes in the first movie, Chapter 3: "Get Her!", appear on the stack of objects.
  • The locker door has a maid door sign seen at the Weaver Hall lab's door in the first movie, Chapter 2: Shock the Nerd.
  • To Phoebe's left, when she opens the locker, there is a Slinky. It disappears in one shot, then reappears in the next.
  • The flightsuits were replicated from the originals down to the small details like the knife pocket being above the seam, using fewer stitches for the patch, using a machine to sew the patches, and matching a repair above the right thumb of Mooglie.[696][697]
  • Phoebe finds a Crunch bar in chest pocket of a flightsuit. In the first movie, Chapter 4: Terminated, Peter gave a Crunch bar to Egon after their encounter with the Library ghost.
  • The patches for the flightsuits in Ghostbusters: Afterlife were done by a local company in Calgary.[698]
  • 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 disassembled Proton Pack Phoebe finds in the underground lab was fabricated by The Hand Prop Room.[699]
  • The original Proton Pack used by Harold Ramis in the first movie was Lidar-scanned then rebuilt down to the millimeter and aged.[700] 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.[701]
  • Around 17 molds of the Proton Pack were done.[702]
  • The hero pack props were cast in aluminum housing then wired with lighting effects.[703]
  • Some of the little pieces that could not be sourced were molded, 3D printed, cast, and remanufactured.[704]
  • 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.[705]
  • Seven Proton Pack props were made for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[706]
  • Some Proton Pack props were made on fly on set during filming of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[707]
  • 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.[708]
  • The Ghost Sniffer and Giga meter make a brief cameo in front of the wall where the framed diplomas are.
  • Paul Healy could not locate a Bacharach Sniffer 300 nor a replica so he got real parts from six different sources and made one himself.[709][710]
  • 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.[711]
  • 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.[712] 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.[713] There was an attempt to adapt the idea into a scene but it couldn't be pulled off and the scene was deleted.[714][715]
  • 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.
      • Slimer flying towards the camera at the end of the first movie, Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
      • A Poodle dog dressed as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
      • One video is "Proton Acceleration with Megan Amram" by Megan Amram.
      • One video is "Savage Science of the Proton Pack" by Adam's Savage's Tested. The thumbnail is of Adam wearing his Ghostbusters costume.
  • Callie's "it's just dinner" is similar to when Dana Barrett downplayed her date with Peter in Ghostbusters II, Chapter 19: Scaring the Straights.
  • Phoebe tells Callie not to be herself for the dinner, a callback to Phoebe's first day of school.
  • Summerville Foundry was filmed at the Turner Valley Gas Plant in Calgary at Sunset Boulevard SE, Turner Valley, AB T0L 2A0.[716]
  • Podcast welcomes her to "Rust City." Rust City was the working title of Afterlife.
  • The Ecto Goggles prop was made by Studio Art & Technology.[717]
  • Podcast reminds Phoebe she is 12 years old.
  • Phoebe tells Podcast she met her grandfather. Podcasts asks if he banged walls and rattled chains, an allusion to Jacob Marley in "A Christmas Carol."
  • Phoebe tells Podcast to "switch me" like when Ray tells Egon in the Sedgewick Hotel elevator in the first movie, Chapter 11: We Got One!"
  • Phoebe testing the Proton Pack outside the Summerville Foundry was shot on day two of principal photography.[718]
    • It was the first time Mckenna Grace and Logan Kim met.[719]
  • 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.[720]
  • 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.[721] A tiny light switch was used and cut it down so the actual toggle looked like the switch breaker.[722]
  • 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.[723]
  • Eric Reich helped secure the right wiring harness for the Proton Pack prop in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[724]
  • 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.[725][726][727][728]
  • Mckenna Grace couldn't hit the trigger on the thrower so an ad hoc trigger was built near the wood grip.[729]
  • The sound that the motor makes inside the Proton Pack prop's cyclotron was used in the movie.[730]
  • The Proton Pack being turned on was the first sound design made for the movie.[731]
  • 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.[732]
  • Logan Kim could barely see when he wore the Ecto Goggles during filming. He even hit Mckenna Grace's face by accident once.[733]
  • It is revealed a photographing function was added to the Ecto Goggles.
  • The camera used for the Ecto Goggles was the Fujifilm Instanx Mini 9 Instant Camera. The guts of the camera were stripped out then put into the Ecto Goggles prop. The frame holding the flash module that pops up was custom built.[734]
  • 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.[735]
  • Brynn Metheney worked on Muncher's design from February to May 2019.[736]
  • Brynn Metheney did hundreds of concept designs of Muncher.[737]
  • During development, Muncher went through many colors, including red browns, blues, purple, and gold. It wasn't until Brynn Metheney saw a concept from DNEG and settled on "translucent blue sparkly."[738]
  • Jason Reitman initially described Muncher to Brynn Metheney as a "weird little bulldog-like coin purse" that could empty metal out of its body.[739]
  • Brynn Metheney's back story for Muncher was he is a desperate little ghost who could never be satiated with the amount of metal it gets and he was once a miner who couldn't get enough of the metal he was mining when he was alive. At one point, designs had Muncher with ten fingers on each hand, he was scarier, and grabbier. At some point visual effects supervisor Sheena Dugal gave Jason Reitman some reference photographs of the water bears and he was captivated. The Muncher design shifted to the water bear inspiration. Metheny rationalized the multiple arms were out of necessity so he could move around in confined environments.[740]
  • 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.[741][742]
  • 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.[743]
  • Muncher is the same free floating class as Slimer.[744]
  • Muncher was also an attempt to get back to how the original Slimer was scary and angry in the first movie.[745]
  • 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.[746]
  • 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.[747][748][749]
  • 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.[750]
  • "Boredom" plays after Ecto-1 starts for the first time and the hood comes down at 53:39.
  • One of the first ideas that came to Jason Reitman for Ecto-1 was wheat drifting.[751]
  • 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.[752]
  • A truck with the same wheelbase as the Cadillac stood in for Ecto-1 for the jump scene. It was fitted with the same tires as Ecto-1.[753]
  • Jeff Senca was the stunt driver for the Ecto-1 jump scene.[754]
  • For Ecto-1 jump scene, the car's speed was in the 35 to 40 mph range then it went 55 feet from take off to landing.[755]
  • For Ecto-1 jump scene, five cameras were placed at multiple angles.[756]
  • For Ecto-1 jump scene, the stunt truck landed on the stunt camera but the footage survived.[757]
  • 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 Gary's date at 54:53.
  • On Callie and Grooberson's table are a pair of orange Neko Lucky Cat Ceramic Tiki Mugs.[758]
  • 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. The Art and Making of The Movie contends the elevator was digitally added.[759]
  • 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.
  • The Particle Thrower for the Ecto-1's gunner seat is shorter and lacks a barrel extension mechanism. It took inspiration from military vehicle weapons having a shorter barrel so troops could get in and out fast. The thrower was named the "snub nose."[760]
  • 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.[761]
  • 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.[762]
  • 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.[763]
  • The Muncher chase scene took all of principal photography to film.[764]
  • The Wertheimers Hardware storefront was filmed in Drumheller.[765]
  • 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 Proton Pack for the gunner seat was made by cutting up a foam stung pack prop with a hack saw[766]
  • The cage for the gunner seat was plastic or wood cut using a Glowforge.[767]
  • Ashley from the Alberta Ghostbusters designed a neutrona wand box that was ultimately unused. It ended up in her home.[768]
  • The initial idea for the gunner seat was to just bolt on a regular Proton Pack.[769]
  • At one point, the thrower for the gunner seat was going to be white and plastic.[770]
  • The gunner seat's Particle Thrower was designed by Kirsten Franson then built by The Hand Prop Room.[771]
  • The Gunner seat reveal was filmed in Fort MacLeod, on the corner of Second Avenue and 24th Street.
  • The Kenner Ecto-1 toy featured a similar blaster chair.
  • In pursuit of Muncher in Ecto-1, they turn off 2 Avenue onto 24th Street then past the Empress Theatre at 235 24th Street, Fort MacLeod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada.
  • The theater signage blasted by Phoebe is that of Fort MacLeod's Empress Theatre.
  • Ecto-1 passes by the Empress Theatre twice during the chase but the second time, the theatre is digitally erased. Similarily, the Pioneer Trail store is passed twice.
  • The genesis of the Remote Trap Vehicle came from the desire to see an old fashioned 1980s car chase. Once the gunner seat was imagined, the Remote Trap Vehicle idea came soon after.[772]
  • Early concepts for the Remote Trap Vehicle's deployment in Ecto-1 included a swing out arm and a rotating turret door.[773][774]
  • The Remote Trap Vehicle prop was fabricated by Studio Art & Technology.[775]
  • A Traxxas Stampede 4WD with a completely redone chassis was used for the Remote Trap Vehicle props.[Note 6][776]
  • The Trap doors on the stunt Remote Trap Vehicle don't open because it was used in the high speed chase scenes. The hero Remote Trap Vehicle props either started opened or closed then moved to the other position.[777]
  • Sean from the Alberta Ghostbusters casted a dummy version of the Remote Trap Vehicle that was to stuck out of the Ecto-1 halfway because it couldn't eject.[778]
  • 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.[779] and Fort MacLeod at Third Avenue East and Center Street.
  • The miners memorial in front of the post office was in Drumheller during filming.[780]
  • A brief two second snippet of "On the Road Again" can be heard as Muncher flies through Spinner's Roller Hop at 1:00:52.
  • 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.[781][782]
  • 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.
  • The scene where Ecto-1 is pulled over by Sheriff Domingo was filmed in Fort MacLeod at the Alberta Wheat Pool Grain Elevator at 15 St & 1 Avenue.
  • After being pulled over by the Sheriff Domingo, a Twinkie is seen in the Ecto-1's glove box.
  • The Summerville County Sheriff's Department was filmed at 1112 Railway Street, Crossfield, Canada.
  • Phoebe, Trevor, and Podcast are arrested, similar to the Ghostbusters in the first movie.
  • Sheriff Domingo's first name is Sherman.[783]
  • Sheriff Domingo asks Phoebe "Who ya gonna call?"
  • Ray's Occult Books was faithfully rebuilt by the crew down to the red phone.
  • Francois Audouy is friends with Tom Duffield, who worked on Ghostbusters II, and grilled him when it came to creating Ray's Occult.[784]
  • The Ray's Occult Books set was built on a sound state at the Calgary Film Centre. It was in the same building as the Temple of Gozer set.[785]
  • During development of the Ray's Occult set, it was decided to stay in business, Ray branched out and started selling crystals and incense and leased out space in the back of the store for a palm reader.[786]
  • After the set was built and populated with props, Francois Audouy got an old dust machine used on Hollywood productions and released dust all over then he burned things like incense and patchouli to get the old bookstore smell and look down.[787]
  • 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).[788]
  • Ray is wearing a Ray's Occult Books T-shirt in his first scene in the movie.[789]
  • Dan Aykroyd contributed to the dialogue in the scene where Phoebe calls the Ghostbusters' phone number and speaks to Ray.[790]
  • 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.
  • The exact year Egon leaves isn't stated but Jason Reitman was operating by the notion that if you were born in the early 2000s, you would not have heard of the Ghostbusters.[791]
  • Ray mentions the Firehouse became a Starbucks.
  • Deputy Medjuck is named after Joe Medjuck and portrayed by one of Dan Aykroyd's daughters, Stella Aykroyd.
  • 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.[792]
  • 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.[793]
  • 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.[794][795]
  • Production filmed at the Deerfoot City Walmart over three nights from store closing around 10 pm to 5 am the next day.[796]
  • 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.[797][798]
  • 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.
  • A 10 ounce bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows cost $1.20.
  • 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.[799]
  • Jason Reitman's marching orders for the Mini-Pufts were like mischievous toddlers.[800]
  • 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.[801]
  • The Mini Pufts were the hardest characters for Afterlife's VFX team to nail down.[802]
  • The Moving Picture Company team hand animated the Mini-Pufts and used toddlers as reference to recreate the elements of clumsiness and cuteness.[803]
  • 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.[804][805]
  • The Mini Puft in the middle of the s'more was one of the very first ideas during preproduction of Afterlife.[806]
  • Several Mini Pufts are nods fictional characters:
    • Mary Poppins
    • Pinnochio
    • 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.[807]
  • 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.[808][809][810]
  • 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.[811]
  • Sarah Natochenny and Shelby Young voiced the Mini-Pufts in uncredited roles.[812][813]
  • Sarah Natochenny was approached by Jason Reitman after he saw three videos she did for Variety Fair about voice acting. A couple days later, she was recording lines for Mini-Pufts.[814]
  • Sarah Natochenny recorded her lines from her closet.[815]
  • The actors picked Mini-Pufts to voice during a session then they would switch and do other ones in the next round.[816]
  • Ira Heiden knew Jason Reitman from playing broomball with him in Culver City. After Heiden heard about Reitman's involvement into a Ghostbusters movie, he emailed him. Heiden was hired to do ADR of various scared background people and ghosts coming out of the pit. After the session on October 16, 2020 was completed, he was asked to stay and was told he was also going to be recording for the Mini-Pufts.[817][818][819]
  • Ira Heiden voiced a Mini-Puft on the Roomba, the Mini-Puft with the jelly bean, the Mini-Puft drooling onto the grill, and one of the Mini-Pufts pushing a button on the blender.[820]
  • 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.[821]
  • The large Terror Dog sculpture was led by Norman Cabrera, a creature effects artist, Tanner White, Danny Wagner, and Bryan Ray. As time went on, workers came in sets to work on different aspects of the Terror Dogs.[822]
  • Arjen Tuiten met with Jason Reitman around January 2019 and they quickly hit it off within 10 minutes. Reitman visited Tuiten's shop a week later and talked about some ideas.[823]
  • About a week later, Tuiten got a call asking if he would be willing to do the Terror Dogs as well. He quickly agreed to. Sony gave him access to never-before-seen stills of the original puppets and reference material for the sculptures.[824][825]
  • Tuiten and his team wanted to stay with the process used by the Boss Films crew rather than scanning and milling one out in foam. They started with making a Terror Dog maquette. Steve Koch sculpted the maquette. They photographed it, projected ut on the wall four times the size, made an armature, and used 600 pounds of wet clay. They spent two weeks sculpting.[826]
  • Bill Sturgeon, of Spectral Motion, took lead on the Terror Dog's body skin. All other head foam skins and cosmetic elements were handled in Tuiten's shop.[827]
  • Bill Sturgeon scanned the core and designed all the internal head and body mechanisms then Jurgen Heimann built them.[828]
  • The Terror Dog puppets ended up weighing close to 450 to 500 pounds.[829]
  • Foam latex was chosen over silicon for the Terror Dog puppet due to weight issues. Silicon would have been about 500 pounds heavier.[830]
    • Lacking an oven of proper size, Tuiten turned to Bill Fesh for the foam skin.[831]
  • The Terror Dog's teeth was made with acrylic.[832]
  • The Terror Dog's horns and nails were made with urethane resin.[833][834]
  • Bill Sturgeon placed a linear actuator in the stomach of the Terror Dog puppet to mimic realistic breathing.[835]
  • The Terror Dog drool was actually a product called UltraSlime.[836]
  • The Terror Dog head was operated by around 21 servo motors.[837][838]
  • 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.[839]
  • The dog food is a callback to the first movie, Chapter 18: Terror on the Tavern, when Louis Tully initially thought someone brought a dog to his party and later he meekly offers it a Milkbone.
  • 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.[840]
  • Vinz Clortho's clumsy exit was a callback to the first movie, Chapter 17: "Who Brought the Dog?", when he crashed Louis Tully's party.
  • The Terror Dog was a mix of puppetry and CGI.[841]
  • 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.[842]
  • 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.
  • Jason Reitman was adamant about the visual effects team following Tuiten's sculpture so the maquette and sculptures were scanned and used for their models.[843]
  • As the other teenagers look over Phoebe, Podcast, Trevor, and Lucky's booth 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.[844]
  • The mine shaft was built during the first week of photography.[845]
  • The Gozer statue in the temple was sculpted in 3D and zbrush.[846]
  • 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.[847]
  • Everything above 15 feet tall and all the squeezes in the corner rocks of the temple set are real rock.[848]
  • 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.[849]
  • The mine elevator was built practically. It was 45 feet tall on a stage set that led to the the chamber set.[850]
  • The mine shaft was built on the Studio 3 sound stage in Calgary Film Centre.[851] The mine elevator lands in the Studio 2 sound stage where the Temple of Gozer set was.[852]
  • After coming down the mine elevator, there is a statue of the pre-chosen form Gozer took in first movie.
  • The Gozer statue was heavily inspired Polish sculptor Stainislaw Szukalski.[853]
  • 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.
  • The temple set's design was inspired by art deco, ancient Sumerian and Babylonian iconography, stepwells in South Asia, geometric patterns by architect Louis Sullivan, holy sites, monuments, mausoleums, cubist statuary, and a bit of Eastern European fascism.[854]
  • Ivan Reitman urged production to go bigger with the temple set. Production looked at other movie sets, like the Well of Souls from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for inspiration.[855]
  • 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:
    • 1823:
    • 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 coffin was patterned after real glass enclosures used to display the embalmed bodies of infamous leaders around the world and religious figures across Europe. Kirsten Franson modeled one of Francois Audouy's sketches in 3D, which was then distributed to the construction department and crafted to be elegant and sophisticated.[856]
  • Ivo Shandor's tomb reveals he was born in 1855 and "died" in 1945.
  • Ivo Shandor's physical appearance incidentally matches how he looked in Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions). It was a coincidence, Arjen Tuiten did not look at the design from that game when he made his one concept.[857]
  • 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.[858][859]
  • Shannon Chapel worked on the P.K.E. Meter prop that controls the Proton Pack array.[860]
  • There was more about Callie's backstory that streamlined.[861]
  • The top antennae on the Proton Cannon affixed to the obelisk is amplified to detect ghosts sooner than a standard P.K.E. Meter. Upon detection the meter arms raise up and flip a switch to start the Proton Pack. The pack then sends electrical charges directly into the cyclotron via jumper cables and the cyclotron sends protons into the neutrona wand and the cannon fires instantly. A wire linked to the rest of the array triggers the other cannons.[862]
  • Rob Petkau, of Genesis Custom Sabers, also worked on the Proton Cannon's wand props.[863]
  • The Proton Cannons were initially mounted on a flat piece of metal but the Alberta Ghostbusters working on them made the bases that were used in the movie.[864]
  • The Proton Cannon with the odd looking panel was redone by Jordin Johanson of the Alberta Ghostbusters. Initially, it was covered with trap relays and sockets. He pulled them off and reworked them under the direction of "what would it look like if the cyclotron assembly was completely pulled off?"[865]
    • Johanson used parts from a scrap bin to make its injector tubes so that it kind of looked like an ion arm power cell.[866]
  • The Proton Cannon with the separate mounted cyclotron was built under the premise of what it would look like if the cyclotron had to be removed or swapped out at some point.[867]
  • One of the Proton Cannon wands resembles the thrower muzzle from the Proton Pack seen in Ghostbusters (2016 Movie). That wand was shipped to the set from a prop company based in Los Angeles and only changed a little.[868]
  • The resistors on the Proton Cannons are a mix of real and casted.[869]
  • The components of the Proton Cannons are mostly fiberglass.[870]
  • The Alberta Ghostbusters left some easter eggs inside the Proton Cannons:[871]
    • A random B-level Star Wars figure is on one of the bases.
    • One of the Alberta Ghostbusters' TK numbers is on one of the outer rings.
    • The Alberta Ghostbusters' logo is inside the prop where all the electronics are.
    • The business card of the then president of Alberta Ghostbusters is in one of them.
    • They signed the inside of the one with the big cyclotron.
    • They programmed shout outs that are commented out on the Arduinos that run the props.
  • The team of Alberta Ghostbusters technically broke on-set rules and installed the Proton Cannons and bases themselves using pipe fitting adapters bought from a local Home Depot on a holiday weekend.[872]
  • 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.[873]
  • 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.
    • The line was Jason Reitman's idea.[874]
  • The Proton Cannon that was blown up was not one of the hero pack props and was made of mostly foam.[875]
  • Podcast puts on the Aura Video-Analyzer's colander helmet from the first movie, Chapter 20: Keymaster.
  • Different sizes of the Spengler flightsuit were made for Mckenna Grace and the stunt actors.[876]
  • 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.[877][878]
  • 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.[879][880]
  • 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!"
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallows mural was actually a 20 foot concrete vinyl applied to the brick building using heat guns.[881]
  • 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!"[882]
  • 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.[883]
  • Gozer's throne was inspired by the basalt rocks in Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.[884]
  • 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.[885]
  • 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.[886]
  • Jason Reitman reached out to Olivia Wilde via text and asked if she wanted to be Gozer in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[887]
  • Emma Portner portrayed Gozer in Ghostbusters: Afterlife whenever unusual body language was required and did the body performance for the spirit of Gozer.[888]
  • Originally, Gozer's eyes were red but for unknown reasons, they were changed to black in post-production.[889]
  • It was Olivia Wilde's idea to add more spikes to the Gozer suit.[890]
  • 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.[891]
  • Preparation for Olivia Wilde took five and half to six hours each day to get into costume and make up.[892]
  • 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.[893]
  • 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.[894]
  • 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. Two replica dummies were made total. Tuiten made one 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. The scene of Gozer ripping Shandor in half was filmed twice. The reset took only four minutes.[895][896][897][898][899][900][901]
  • Mitch Devane was the primary sculptor of the dummy while Tim Gore was the lead on painting the heads and hands. The dummy that split into was headed by mold supervisor Brian Rae.[902]
  • The regular dummy was made of silicone with an armature to ensure weight and positioning would stay correct when it was laid down in the glass coffin.[903] The splitting dummy had no issues on the set. It was filmed twice.[904]
  • 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.[905]
  • Ivan Reitman suggested more wind on the set of Afterlife.[906]
  • The montage of ghosts terrorizing background actors was on 3rd Avenue and Centre Street in Drumheller.[907]
  • The Miner Ghost's name was first revealed in the Clue Ghostbusters: Afterlife Edition board game.
  • The Miner Ghost was puppetry designed by Arjen Tuiten and meant as a homage to the Zombie Taxi Driver from the first movie.[908]
  • 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.[909]
  • There are unused concepts of several Miner ghosts, each named after a trait: "Dynamite," "Pick Axe," "Lunchbox," "Coats," and "Shovel."[910]
  • 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.[911]
  • 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.[912][913][914][915][916]
  • One of the new ghosts is based on the Bug-Eye Ghost made by Kenner in 1987 as part of its The Real Ghostbusters toyline.
  • The Bug-Eye Ghost was added into the movie during the delay caused by the start of the covid pandemic.[917]
  • 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.[918]
  • 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.
  • In the final days of post-production, Jason Reitman digitally replaced "Newcastle" with "Pollock" in memory of Pollock.[919]
  • In one cut, Phoebe told more jokes to Gozer.[920]
  • Phoebe tells Gozer she's 12 years old.
  • The shot of the RTV going up the ramp in to Ecto-1 is flipped, evidenced by the letters on the store signs in the background.
  • The finale on the Farmhouse stage set took just under three weeks to film.[921]
  • 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.[922]
  • 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.[923]
  • 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.[924]
  • The sound stages used for the Farmhouse and Temple of Gozer were next door to each other.[925]
  • 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.[926]
  • 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.[927]
  • 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.[928]
  • 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.[929]
  • 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.[930]
  • Olivia Wilde eventually broke character and laughed at Bill Murray's insults to Gozer.[931]
  • Jason Reitman advised Dan Aykroyd to join in and insult Gozer's godly aspects.[932]
  • 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.[933]
  • 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.[934]
  • 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.[935]
  • 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.[936][937]
  • 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.[938]
  • 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.
  • Ray mentions:
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Ducks Unlimited
    • The Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons
    • The National Invasive Species Act, made effective October 26, 1996
  • 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."[939]
  • Peter stalls Gozer by rambling on much like with Vigo in Ghostbusters II, Chapter 26: Ghostbusters vs. Vigo.
  • After Phoebe shoots Gozer in the back of the head, there is a brief shot of Gozer with red eyes instead of black.
  • 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.[940]
  • 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.[941]
  • Bob Gunton did the performance capture for Egon's ghost.[942]
  • 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.[943]
    • MPC didn't know they were working on Egon's ghost until a bit later after the project was awarded to them and they saw the artwork.[944]
    • MPC's work on Rachel in "Blade Runner: 2049" convinced Jason Reitman they could pull off Egon's ghost.[945]
    • MPC made sure every detail was worked on: Harold Ramis's likeness, poses, hair, glasses, and even prescription. They sent a successful insert to Reitman while he was filming in Canada. MPC would also be on set.[946]
    • 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.[947]
    • They also wrestled with how ghostly to make Egon.[948]
  • Ivan Reitman suited up and stood in for one shot for Bill Murray for an insert shot right after Peter switches on the thrower and one shot for the late Harold Ramis for an insert shot of Egon manifesting to help Phoebe fight Gozer.[949][950][951][952]
  • 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.
  • The props in the Trap Field are Spirit brand Ghost Traps. There were 198 of them.[953][954][955]
  • A team in Los Angeles and a team in Calgary worked on the Trap Field props. The LA team did the computer work. A DMX Lighting Controller was used to operate them.[956]
  • 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.[957]
  • 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-Ghost logo in the sky and dedication to the late Harold Ramis.
  • "Ghostbusters" plays prior to the end credits at 1:52:38.
  • 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.[958]
  • 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.
  • Mckenna Grace's single "Haunted House" plays after the mid-credits tag at 1:55:46.
  • 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.[959]
  • 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.[960][961]
  • 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.
  • Janine recalls interviewing Winston, seen in the first movie, Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
  • 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.[962]
  • 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.[963]
  • Mooglie is replaced by a Mini-Puft in the No Ghost logo for the final shot in the movie.
    • In 2021, Jason Reitman approached Stuart Reeves to make the tongue in cheek version of the Icon Ghost using one of the Mini-Pufts for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.[964]

References in IDW Comics

  • On page 14 of 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters, in panel 3, the drawer label is "2020" a nod to the next live action 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.
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1, Winston mentions how he wants to learn more about computers since they are the "wave of the future." That was meant as a nod to the Ghostbusters: Afterlife story Erik Burnham was aware of at the time of writing the Year One mini-series.[Note 7]
  • The finale of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #4 was also meant as a nod to the Ghostbusters: Afterlife story Erik Burnham was aware of at the time of writing the Year One mini-series.[Note 8]

Notes

  1. The previous release dates were July 10, 2020, March 5, 2021, and June 11, 2021, and November 11, 2021.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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."
  6. 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.
  7. According to Erik Burnham, during a private email exchange on December 11, 2021, with Ghostbusters Wiki administrator Mrmichaelt, it was confirmed Winston Zeddemore mentioning an interest in computers at the end of Ghostbusters: Year One Issue #1 was a nod to the version of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife story he knew at the time of writing Year One.
  8. According to Erik Burnham, during a private email exchange on December 11, 2021, with Ghostbusters Wiki administrator Mrmichaelt, it was confirmed the ending of Ghostbusters: Year One Issue #4 was a nod to the version of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife story he knew at the time of writing Year One.

References

  1. Youtube: Empire Movies- Ghostbusters: From Beyond International Trailer November 18
  2. Facebook: SonyPicturesKH- Ghostbusters: Rise-International Trailer
  3. Variety "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Release Date Delayed a Week" 9/1/2021
  4. Comic Book Resource "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets First Poster, Official Synopsis" 12/6/19
  5. Jason Reitman instagram 7/4/2019
  6. 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."."
  7. Vulture "Ivan Reitman on Bill Murray, Internet Trolls, and Why He Fought for the Ghostbusters Reboot" 7/14/16 Ivan Reitman says: "And we're in the middle of doing that right now...Probably both. They're being written."
  8. Mundane Matt YouTube "Ivan Reitman talks about GHOSTBUSTERS future at #SDCC" 11:17-11:22 7/21/17 Ivan Reitman says: "And of course, a new live action film that sort of um helps this..."
  9. Recording of 11/13/18 The Big Interview with Dan Rather via Yes Have Some Podcast 00:52-00:59 11/14/18 Dan Aykroyd says: "But yes, to answer your question, there's a possibility of a reunion with, uh, the three remaining Ghostbusters."
  10. Recording of 11/13/18 The Big Interview with Dan Rather via Yes Have Some Podcast 01:14-01:38 11/14/18 Dan Aykroyd says: "I think we got a story that's gonna work and it's being written now by a really, really good filmmaker - I can't say, uh, their names but he -- they're a good team and they're making an effort to, um, bring back all the emotion and spirit of the first two movies and then take it into the 21st century with the vernacular that's needed today to get across to the audiences."
  11. Recording of 11/13/18 The Big Interview with Dan Rather via Yes Have Some Podcast 02:28-02:42 11/14/18 Dan Aykroyd says: "We may in the next couple years be able to do a full reunion with, uh, again taken to the 21st century because there's a whole new vernacular, there's a whole new essence of communication with audiences we're gonna have to hit."
  12. Recording of 11/13/18 The Big Interview with Dan Rather via Yes Have Some Podcast 02:48-02:53 11/14/18 Dan Aykroyd says: "I think Billy will come. The story's so good and he'll come even if he's playing a ghost, I don't know."
  13. EW "Ghostbusters resurrected: Jason Reitman will direct a new film set in the original universe" 1/15/19
  14. Borys_Kit Tweet #1 1/15/19
  15. Variety "Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie" 1/15/19
  16. Borys_Kit Tweet #2 1/15/19
  17. Entertainment Weekly "Watch the first teaser for Jason Reitman's secret Ghostbusters movie" 1/16/19
  18. Actors Access projects page 1/16/19
  19. We Got This Covered "First Character And Plot Details Revealed For Ghostbusters 3" 1/17/19
  20. ComicBook "Ghostbusters 3 Receives Release Date" 1/26/19
  21. Variety "Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Set for July 2020" 1/25/19
  22. Jason Reitman Twitter 1/26/19
  23. HN Entertainment "EXCLUSIVE: ‘Black Mirror’ Actress Auditioning For Lead Role In Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie" 1/26/19
  24. Francois Audouy instagram 2/2/19
  25. HN Entertainment "EXCLUSIVE: Two More Character Breakdowns For Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Movie" 2/14/19
  26. Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:02:32-1:03:04 Jason 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'."
  27. Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:10:52-1:11:10 Jason 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."
  28. The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision Newsletter 2/22/19 Line 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."
  29. Variety "Ghostbusters: 'Stranger Things' Actor Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE) 3/1/19
  30. JasonReitman Tweet 3/1/19
  31. Geeks Worldwide "Ghostbusters Adds Cinematographer Eric Steelberg (Up in the Air, A Quiet Place)" 3/9/19
  32. The Hashtag Show "EXCLUSIVE: Jenna Ortega Rumored To Join Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’; Lead Character Breakdowns Revealed" 3/12/19
  33. The Geeks World Wide "Ghostbusters May Have Jenna Ortega as the Frontrunner for a Lead Role" 3/12/19
  34. Proton Charging Facebook 3/22/19
  35. The Hollywood Reporter "Captain Marvel Actress Mckenna Grace Nabs Starring Role in Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters" 3/29/19
  36. JasonReitman Tweet 3/29/19
  37. MTV News Tweet 4/3/19 Finn Wolfhard quote reads: "It's all secret. It's like completely, ya know — I didn't even know what I was auditioning for when I auditioned for it."
  38. Bloody Disgusting "Finn Wolfhard Had No Idea He Was Auditioning for Ghostbusters" 4/3/19
  39. Jason Reitman instagram 4/5/19
  40. HN Entertainment "Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Adds 'Bad Times At The El Royale' Costume Designer Danny Glicker" 4/18/19
  41. Proton Charging Tweet 5/10/19
  42. Toronto Sun YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS BLOCKBUSTER: Dan Aykroyd gives us an update on the next chapter" 1:07-1:08 5/17/19 Reporter says: "It will be the children or grandchildren?"
  43. Toronto Sun YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS BLOCKBUSTER: Dan Aykroyd gives us an update on the next chapter" 1:09-1:11 5/17/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "Yeah, that's right. That's right."
  44. Global News/ET Canada "Dan Aykroyd In Toronto" 1:05-1:07 5/17/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "There'll be another draft coming soon."
  45. Jason Reitman instagram 5/30/19
  46. Parade "Sigourney Weaver Reminisces on Her Career, Alien and the Upcoming Avatar" 6/7/19 Article reads: "She's also set to reunite with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in the new Ghostbusters, due July 2020. "It's going to be crazy working with the guys again!" she says. She won't reveal any details except to confirm she's reprising her role as hauntee Dana Barrett."
  47. Bionic Buzz YouTube "Ghostbusters Directors Panel at Fan Fest on Sony Lot" 27:45-27:47; 28:10-28:12; 28:30-28:32 6/8/19 Jason Reitman says: "Sigourney has read the screenplay. Ernie's read the script. Bill Murray has read the script."
  48. Bionic Buzz YouTube "Ghostbusters Directors Panel at Fan Fest on Sony Lot" 27:45-27:47; 27:54-27:55 6/8/19 Ivan Reitman says: "Yeah, he [Dan] read it."
  49. Comic Book 6/8/19
  50. Bionic Buzz YouTube "Ghostbusters Directors Panel at Fan Fest on Sony Lot" 29:08-29:55; 30:13-30:24; 30:56-31:03 6/8/19 Jason 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."
  51. Slash Film "Ghostbusters 2020 Sequel Confirmed to Bring Back Original Cast Members" 6/8/19
  52. Slash Film YouTube "Lost Ghostbusters Footage Revealed by Jason Reitman and Ivan Reitman at Ghostbusters Fan Fest" 6/9/19
  53. Dead Enterntainment "Annie Potts Expecting to Return for Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters Sequel" 6/12/19
  54. KTLA 5 YouTube "Annie Potts Confirms "Ghostbusters" Rumor" 3:05 mark 6/12/19
  55. HN Entertainment "Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Adds ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ 2nd Unit Director and ‘Fargo’ Series Art Director" 6/17/19
  56. Entertainment Tonight Online "Mckenna Grace Shares the 'Surreal' Moment She Got Cast in Ghostbusters 3" 6/21/19 Mckenna Grace says: "The director, Mr. Jason, [we] had a Skype call and he was like, 'So, do you wanna be a Ghostbuster?' And I was like, 'More than anything in the world. Definitely!'...And I just started sobbing. It was one of those moments that was really surreal and I couldn't tell if I was dreaming or not."
  57. Geeks Worldwide "EXCLUSIVE: "Roller Granny" To Haunt Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Movie" 6/26/19
  58. Variety "Paul Rudd Joins 'Ghostbusters 2020' (EXCLUSIVE)" 6/27/19
  59. Ghostbusters Tweet 6/27/19
  60. HN Entertainment "Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Confirmed To Add 'Legion/Fargo' Stunt Coordinator Guy Bews" 6/29/19
  61. Variety "Ghostbusters 2020 Rounds Out Cast With Two Newcomers (EXCLUSIVE)" 7/8/19
  62. The Chronicle Herald "What we know, or think we know, about Ghostbusters 2020" 7/12/19
  63. Jason Reitman instagram 7/12/19
  64. Emiliux31 YouTube "Ernie Hudson Talks About Ghostbusters 3 and Declares He Will Be in the Movie" 20:35-21:24 8/6/19 Ernie Hudson says: "We've finished negotiations. Uh... Things still haven't been necessarily signed, but I'm confident that we'll be doing it. They want to be able to make an announcement so I'm not supposed to say anything, but really, you know... My objection has always been I love the Ghostbusters but I just feel they should be nice, and they were very nice, I'll be a part of it, I'm sure."
  65. Geeks Worldwide "Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters 2020' Adds Bokeem Woodbine to Cast" 8/14/19
  66. Cameo "For Mike" 00:42-00:53 8/27/19 Ernie 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."
  67. Joe Rogan Experience #1351, 01:46:49-01:46:52 9/12/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "We've got the Ghostbusters movie that we're working on now and I will have to be performing in that--"
  68. MSN/ET Online "See 'Ghostbusters' Legend Dan Aykroyd Brave a Terrifying New Maze!" 00:45-00:54, 9/13/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "It feeds beautifully into the first two stories and hands it off to the next generation."
  69. MSN/ET Online "See 'Ghostbusters' Legend Dan Aykroyd Brave a Terrifying New Maze!" 01:02-01:13, 9/13/19 Ivan Reitman says: "Well, he's a seismologist who's come to this small town because they've been having mysterious earthquakes. He's also teaching summer school there. And he's extraordinarily funny."
  70. ET Canada "Dan Aykroyd & Ivan Reitman Talk New Ghostbusters Film" 00:40 to 00:59 9/14/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "And although the girls' movie kept the concept and the ideas alive — it was really good, they were great in it — it wasn't like giving it to the new generation, the actual descendants of the original Ghostbusters. So we're going to link to the DNA, old and new there."
  71. kraken_kitty Tweet 9/15/19
  72. 3C Films YouTube 9/21/19
  73. Calgary Herald "The Ghostbusters movie is about forgiveness: Jason and Ivan Reitman talk Ghostbusters 2020 at the Calgary International Film Festival" 9/21/19
  74. Jason Reitman instagram 9/23/19
  75. Mediaset Play Recording of Channel 5's TSG Q&A with Bill Murray 10/19/19
  76. Deadline "Stephen Lang Joins 'Death in Texas'; KJ Smith Cast In 'Fatal Affair'; Oliver Cooper In 'Ghostbusters'" 11/6/19
  77. 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 11/7/19 Dan 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."
  78. Bad Taste "Ghostbusters: here is the title of the sequel directed by Jason Reitman" 11/10/19
  79. BBFC "Ghostbusters: Afterlife [Trailer A" 12/3/19]
  80. ankaris Tweet 12/5/19
  81. Jason Reitman instagram 1/18/19
  82. Jason Robbins instagram 1/18/19
  83. Fatman Beyond Ep. 242 "Justice League: Into the Snyder-Verse" 1:06:13-1:06:22, 1:07-50-1:07:59 1/29/19Kevin Smith says: "Jason Reitman was over the house and did an episode of SModcast a couple weeks back and before we did the show we were sitting around talking, because Jason had a bit of a rough year...And he was leaving the next day to shoot that teaser. Like we finished the podcast, he went to sleep, he woke up then went to shoot that teaser."
  84. Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast 2/18/19, 1:11:12-1:11:56 Jason 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."
  85. Eric Steelberg instagram 4/17/19
  86. Jason Reitman instagram 4/29/19
  87. Jason Reitman instagram 5/23/19
  88. Calgary Herald "How production designer Francois Audouy helped transform small-town Alberta for Ghostbusters 2020" 10/4/19 Francis Audoy says: "Jason enjoys scouting so much that he likes to lead the charge...He started scouting before he even hired anybody in the movie. He went to Pennsylvania. He went to New Mexico. He went to Calgary. Even before I started, one of the first things he said was 'You know, I went up to Alberta and I was really impressed with what I saw. We should go up there as quickly as possible."
  89. Calgary Herald "How production designer Francois Audouy helped transform small-town Alberta for Ghostbusters 2020" 10/4/19 Article reads: "Production design on the original was overseen by the legendary John DeCuir, who won Oscars for his work on 1956's The King and I, 1963's Cleopatra and 1969's Hello Dolly! His son, John DeCuir Jr., was his father's art director on the original film. DeCuir passed away in 1991 and DeCuir Jr. currently works as a film professor. Audouy consulted him during preproduction of Ghostbusters 2020."
  90. Vanity Fair/Hollywood 2020 "Exclusive: Hanging With Bill Murray on the Set of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/23/2020
  91. Jason Reitman instagram 12/1/2021
  92. Jason Reitman instagram 12/2/2021
  93. Jason Reitman instagram 12/15/2021
  94. Brynn Metheney instagram 12/21/2021
  95. Brynn_Metheney Tweet 1/27/2022
  96. Ozzy Inguanzo instagram 1/30/2022
  97. Brynn Metheney instagram 1/31/2022
  98. Jonathan Opgenhaffen Artstation 3/4/2022
  99. EW "Ghostbusters resurrected: Jason Reitman will direct a new film set in the original universe" 1/15/19
  100. Variety "Jason Reitman to Direct Secret ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie" 1/15/19
  101. Screen Rant "Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters 3 Reportedly Eying May Filming Start" 2/12/19
  102. Production Weekly instagram 2/20/19
  103. HN Entertainment "UPDATE: 'Ghostbusters' Expected To Wrap On October 11th and Calgary Shoot Confirmed" 3/24/19
  104. DiscussingFilm Tweet 4/17/19
  105. Michigan Ghostbusters Facebook post 4/26/19
  106. Geeks Worldwide "EXCLUSIVE: Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Now Begin Filming July 14th & Wrap October 7th in Calgary" 6/4/19
  107. Ghostbusters Fans user Davideverona post of Production Weekly listing 6/13/19
  108. Town of Crossfield Facebook 7/4/19
  109. The Hollywood Reporter "Finn Wolfhard on 'Stranger Things,' 'Ghostbusters 2020' and Hanging Out With 'It' Co-Star Bill Hader" 7/12/19
  110. Jason Reitman instagram post #2 7/12/19
  111. GBNewsdotcom Tweet 7/13/19
  112. CTV News Calgary "Filming of latest instalment in Ghostbusters saga underway in Beltline" 7/15/19
  113. yikes77 Tweet 7/15/19
  114. fwolfhardupdate Tweet 7/16/19
  115. High River Online "Ghostbusters Filming In The Foothills" 7/16/19
  116. MI_Ghostbusters Tweet 7/16/19
  117. CTV News Lethbridge "New Ghostbusters movie to film in Fort Macleod" 7/22/19
  118. Lethbridge News Now "Ghostbusters 2020 filming in Fort Macleod August 8-13" 7/27/19
  119. paulruddbrazil_ instagram post 7/30/19
  120. Facebook Crossfield Community Forum user Jade Stanford post+comments 7/30/19
  121. Facebook Crossfield Community Forum user Jade Stanford reply (log in to see full image) 7/30/19
  122. Upload of Rust City Production schedule from Facebook Crossfield Community Forum user Jade Stanford reply 7/30/19
  123. Lincoln Alexander Constable III post Ghostbusters Fans Public Forum Facebook 7/31/19
  124. Jason Reitman instagram 8/1/19
  125. Discover Airdrie "Organizations pushing for more film and TV projects in Alberta" 8/1/19
  126. Global News "Fort Macleod hears more on filming schedule for new Ghostbusters film" 8/2/19
  127. Calgary Ghostbusters Facebook 8/2/19
  128. holisticmashedpotatoes instagram post 8/2/19
  129. darciekarpiuk instagram 8/3/19
  130. TMZ "Ghostbusters We Got a Call ... In Canada!!!" 8/5/19
  131. The Taber Times "Ghostbusters shooting in Fort Macleod this week" 8/7/19
  132. TownofNanton Tweet 8/9/19
  133. IMartensHerald Tweet 8/9/19
  134. ClintonDavey Tweet 8/9/19
  135. TaraHall73 Tweet 8/9/19
  136. Ash Woods instagram 8/9/19
  137. Eric Steelberg instagram 8/9/19
  138. coast2coastghostbuster instagram 8/10/19
  139. Shawn Stickel post on Ghostbusters Fans Facebook 8/10/19
  140. holisticmashedpotatoes instagram 8/10/19
  141. Jason Reitman instagram 8/12/19
  142. Airdrie Today "Ghostbusters filming in Rocky View County" 8/13/19
  143. On Location Vacations "Ghostbusters 2020 filming locations this weekend" 8/16/19
  144. Shawn Stickler post+comment replies Ghostbusters Fans Facebook 8/17/19
  145. kyle_marchand1 instagram 8/17/19
  146. VforVera Reddit 8/17/19
  147. dannopeters instagram 8/18/19
  148. Jason Reitman instagram 8/19/19
  149. donthedrifter instagram 8/20/19
  150. iamkevinsmith Reddit 8/20/19
  151. iamkevinsmith Reddit 8/21/19
  152. Eric Steelberg instagram 8/21/19
  153. kellyboysmuma instagram 8/22/19
  154. kellysboymuma instagram 8/23/19
  155. shaun_k12 instagram 8/23/19
  156. Designer Healings instagram 8/23/19
  157. Reddit Aphni post 8/23/19
  158. the_house_husbands_cool instagram 8/224/19
  159. opposite_of_og instagram 8/24/19
  160. Calgary Ghostbusters instagram 8/24/19
  161. Andrew Leflar post Ghostbusters Fans Facebook 8/25/19
  162. ireland_mike1971 instagram 8/25/19
  163. TMZ "Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Hauls Ass!!! Fast Filming in Canada" 8/26/19
  164. opposite_of_og instagram 8/26/19
  165. Reddit Doctor_Batman_115 post 8/27/19
  166. Bruce Brownstein instagram 8/27/19
  167. joelfabrick instagram 8/28/19
  168. shaun_k12 instagram 8/30/19
  169. Ghostbusters Spoilers Facebook Colin Davies post 8/31/19
  170. Jason Reitman instagram 9/4/19
  171. Lethbridge News Now "Ghostbusters crew returning to Fort Macleod Saturday for re-shooting" 9/6/19
  172. Jason Reitman instagram 9/7/19
  173. Jason Reitman instagram 9/10/19
  174. NateOrloff Tweet 9/11/19
  175. Jason Reitman instagram 9/20/19
  176. imgur post 9/26/19
  177. Bruce Brownstein instagram 9/28/19
  178. Jason Reitman instagram 9/30/19
  179. Calgary Herald "How production designer Francois Audouy helped transform small-town Alberta for Ghostbusters 2020" 10/4/19 Article reads: "They also used the relatively new Calgary Film Centre, filling its three sound stages with scenery from "wall to wall," Audouy says."
  180. Eric Steelberg instagram 10/4/19
  181. Logan Kim instagram 10/5/19
  182. Eric Reich instagram 10/5/19
  183. Eric Steelberg instagram 10/7/19
  184. user ocnarfnivek Tweet 10/7/19
  185. Logan Kim instagram 10/8/19
  186. Pamela Goldammer instagram 10/9/19
  187. Pictame Eric Steelberg Instagram Story 10/17/19
  188. Bruce Brownstein instagram 10/17/19
  189. Jimmy Kimmel Live! 10/17/19 on ABC, 20:40-20:42 10/17/19 Paul Rudd says: "I just finished, uh, about two weeks ago."
  190. Carrie Coon Tweet 10/18/19
  191. Jason Reitman instagram 10/18/19
  192. Reddit ColonelDredd post "GB202 Murray Anecdote" 11/4/19
  193. CBC "Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer sees the Ecto-1 drive through some familiar Alberta locations" 12/9/19
  194. Vanity Fair/Hollywood 2020 "Exclusive: Hanging With Bill Murray on the Set of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/23/2020
  195. user Caylee Gritz instagram 8/1/2020
  196. Jason Reitman instagram 9/16/2020
  197. Michigan Ghostbusters Twitter 10/18/2020
  198. Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 4:44-5:01 11/19/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "Probably the wrap gift on--that's such a fun question, I like these--it's probably the wrap gift on this. On Ghostbusters. They gave us all a Ghost Trap. They all gave us a little Ghost Trap holder that says your name on it. And then they gave us a Ghost Trap and it turns on and off, too. It's insane."
  199. Ghostbusters Tweet 3/23/2021
  200. Ghostbusters instagram 6/17/2021
  201. instagram user nesquickfinnie_ 6/17/2021
  202. instagram user gb2magnum 6/17/2021
  203. Playstation Blog "Behind the scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife game in Dreams" 11/3/2021
  204. MckennaGraceful Tweet 11/23/2021
  205. KeepABRolling Tweet 11/23/2021
  206. Jason Reitman instagram 11/25/2021
  207. Ghostbusters News "Original Ghostbusters director stood in as Egon Spengler in Afterlife" 11/25/2021
  208. Mckenna Grace Tweet 11/25/2021
  209. Jason Reitman instagram 11/26/2021
  210. Jason Reitman instagram 11/27/2021
  211. Jason Reitman instagram 11/29/2021
  212. Jason Reitman instagram 11/29/2021
  213. Jason Reitman Instagram Stories 12/2/2021
  214. Belle Aykroyd instagram 12/2/2021
  215. Eric Steelberg instagram 12/9/2021
  216. Eric Steelberg instagram 12/20/2021
  217. Mckenna Grace instagram 2/4/2022
  218. Logan Kim instagram 2/5/2022
  219. Reddit belfastcanadian post 10/29/19
  220. Avid Tweet 5/9/2020
  221. TheCrossrip Tweet 5/9/2020
  222. Ghostbusters instagram 8/17/2020 Jason Reitman says: "It is a thrill to be in the midst of finishing the latest Ghostbusters film which is going to come out next year."
  223. TheCrossrip Tweet #1 10/5/2020
  224. TheCrossrip Tweet #2 10/5/2020
  225. Celeste O'Connor instagram 10/5/2020
  226. Logan Kim instagram 10/5/2020
  227. TheCrossrip Tweet 10/6/2020
  228. Starina Johnston instagram 10/8/2020
  229. Jason Reitman instagram 10/12/2020
  230. Curt Sobel instagram 10/12/2020
  231. Curt Sobel instagram 10/13/2020
  232. Curt Sobel instagram 10/15/2020
  233. Curt Sobel instagram 10/24/2020
  234. Curt Sobel instagram 11/9/2020
  235. Curt Sobel instagram 11/16/2020
  236. Jason Reitman instagram 11/20/2020
  237. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife appears to have finished post-production as director and crew celebrate" 11/21/2020 Jason 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."
  238. Curt Sobel instagram 11/20/2020
  239. NateOrloff Tweet 11/21/2020
  240. Jason Reitman instagram 12/4/2020
  241. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Fan Service and Revealing the Movie's Secrets" 4:48-5:05 11/13/2021 Jason Reitman says: "We were even at CinemaCon last month watching the movie with an audience. My father sitting next to me. The movie's going. Halfway through, my father leans in. I think this is the moment he's about to say, "I'm proud of you." Instead he goes, "You really got to cut a few frames off that shot." So we opened the movie back up and we made a few changes."
  242. 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."
  243. JasonReitman Tweet 4/13/2021
  244. dan_aykroyd Tweet 5/7/2021
  245. Deadline "Sony Surprises At CinemaCon With 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Screening" 8/23/2021
  246. My Lethbridge Now "Special screening of new Ghostbusters movie in November in Fort Macleod" 9/22/2021
  247. FICM Tweet 10/5/2021
  248. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife to screen at Morelia Film Fest on November 1st" 10/5/2021
  249. Comic Book "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets a Surprise Screening at NYCC" 10/8/2021
  250. Ghostbusters Tweet 10/29/2021
  251. Ghostbusters Fans "Ghostbusters: Afterlife receives advance UK multi-media screening" 11/4/2021
  252. Just Jared Jr. "Mckenna Grace Hosts a Special Screening of 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' in LA" 11/9/2021
  253. Ghostbusters News "IMAX Exclusive Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fan Event announced for November 19th" 11/9/2021
  254. Ghostbusters News "AMC Theatres celebrate Ghostbusters: Afterlife with a new themed drink" 11/10/2021
  255. Daily Mail "Original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson reunite at the Ghostbusters: Afterlife premiere in New York City" 11/15/2021
  256. Daily Mail "Paul Rudd appears on red carpet at NYC premiere of Ghostbusters: Afterlife ... after he's named People's Sexiest Man Alive" 11/15/2021
  257. UPI "Ghostbusters: Afterlife World Premiere in New York" 11/15/2021
  258. Ghostbusters_JP Tweet 11/30/2021
  259. Ghostbusters News "Japan’s getting Ghostbusters: Afterlife Mini-Puft Valentine’s Day cards" 1/29/2022
  260. Entertainment Weekly "Watch the first teaser for Jason Reitman's secret Ghostbusters movie" 1/16/19
  261. Collider "Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters Promo Poster Says "You Know Who to Call"." 4/11/19
  262. Ghostbusters HQ Tweet 6/6/19
  263. Ghostbusters Tweet 12/6/19
  264. Vanity Fair "First Look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 12/6/19
  265. USA Today "12 movies we can't wait to see in 2020, from Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun 2' to Harley Quinn" 1/3/20
  266. Vanity Fair/Hollywood 2020 "Exclusive: Hanging With Bill Murray on the Set of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/23/2020
  267. Eric Reich instagram 3/20/2020
  268. SonyPictures Tweet 5/9/2021
  269. Jason Reitman instagram 7/22/2021
  270. Ghostbusters instagram 8/19/2021
  271. LightsCameraPod Tweet 9/8/2021
  272. New York Times "New Fall Movies 2021: Here Are More Than 125 Coming Soon" 9/19/2021
  273. Ghostbusters Tweet 9/22/2021
  274. /Film "New Ghostbusters: Afterlife Posters Bring The Next Generation Together" 9/22/2021
  275. EMPIRE "Ghostbusters: Afterlife "Carries On A Legacy" - Exclusive Images" 9/27/2021
  276. EMPIRE "Ivan And Jason Reitman On "Breathtaking" Experience Reviving Ghostbusters Together – Exclusive Image" 9/28/2021
  277. EMPIRE "Empire Issue Preview: Ghostbusters, Denis Villeneuve On Dune, Eternals, Ridley Scott, The Harder They Fall" 9/29/2021
  278. Logan_Kimchi Tweet 9/30/2021
  279. Cinemark Tweet 10/11/2021
  280. GSCinemas Tweet 10/18/2021
  281. Comic Book Resources "Ghostbusters: Afterlife IMAX Poster Teases a Gozer-Sized Threat (Exclusive)" 11/1/2021
  282. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife has taken over Times Square" 11/4/2021
  283. AMC Theatre Movie Merchandise "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Limited-Edition Foil Art Print" retrieved 11/5/2021
  284. AMCTheatres Tweet 11/5/2021
  285. Ghostbusters instagram 11/13/2021
  286. EMPIRE Online "Empire's 2020 Preview Issue Covers And Pilot TV Review Of The Year Issue Revealed" 10/29/19
  287. EMPIRE Online "Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Jason Reitman Says His Father Cried And Was 'So Proud' After Watching New Sequel – Exclusive" 1/18/2021
  288. 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."
  289. 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."
  290. EMPIRE "Empire’s Ghostbusters Celebration Issue Covers Revealed" 9/24/2021
  291. SyFy Wire "Jason Reitman agonized over every detail in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, all the way down to the ectoplasmic slime" 10/1/2021
  292. Games Radar "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director explains how the new movie "expands" on the 2016 reboot" 10/6/2021
  293. JasonReitman Tweet 10/11/2021
  294. JasonReitman Tweet 10/12/2021
  295. Total Film "There’s something strange in these exclusive Ghostbusters: Afterlife images" 10/13/2021
  296. Games Radar "Ghostbusters Afterlife might not be the end of the franchise, hints director" 10/13/2021
  297. SyFy Wire "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director reveals his late father Ivan Reitman's secret cameo" 2/21/2022
  298. Vanity Fair "First Look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 12/6/19
  299. Ghostbusters News "Looks like Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released in 3D" 1/8/2020
  300. SModcast Episode 426 "The Stranger Thing About Finn" 37:00-46:29 1/16/2020 Finn 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."
  301. Vanity Fair/Hollywood 2020 "Exclusive: Hanging With Bill Murray on the Set of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/23/2020
  302. LI Herald "Valley Streamer to appear in new 'Ghostbusters' film" 2/6/2020
  303. Fort Macleod Gazette 2/19/2020
  304. Jason Reitman instagram 3/5/2020
  305. Vanity Fair "Red Carpets Grind to a Halt as Coronavirus Spreads" 3/12/2020
  306. WTF Podcast with Marc Maron "Episode 1108 with Dan Aykroyd" 1:06:44-1:07:20, 1:07:34-1:07:40, 1:21:21-1:21:24 3/23/2020 Dan Aykroyd says: "We're getting excellent feedback from those that have seen it...I suggested some ideas to Jason and did a little writing on it...And, uh, we're going to get into it again in the third movie."
  307. Arjen Tuiten instagram 3/25/2020
  308. RegalMovies Facebook 3/25/2020
  309. Variety "Morbius, Ghostbusters Sequel and More Sony Movies Pushed Back to 2021" 3/30/2020
  310. Flaviar Presents: The Nightcap Live with Dan Dunn & Oliver Cooper YouTube, 1:21:02-04; 1:21:33-34 4/1/2020 Oliver Cooper says: "I did a small thing which was fun...I just did 4 days on it."
  311. David Kwong YouTube "Puzzle Corner - Episode 7" 4/19/2020 Jason Reitman says: "Dave Shukan and David Kwong, uh, participated in Ghostbusters and in fact, some of their work was already seen in a trailer that was already out there so you can look for that easter egg."
  312. Today on Ellen/Ellentube "Anderson Cooper, Bill Murray" - "Bill Murray on Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 5/14/2020 Bill 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."
  313. Comic Book "Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Uncharted, Venom Sequel, and Morbius to Be Offered in IMAX" 6/10/2020
  314. Comic Book "Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Ernie Hudson Says Reuniting With Original Cast Was "Almost Spiritual"" 6/25/2020Ernie Hudson says: "Just over the years, I've had contact with all of them, but somehow we're back together and wearing these jumpsuits, and it's a production, and it was great. It was just very moving and it was just wonderful. And the new cast is incredible, the kids are."'
  315. AMC Theatres "Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Everything That’s Been Revealed So Far" 7/31/2020 Line reads: "They are also joined by the excellent Paul Rudd, who will be playing teacher/OG Ghostbusters fan Mr. Grooberson and Bokeem Woodbine, who is playing a local sheriff named Domingo."
  316. Ghostbusters News "Hasbro Spengler's Neutrona Wand in hand overview + interview with Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Ben Eadie!" 8/26/2020
  317. Yes Have Some YouTube 8/26/2020
  318. Collider "Carrie Coon on Why She Was Hesitant to Join 'Ghostbusters' — And What Made Her Say Yes" 9/14/2020 Carrie Coon says: "You know, she actually has a personality, a sense of humor and she does get in on the action, and that was really fun for me! I mean, I'm a Ghostbuster basically, which is insane! I grew up with that movie!"
  319. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on 'The Nest,' Unanswered 'The Leftovers' Questions and Surreal 'Ghostbusters' Casting" 9/16/2020 Carrie Coon says: "The reason he's in Ghostbusters is because he happened to be in Canada with me and Haskell when they lost an actor due to a conflict, and so they just asked if he was around. (Laughs.) So it worked out really well...And, I confess, it’s much harder to mime the kinetic force of accelerating particles than it is to act with a functional hose, so I’m not sure it would’ve helped my case. Suffice it to say, I have a new appreciation for the original Ghostbusters’ technique."
  320. Yes Have Some Podcast "Ernie Hudson Interview: Ghostbusters Afterlife, Harold Ramis & Major Autograph Signing!" 14:44-22:32 9/23/2020
  321. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Hasbro PulseCon 2020 Day 2" 4:24:22-4:24:32, 4:24:42-4:25:25 9/28/2020 Jason 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."
  322. Auganix "Sony debuts its Spatial Reality Display allowing for 3D visualization without the need for a VR headset" 10/16/2020
  323. Variety "‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Moves to Summer 2021" 10/21/2020
  324. EMPIRE "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Co-Writer Gil Kenan Talks Toys, Jason Reitman And The Legacy – Exclusive" 12/16/2020
  325. Ghostbusters News "New life-sized Ghostbusters Slimer statue glows in the dark" 12/25/2020 Description 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."
  326. Too Fab "Ernie Hudson Got 'Emotional' Filming Ghostbusters: Afterlife with OG Costars (Exclusive)" 1/5/2021 Ernie 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."
  327. Inside of You Podcast YouTube "OG GHOSTBUSTER ERNIE HUDSON (2021) Inside of You Podcast w/ Michael Rosenbaum" 37:40-37:51 1/19/2021 Ernie Hudson says: "Yep. Yep. Thanks to Jason Reitman, he's the director and he uh, yeah, Winston is definitely a complete character."
  328. Deadline "Sony's 'Cinderella' Dances To Summer, 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' To Fall, 'Uncharted' Eyes 2022 & More" 1/21/2021
  329. TIFF Originals "In Conversation With... Finn Wolfhard | TIFF Next Wave 2021" 26:12-31:06 2/15/2021
  330. Comic Book "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets Official Rating" 2/17/2021
  331. The Oakland Press "Menahan Street Band's "Exciting" return, 5 Things to Know" 2/24/2021 Article 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."
  332. The Oakland Press "Menahan Street Band's "Exciting" return, 5 Things to Know" 2/24/2021 Thomas 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."
  333. Deadline "Bill Murray Accepts Maltin Modern Master Award At Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Reflecting On His Time With 'Ghostbusters,' His Writing Ambitions & More" 4/3/2021 Bill 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."
  334. Just The Facts Podcast YouTube "Gil Kenan talks about "keeping the flame lit" with Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 6/6/2021
  335. Adam Savage's Tested "Announcing Adam Savage Behind the Scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 8/3/2021
  336. Variety "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Release Date Delayed a Week" 9/1/2021
  337. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Drives Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Ecto-1!" 9/1/2021
  338. Den of Geek "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Honors the Original Legacy" 9/14/2021
  339. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Tours Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Farmhouse Set!" 9/15/2021
  340. Entertainment Tonight Canada "Sigourney Weaver Teases Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 9/16/2021
  341. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters Proton Pack!" 10/6/2021
  342. Tested "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Proton Pack Prop Photos" 10/6/2021
  343. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021
  344. Tested "Adam Savage Incognito at New York Comic Con 2021!" 10/14/2021
  345. Tested "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 10/18/2021
  346. Tested "Adam Savage's Ghostbusters Prop Department Gift!" 10/28/2021
  347. Insider "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman used his 'complicated' relationship with his father to take on the franchise he's avoided his whole life" 10/28/2021 Jason Reitman says: "By 2016, the two were pitching it to Sony's Ghost Corps, the production company formed to oversee the "Ghostbusters" franchise. The pitch meeting ended with Reitman's dad in tears, the project greenlit, and the promise that Reitman could work on the project in secret. "I think only three people at Sony knew of its existence," Reitman said of the script. "Each executive had to come by themselves to Ghost Corps and read the script in a room and then leave"."
  348. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021
  349. Ghostbusters Tweet #2 10/29/2021
  350. Ghostbusters Tweet #3 10/29/2021
  351. RobotMakerGirl Tweet 10/29/2021
  352. AMCTheatres Tweet 11/1/2021
  353. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Learns About Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Visual Effects!" 11/2/20201
  354. IMAX Tweet 11/2/2021
  355. Playstation Blog "Behind the scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife game in Dreams" 11/3/2021
  356. The Kansas City Star "Paul Rudd talks about his busy month: ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel, a TV series, ‘Ant-Man 3’" 11/7/2021
  357. American Cinematographer Magazine "Eric Steelberg, ASC and Jason Reitman Reunite for Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 11/10/2021
  358. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Fan Service and Revealing the Movie's Secrets" 11/13/2021
  359. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021 Carrie 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."
  360. Variety "How Mckenna Grace Went From a ‘Gifted’ Child Star to the Next ‘Ghostbuster’" 11/17/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "It was actually really hard to stay so stoic and focused because of how excited I was to be in the same vicinity as Ecto-1 and Ivan and Jason."
  361. Variety "Jason Reitman on Following His Father’s Footsteps Making ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’: ‘I Was Scared to Pick Up the Proton Pack’" 11/18/2021
  362. The Hollywood Reporter "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Stars Talk Passing Neutrona Wand to Next Generation" 11/18/2021
  363. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 11/18/2021
  364. Fangoria "Finding That 1980s Sound: Composer Rob Simonsen Discusses Scoring GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE" 11/18/2021
  365. The Hollywood Reporter "Ernie Hudson Calls Making ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ an “Almost Spiritual” Experience" 11/19/2021
  366. ankaris Tweet #1 11/19/2021
  367. ankaris Tweet #2 11/19/2021
  368. ankaris Tweet #3 11/19/2021
  369. EW YouTube "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Cast Breaks Down 3rd Installment | Around the Table | Entertainment Weekly" 11/19/2021
  370. Indie Film Hustle YouTube "Inside the Making of Ghostbusters: Afterlife with Gil Kenan // Indie Film Hustle" 11/19/2021
  371. Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 11/19/2021
  372. ankaris Tweet 11/20/2021
  373. USA Today "Ghostbusters reunite in 'Afterlife': Dan Aykroyd plots his character's ultimate fate" 11/20/2021
  374. Polygon "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman crossed the streams of reality and sequel lore" 11/21/2021
  375. Looper "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Actress Mckenna Grace Dishes On The OG Cast, Paul Rudd, And The Reitmans - Exclusive Interview" 11/22/2021
  376. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021
  377. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 11/22/2021
  378. Den of Geek "Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Jason Reitman Finally Addresses the Biggest Spoilers in the Movie" 11/22/2021
  379. KTLA "McKenna Grace talks about starring in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and her new music" 11/23/2021
  380. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 11/23/2021
  381. Dolby YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 11/23/2021
  382. Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021
  383. Collider YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Easter Eggs and Theme Park Ride Ideas" 11/24/2021
  384. Yahoo! UK "'Ghostbusters' star Ernie Hudson talks 'Afterlife', the 2016 reboot, and future sequels (exclusive)" 11/24/2021
  385. Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 11/25/2021
  386. Nylon "'Ghostbusters' Star McKenna Grace On The Reboot & Her Debut Song "Haunted House"" 11/27/2021
  387. [https://www.instagram.com/p/CW03FchpILy/ Jason Reitman instagram 11/29/2021
  388. Ghostbusters HQ "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer - November 29, 2021" 11/29/2021
  389. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Logan Kim Interview - YHS Podcast" 12/1/2021
  390. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021
  391. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 12/3/2021
  392. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 12/6/2021
  393. Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 12/9/2021
  394. Jim Conlan Chats YouTube "Bob Gunton Ghostbusters Afterlife Interview" 12/21/2021
  395. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 12/23/2021
  396. EMPIRE Online "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Special – Director Jason Reitman On Cujo, Callbacks And Killing JK Simmons" 12/30/2021
  397. Tested YouTube "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Brought Back THAT Legacy Character SPOILER WARNING!" 1/6/2022
  398. The Containment Unit YouTube "Sarah Natochenny (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 12/20/2021
  399. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022
  400. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 1/12/2022
  401. Variety "How VFX Contenders Crafted Key Sequences in ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Shang-Chi’ and ‘Army of the Dead’" 1/14/2022
  402. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 1/19/2022
  403. The Containment Unit YouTube "Ira Heiden (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 1/20/2022
  404. Yes Have Some YouTube "Arjen Tuiten - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Creature Design, Effects, and Makeup Interview" 1/21/2022
  405. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 1/22/2022
  406. The Hollywood Reporter "How the ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ VFX Team Put More “Movement Into Ghostbusting”" 1/24/2022
  407. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 1/26/2022
  408. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 1/26/2022
  409. Yes Have Some Podcast "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Production Roundtable: Ozzy Inguanzo, Brynn Metheney, and Francois Audouy" 1/28/2022
  410. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Jason Reitman and Ben Eadie discuss the RTV | Maker Mondays" 1/31/2022
  411. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 2/1/2022
  412. Fresh Fiction YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Interview - Logan Kim on his scene-stealing character Podcast" 2/2/2022
  413. Ben Eadie YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Ben Eadie Rebuilds the RTV | Maker Mondays" 2/7/2022
  414. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 2/9/2022
  415. Ben Eadie YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Ben Eadie Rebuilds the RTV Part 2 | Maker Mondays" 2/21/2022
  416. CTV News Calgary "University of Calgary geoscience professor adds movie consultant to his title" 3/2/2022
  417. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Ben Eadie Rebuilds Hasbro's PKE Meter | Maker Mondays" 3/7/2022
  418. [GHOSTBUSTERS- AFTERLIFE - Ben Eadie Reunites the RTV and Ecto-1 - Maker Mondays Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Ben Eadie Reunites the RTV and Ecto-1 | Maker Mondays" 3/21/2022]
  419. JasonReitman Tweet 7/1/2020
  420. Ghostbusters Tweet 7/1/2020
  421. SonyPictures Tweet 6/1/2021
  422. Ghostbusters instagram 6/6/2021
  423. Ghostbusters Tweet 6/8/2021
  424. IGN Tweet #1 6/8/2021
  425. IGN Tweet #2
  426. IGN Tweet #3
  427. IGN Tweet #4 6/8/2021
  428. IGN Tweet #5 6/8/2021
  429. IGN Tweet #6 6/8/2021
  430. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Filmmakers and Cast Twitter Spaces Recap" 6/24/2021
  431. CIFFcalgary Tweet 8/25/2021
  432. Entertainment Weekly "Ghostbusters Afterlife panel coming to New York Comic Con 2021" 9/8/2021
  433. Ghostbusters instagram 10/6/2021
  434. The Hollywood Reporter "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman Talks Future of Franchise, Reveals Suprise Screening at NYCC" 10/8/2021
  435. SyFy Wire "Ghostbusters: Afterlife crew talk long-awaited sequel at NYCC: We wanted to pick up the Proton Pack again" 10/8/2021
  436. Jake's Takes ""GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Interview | Cast Talks Return of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson" YouTube 10/9/2021
  437. dark angel YouTube "finn and celeste to talk about their new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/9/2021
  438. ET Canada YouTube "Paul Rudd And Carrie Coon Talk ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ | EXTENDED" 10/10/2021
  439. Tara Hitchcock YouTube "PAUL RUDD pays tribute to the marshmallow! FINN WOLFHARD & GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE CAST INTERVIEWS!" 10/10/2021
  440. Ghostbusters YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife NYCC Panel with Cast and Filmmakers" 10/11/2021
  441. ET Canada YouTube "Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace Are Ready For A 'Ghosbusters: Afterlife' Sequel | EXTENDED" 10/14/2021
  442. The Hot Corn YouTube GHOSTBUSTERS: LEGACY (GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE) | Gil Kenan interview / intervista" 10/14/2021
  443. ET Canada "Ernie Hudson Reacts to 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' & Talks Season 3 of 'The Family Business' (Exclusive)" 10/15/2021
  444. Ghostbusters News "Sony Pictures team up with Firefly for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ outdoor advertising campaign" 10/31/2021
  445. Sony Pictures Taiwan "【魔鬼剋星 未來世】天母萬聖節活動花絮" 11/1/2021
  446. Morelia Film Fest "“Who you gonna call?”… Jason Reitman unveiled his chair during the public presentation of Ghostbusters: The Legacy" 11/1/2021
  447. Morelia Film Fest "Ghostbusters was an emotional experience for Jason and me": Ivan Reitman in master class with Jason Reitman" 11/1/2021
  448. Ghostbusters Tweet 11/2/21
  449. Screen Rant "Finn Wolfhard & McKenna Grace Interview: Ghostbusters Afterlife" 11/9/2021
  450. Screen Rant "Paul Rudd & Carrie Coon Interview: Ghostbusters Afterlife" 11/10/2021
  451. Ghostbusters News "A Ghostbusters Ecto-1 used to promote the upcoming film was just stolen" 11/20/2021
  452. Ghostbusters News "Update on stolen Ghostbusters Ecto-1, culprit has been identified!" 11/11/2021
  453. Tribeca Citizen "Seen & Heard: We now have a Ghostbusters cinema, too" 11/18/2021
  454. Deadline "Alamo Drafthouse Inaugurates Ivan Reitman Cinema As Son Jason Debuts ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife; Giant Marshmallow Man Unveiled" 11/15/2021
  455. AV Club YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife interview: Jason and Ivan Reitman on Easter eggs" 11/19/2021
  456. Sony Pictures Mexico "Ghostbusters: El Legado l Espectáculo de Drones" 11/19/2021
  457. FrenchyRom YouTube "Jason Reitman talks Ghostbusters Afterlife and the future of the franchise (SPOILERS)" 11/23/2021
  458. AV Club "Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Logan Kim knows Podcast's real name, but he's not telling" 11/23/2021
  459. Sony Pictures Malaysia YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE x SALOMA LINK BRIDGE" 12/5/2021
  460. Brandavision Team YouTube "Brandavision x Sony Pictures - Ghostbusters : Afterlife" 12/6/2021
  461. Sony Pictures Releasing Australia YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE – The Ecto-1 Ghostbusting in Sydney" 12/19/2021
  462. Ghostbusters News "Japan goes BIG for Ghostbusters: Afterlife premiere" 1/27/2022
  463. Discovery Go "Growing Belushi" Season 1 Episode 3 "The Weed Brothers" 9/2/2020
  464. Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube, 1:51-2:09 1/14/2021 Carrie 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."
  465. MasterChef Junior YouTube "¡¡SE BAÑAN EN UNA PISCINA DE MOCO!! | MasterChef Junior 8" 1/19/2021
  466. "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' actors Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace talk about new film" 10/11/2021
  467. FallonTonight Tweet 10/11/2021
  468. Digital Spy "Graham Norton Show to feature Harry Potter and Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars" 10/21/2021
  469. Twitter user BatgirlRises Tweet 10/25/20201
  470. KellyClarksonTV Tweet 10/28/2021
  471. The Kelly Clarkson Show "Ghostbusters Star Ernie Hudson Shares Real-Life Ghost Encounter" 10/29/2021
  472. The Kelly Clarkson Show "Mckenna Grace Reveals Bill Murray Crashed 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Set With Bagpipes" 10/29/2021
  473. thismorning Tweet 11/4/2021
  474. This Morning "Ghostbusters is back!" 11/4/2021
  475. ET Online "Ernie Hudson on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Reuniting With OG Cast Members (Exclusive)" 11/13/2021
  476. Ghostbusters News "Original Ghostbusters reunion happening this Monday on Late Night with Seth Meyers" 11/14/2021
  477. Ghostbusters News "Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson added to tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" 11/15/2021
  478. ET Online "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson Remember Harold Ramis (Exclusive)" 11/15/2021
  479. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube "Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson Look Back on the Original Ghostbusters Film | Tonight Show" 11/15/2021
  480. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube "Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson on Reuniting for Ghostbusters: Afterlife | The Tonight Show" 11/15/2021
  481. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube ""I'm Such A Huge Harold Ramis Fan" - Paul Rudd On The Original "Ghostbusters" Films" 11/15/2021
  482. Late Night with Seth Meyers YouTube "Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson Broke a Lot of Rules to Film Ghostbusters" 11/16/2021
  483. Late Night with Seth Meyers YouTube "Dan Aykroyd Tells the Story of When He First Met Bill Murray" 11/16/2021
  484. Extra YouTube "Paul Rudd REVEALS Wife Would Pick Keanu Reeves for SEXIEST Man Alive" 11/16/2021
  485. Extra YouTube "Ernie Hudson on His Ghostbusters Future" 11/16/2021
  486. Extra YouTube "Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray & Ernie Hudson on Ghostbusters REUNION" 11/16/2021
  487. CBSMornings Tweet 11/16/2021
  488. CBSMornings Tweet 11/17/2021
  489. Late Night with Seth Meyers "Paul Rudd Says Working with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson Was Surreal" 11/19/2021
  490. The View YouTube "McKenna Grace Shares About Bill Murray, Great Grandpa at "Ghostbusters" Premiere | The View" 11/19/2021
  491. Little Caesar's Mexico YouTube "Conviértete en un verdadero Ghostbusters con la aplicación Little Caesars Ghost Trap" 10/11/2021
  492. Ghostbusters News "The Ghostbusters have returned to Fortnite! Full details + event walkthrough!" 10/19/2021
  493. Playstation Blog "Behind the scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife game in Dreams" 11/3/2021
  494. ImprezarioEnt Tweet 11/6/2021
  495. Imprezario Entertainment YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife ScARe" App Trailer" 11/6/2021
  496. Collider "'Ghostbusters' Returns to 'Rocket League' This Week With the Iconic Ecto-1 Car" 11/11/2021
  497. Dunkin' Korea TV Youtube "21년 10월 던킨 X 고스트버스터즈!" (Translation: "October 21, Dunkin X Ghostbusters!") 9/30/2021
  498. Ghostbusters News "Update on Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Dunkin’ Donuts South Korea offerings!" 10/6/2021
  499. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife doughnuts are coming to Krispy Kreme South Africa!" 10/16/2021
  500. Michigan Ghostbusters Tweet 10/19/2021
  501. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | :15" 10/29/2021
  502. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | :30" 10/29/2021
  503. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | Great 8 :30" 10/29/2021
  504. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | Great 8 :15" 10/29/2021
  505. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | Go Big :30" 10/29/2021
  506. Zaxby's YouTube "Zaxby's | Ghostbusters: Afterlife | Go Big :15" 10/29/2021
  507. BronStudios Tweet 11/12/2021
  508. Ghostbusters Tweet 11/12/2021
  509. Food & Beverage "Zaxby’s teams up with Sony Pictures for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’" 11/23/2021
  510. Baskin-RobbinsAU YouTube "Something Spooky is happening at Baskin-Robbins" 12/31/2021
  511. Baskin-Robbins Australia Facebook 1/1/2022
  512. CTV News "Aykroyd eyes making 'Ghostbusters' prequel - for 'as little as we can spend'" 5/17/19 Dan Aykroyd says: "It's definitely going to be way under $100 (million). I would think. Movies cost a lot today. It can't be $30 (million), $50 (million) would be stretching it. I don't know. Listen, it's going to be as little as we can spend."
  513. Taber Times "Ghostbusters shooting in Fort Macleod this week" 8/7/2019 Sue Keenan says: "We are really excited to be bringing this $170 million dollar-plus production into the town of Fort Macleod. It goes a long way into helping our economy as well as putting the town of Fort Macleod on the map."
  514. Deadline "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Eyes $45M Worldwide Opening Weekend, Looks At Thanksgiving Long Game – Box Office Preview" 11/17/2021
  515. Variety "Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Targets $30 Million Debut, ‘King Richard’ to Serve Up $10 Million Start" 11/17/2021
  516. Variety "Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Opens to $4.5 Million in Thursday Previews" 11/19/2021
  517. Variety "Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Starts Strong With $44 Million, ‘King Richard’ Whiffs" 11/21/2021
  518. Variet "Box Office: ‘Encanto’ Leads With Projected $43.2 Million Opening, ‘House of Gucci’ Connecting With $21.8 Million" 11/27/2021
  519. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife surpasses $115m at the box office, has a strong second weekend" 11/28/2021
  520. The Hollywood Reporter "Box Office: ‘Encanto,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Lead Quiet Post-Holiday Weekend" 12/5/2021
  521. The Hollywood Reporter "Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Sings Off-Key With $10.5M Opening" 12/12/2021
  522. Deadline "‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Is Even More Amazing With $601M Global Debut For 3rd Biggest WW Bow Ever; $341M Snared Overseas – International Box Office" 12/20/2021
  523. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife saw a 17% increase over previous weekend’s box office" 1/2/2022
  524. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife tops Vudu’s digital sales charts + box office update" 1/10/2022
  525. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife box office update, right behind 2016 reboot’s domestic total" 1/24/2022
  526. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife has surpassed 2016 reboot’s domestic box office" 2/5/2022
  527. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife reclaims top spot on iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu’s rental charts" 2/7/2022
  528. Crunchyroll "Japan Box Office: JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Stays at No.1, Beating Spielberg's West Side Story" 2/14/2022
  529. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife box office update, crosses $200m worldwide" 4/16/2022
  530. Brick Fanatics "LEGO Ghostbusters rumoured to return in 2020" 10/27/19
  531. Toy Ark "New Hasbro Ghostbusters Toy Listings for 2020" 1/2/20
  532. Ghostbusters News "FIRST DETAILS: Hasbro to reveal upcoming Ghostbusters toyline at Toy Fair New York!" 1/15/2020
  533. ShandorSociety Tweet 1/29/2020
  534. Toy Ark "Hasbro Ghostbusters Toy Fair 2020 Preview Information and Images" 2/21/2020
  535. "Toy Fair 2020 – Hasbro Ghostbusters Hi-Res Photos and Info" 2/22/2020
  536. RadYears YouTube via Comic Book "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Possibly Revealed At Toy Fair" 2/26/2020
  537. Ghostbusters News "FIRST LOOK: Ghostbusters: Afterlife theater drink toppers + plushies" 3/24/2020
  538. Ghostbusters News "FIRST DETAILS: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Funko Pop! line" 4/2/2020
  539. Ghostbusters News "FIRST LOOK: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ecto-1 coming soon from Hallmark + SPOILER!" 4/3/2020
  540. Michigan Ghostbusters Tweet 6/10/2020
  541. Comic Book Resource "Hasbro PulseCon Recruits John Cena, Joe Manganiello, Ashley Eckstein & More for Virtual Convention" 9/18/2020
  542. AB Legoleaks instagram 10/31/2020
  543. LEGO "THE LEGO® GROUP ANNOUNCE THE BRAND-NEW LEGO® GHOSTBUSTERS® ECTO-1" 11/5/2020
  544. IGN "Transformers Meet Ghostbusters Afterlife In This Ecto-1 Mash-Up Figure and IDW Comic" 11/13/2020
  545. Ghostbusters Tweet #2 6/8/2021
  546. IGN Tweet #7 6/8/2021
  547. Ghostbusters News "Hallmark reveals Ghostbusters: Afterlife Mini-Pufts ornament!" 6/8/2021
  548. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - T-Shirt Art Timelapse" 6/11/2021
  549. Ghostbusters Tweet 6/25/2021
  550. Ghostbusters Tweet 6/26/2021
  551. Ghostbusters News "You can now get Ghostbusters: Afterlife cakes at Kroger" 6/27/2021
  552. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ecto-1 Hallmark ornament confirmed as SDCC online exclusive" 6/29/2021
  553. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman announces “12 Days of Afterlife” NFT event" 10/7/2021
  554. Ghostbusters News "AMC Theatres reveal full line of Ghostbusters: Afterlife exclusives!" 11/5/2021
  555. Ghostbusters News "Hi-C Ecto Cooler social media pages launch, leaving Ghostbusters fans with questions" 11/11/2021
  556. DrinkHiC Tweet 11/14/2021
  557. RoyKarrde Reddit post 2/4/2022
  558. Film Music Reporter "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Soundtrack Album Details" 11/11/2021
  559. Rob Simonsen YouTube "Lab Partners" 11/11/2021
  560. Rob Simonsen YouTube "Mini-Pufts" 11/11/2021
  561. Variety "How Mckenna Grace Went From a ‘Gifted’ Child Star to the Next ‘Ghostbuster’" 11/17/2021 Line reads: "Her first single, “Haunted House,” will play over the movie’s closing credits."
  562. BronStudios Tweet 12/21/2021
  563. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife makes the longlists for two BAFTA awards" 1/14/2022
  564. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife eligible for Best Picture Oscar" 1/20/2022
  565. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife nominated for prestigious Art Directors Guild award" 1/24/2022
  566. Ghostbusters Tweet 2/3/2022
  567. Ghostbusters News "Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Mckenna Grace receives award nomination" 2/22/2022
  568. Variety "‘Venom 3,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel in the Works at Sony" 4/25/2022
  569. 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."
  570. Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 22:32-23:33 11/19/2021 Mckenna 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."
  571. 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."
  572. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 11:20-12:00 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "So in the designs for some of the unused ghosts, there was one that I really wanted to pitch, I wanted there to be a Dimetrodon ghost because it's an early reptile, a lot of people think it's a dinosaur or the animal with a big you know sail on the back and that comes from the fossil record showing that there were Dimetrodons in the area so I thought it'd be kind of funny and just sort of a nod to dinosaur nerds but also you know maybe a ornery school teacher from the 1800s and then you know, just cosmic terrors that kind of thing like tentacles and kind of Lovecraft-y and sort of stuff because Ghostbusters is kind of all all over the place."
  573. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 26:00-26:57 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "I think, actually I wish there was a little more of the Sentinel involved and the Sentinel was interesting because Francois approached me, he asked me to design a Terror Dog Minotaur and was I was like 'Okay Minotaur's a cool name but how about we call it a Sentinel?' and "Sentinel" came from I was playing a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with my husband and we were all sentinels in the game and so I was like 'Oh the word sentinel is really cool' and the role of the thing is kind of this guardian and so that's a great name so why not so that was kind of cool to see that stick but I wish more of that character was in the film because there were some really really stunning moments with it that were listed in the script that I think would have just been really awesome to see and I know they were kind of there up until a certain moment and then it kind of changed but that would be one thing I wish would come back was that big boy."
  574. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 27:49-27:54 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "He's kind of an in-between. I'll just say that you know, sort of an in-between creature."
  575. Collider Interviews YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Easter Eggs and Theme Park Ride Ideas" 14:24-14:33 11/24/2021 Jason Reitman says: "The first cut was easily over three hours and and now we're down to I think an hour, 56 with credits so it's it's way more slim."
  576. Collider Interviews YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Easter Eggs and Theme Park Ride Ideas" 14:38-14:39 11/24/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Yeah, that's the assembly cut."
  577. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Dana Glauberman says: "The first assembly was 2hr 56min."
  578. Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 4:44-5:01 11/19/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "Probably the wrap gift on--that's such a fun question, I like these--it's probably the wrap gift on this. On Ghostbusters. They gave us all a Ghost Trap. They all gave us a little Ghost Trap holder that says your name on it. And then they gave us a Ghost Trap and it turns on and off, too. It's insane."
  579. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021 Line reads: "Those mysterious tones that foreshadow something's going to happen? They're produced by an ondes martenot, an old French electronic keyboard. Cynthia Millar performed on it for the original movie and for the opening of the new film. She recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London."
  580. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 32:53-33:16 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "And it goes like a full octave deeper and he was saying on-during the recording, he was like what can you do with this instrument that we never did in the first film? And she goes 'Well, it does go lower than we ever used so that's why you know Rob built in that extra-goes one just full octave lower that it's a very satisfying moment right in the beginning of the movie."
  581. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 5:50-6:25 11/23/2021 Will 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."
  582. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 128. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "He eventually came upon images of a freestanding mesa in the Big Muddy Badlands of Saskatchewan called Castle Butte, a relic from the Ice Age."
  583. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 129. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Ultimately, a photogrammetry model of the desired butte was acquired and supplied to the visual effects team to be scaled up, modified, and then digitally composited into the shots."
  584. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article reads: "He also appears in the movie's cold open, which establishes Egon's demise and his existence as a shut-in in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma."
  585. 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."'
  586. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 4:40-5:06 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "So back home in Los Angeles, got one of our technicians Pete Watkins sat there and hand pounded that out. They made a die at Cornfield Customs and then the guys back at Jam sat there with him and worked it out and skinned it but he sat there after the die was done and then pressed it and then he actually sat there with us on a bag underneath it, just old school technique, built three of these and this is the one that's on this truck."
  587. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 4:05-4:28 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "We had to make these truck beds. They didn't exist, they're... Jason chose a truck bed that's Unobtainium, you know and it's like there's three left that we could find so we had to make a replica off of pictures and scale it but while we were doing it back home, we just thought it'd be a cool touch to add a tribute to Dad and the hardest part is just verifying that is his birth year."
  588. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 5:48-6:05 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "We've rigged a bunch of panels on this truck also that will be sucked in and so we basically some of these panels are replicated out of what's called "Oh So Soft Aluminum" or O-Temper Aluminum and we put mechanisms, bimbos on the inside with the solenoid and on cue you just suck them in."
  589. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 6:08-6:22 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "We actually did flat rivets and unfortunately they're in paint and body right now but we built a plate with the eye on the back and then we used old technology from you know like aircraft and just hit the blond riveted flat rivets and then just did a little bit of Bondo on top and and hit it."
  590. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 6:44-6:55 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "And then when it finally you know he loses control and the roof is caving in which we've rigged we hit-the stunt guy will hit a button and then there's an arm below here, a big nitrogen arm that'll take the car and he'll just flip it and it'll flip this thing up on this."
  591. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 6:58-7:35 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "When we're going down the road, we'll have everything on wireless so we'll just be in a chase vehicle looking at the screen and we'll hit the button. As for the flipper, that'll be the stunt guy actually has his own button on board, is a little programmable logic controller that once he hits that button, it just starts off a chain reaction for the big flip arm. The valve opens, arm goes down, hits a limit switch, the computer then says retract and high so by the time he's almost upside down, it's already gone, you're going where did it go from so inside of that box right there we've hidden in here is a whole actuator system."
  592. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 8:42-8:51 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "And also once you flip, there's no take two. We get one take at making it all work so rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal, go for it."
  593. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 6:29-6:33 1/19/2022 Bruce Brownstein says: "But it's funny of the scouts, three of us and stopped and photographed this hill."
  594. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 3:59-4:19 1/19/2022 Bruce Brownstein says: "So we came here in the winter and we looked at this landscape and it had been a canola crop prior so it it was stubby with snow but we knew we wanted corn, we just didn't know exactly how much corn so in the end, the production designer and Jason, they figured out okay the footprint of the house, the barn, these silos, the dirt field and corn around it."
  595. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 4:45-4:56 1/19/2022 Bruce Brownstein says: "No, our obligation is to return this land to the way it was exact full crop field. We'll remove all the pads, the roads, the gravel parking lots and put it all back the way it was."
  596. Jason Reitman instagram 11/21/2021
  597. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 9:24-9:38 2/1/2022 Bill Ives says: "And we started with something a little simpler. At the very beginning, it was more of a contemporary farmhouse, you know, but then we've changed it into a Victorian kind of style and really creeped it up and got all the Egon pieces."
  598. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 10:59-11:18 2/1/2022 Bill Ives says: "So what I do with that is I have a little drone that I fly around the location, do a couple passes and then bring it into the computer and do a photogrammetry based on that so when we design the sets, we're designing them on the actual geography of the location."
  599. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 02:06-02:14 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "First of all, I'm gonna point out that if you look at the top of the house, you see all these antennas and you know it was meant to kind of echo the top of Ecto-1."
  600. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 02:30-02:36 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "This was a house that we actually built from scratch we built twice, once on this location and then once on a soundstage."
  601. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 11:53-13:03 12/6/2021 Francois 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."
  602. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 2:42-2:55 1/19/2022 Bruce Brownstein says: "There was a--the farm we really liked, the Gibson family, they had this barn on their property and it looked pretty much as it does now and so the idea was let's buy that barn, bring it and make it part of our set."
  603. Tested YouTube "Creating Ghostbusters: Afterlife's On Location Set!" 3:48-3:53 1/19/2022 Bruce Brownstein says: "It's the same barn material that sat on that farm for 130 years."
  604. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 13:04-13:26 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "We got lucky and we found it in a magnificent barn with a collapsed roof that we were able to salvage and take apart plank by plank and re-erect on site which was really kind of-I wasn't sure that was going to work but it was a miraculous feat of engineering by by the construction team so that bind-"
  605. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 13:33-14:19 12/6/2021 Francois 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."
  606. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 14:25-14:45 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "And another hard thing well not just the hard thing but another challenge was then then you have to put it together in a safer way that is not going to just fall down on top of the crew and so they were able to put all of this structure invisibly into the house-into the barn to make it appear decrepit but be completely structurally sound."
  607. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 2:19-2:29 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "So we found old glass. We bought old glass, cut it down to size and then actually had to laminate it for safety so it's laminated so because you can't get anti-glass with tempered so that's the whole process as well."'
  608. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 2:34-2:58 1/26/2022 François 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."'
  609. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 9:58-10:13 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "Just the lever that's on the porch changed position at the very last minutes and we switched out the post to make it a four inch by four inch post so those so those things you have to stay on top of it and document almost forensically."'
  610. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 05:00-05:13 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "First, you have the shot of the dry ice coming out of the chimney. And this is just another example of how much we wanted to do things practically. I think these days, you know, they would just do that all CG but we wanted to do practical effects as much as humanly possible."
  611. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 6:18-6:22 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "So that was done by ISS and I believe they did chrome paint."'
  612. dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "Were original shoe polishers used for the PKE meters?" 00:25-00:27 12/11/2021 Ben Eadie says: "The originals were used. They were 3-D scanned."
  613. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 7:15-7:24 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And you can change the brightness and dimness of the lights -- is handled by some of the buttons here. That shifts the animation."'
  614. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 7:29-7:38 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And then you will handle how bright it is so if you're in a dim-lit area and it's overpowering and things, you can bring down the lights a little bit."'
  615. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 8:16-8:25 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "Now the red button on the bottom. Of course, it's a dummy one but just giver her a little nudge and then you have the arcs."'
  616. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 40:17-40:37 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We did build the chair arms that grab Egon in the beginning of the film. I puppeteered one of them but unfortunately, the cut is so fast, we don't see quite what they are. Because what we shot was quite violent actually. Grabbing him and basically that's it. That's the end of Egon."'
  617. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 1:06:19-1:06:33 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "And I was wearing it at a local thrift store looking for junk as I do and the proprietor was lie 'Oh, you worked on Ghostbusters?' I was like 'Yeah, I did some prop stuff.' Like 'Oh, we sold them all the fake fliers for the funeral'."
  618. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "A perfect example of that—and this is the opposite of instead of putting the scenes back in and then realizing, "Yeah, we don't need them,"—at one point we started the movie way later. We still had the opening sequence but we started the movie at the arrival of the house. I was a proponent of that saying, "Look, you figure out all the information and throw your audience into the middle of it," and I was very wrong."
  619. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 12:00-12:03 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: "But a lot of these things were created for the movie."
  620. The A.V. Club YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife interview: Jason and Ivan Reitman on Easter eggs" 00:41-00:48 11/19/2021 Jason Reitman says: "And we had a straightened slinky on Phoebe's night table in Chicago at the beginning of the movie."
  621. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 9:51-10:25 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: "So these coveralls I created for the movie. and then yeah, they're really fun, really utilitarian and they feel--and you don't know where, when they're from, you just know that she is just a gal who likes to get things done and as you see there's not a lof of staining on it but there's a ton of wear and it's about all the puckering so."
  622. MckennaGraceful Tweet 8/26/2021 Mckenna Grace writes: "The red shoes worn in the film are by BillyFootwear You can purchase the exact ones. If you go to the website and read the story about why these were made, it’s really remarkable and inspiring!"
  623. Jason Reitman instagram 7/12/2019
  624. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 38. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "When famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright went to Scottsdale to build (his winter home and school) Taliesin West, his architectural students ended up settling in the area. So you have all these interesting Lloyd Wright-inspired buildings in the surrounding area; banks, libraries, motels, etcetera, which makes it very unique."
  625. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 44. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "In the town of Drumheller we created a really beautiful little intersection with a view of the water tower in the distance. That became sort of an extension of Main Street, because when you turn a corner and we cut, voila! You're now literally in another location-downtown Fort Macleod, which sports a quaint little movie theatre. Another town we also spent time in was called Crossfield, where we filmed our sheriff's station, Chinese restaurant, and small-town middle school where Phoebe meets Podcast and Mr. Grooberson in summer school."
  626. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021 Line reads: "For Ghostbusters: Afterlife, exteriors were shot in Horsethief Canyon, the Drumheller water tower and on highways 570 and 848. Interiors were shot in and around Calgary, Alberta, including the Deerfoot City Walmart, the Apple Pie Cafe in Beiseker and Macleod's Java Shop. Grandpa Egon's barn was a set constructed in Canada."
  627. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 39. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: ""Summerville" was digitally added to the existing water tower on location in Drumheller, Alberta, which stood in for the film's fictional Oklahoma town."
  628. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021 Line reads: "For Ghostbusters: Afterlife, exteriors were shot in Horsethief Canyon, the Drumheller water tower and on highways 570 and 848. Interiors were shot in and around Calgary, Alberta, including the Deerfoot City Walmart, the Apple Pie Cafe in Beiseker and Macleod's Java Shop. Grandpa Egon's barn was a set constructed in Canada."
  629. JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 20:23-20:35 11/12/2021 Jason Reitman says: "By the way, by the way. When we wrapped shooting, we harvested the barley. We made it hulled. That's the one thing so far the Ghostbusters: Afterlife has made money on. We made money on our crop."
  630. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 1:00-1:16 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "I was a competitive figure skater as a young girl so I had a lot of dance background and yeah, I mean that's actually how Roller Granny came about because I had to audition on well, they wanted me on roller skates. I couldn't find an roller skates. I got a pair of ice skates and did it on that."
  631. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 2:19-3:26 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "Before you see it, know that like Finn and many of the other actors in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, we did not not know what we were auditioning for. The project was called Rust City and I was on vacation, actually. I was up in Sun Valley, Idaho and I got a call from my manager and she said 'Hey, they want you to audition for a project, it's kind of secretive, we don't-we really don't know what it is so we thought it was an independent film but have to do it on roller skates' and so I had roller blades and I had ice skates because I was in Sun Valley, Idaho where I used to actually skate all the time and I couldn't find any roller skates so I just said, 'Oh, big deal, I'm just going to go over to the ice rink,' which I did, put these ice skates on and I'm going to hand the sides, you know the script, to some kid standing on the side of the rink and that's what we did and we did it in one take."
  632. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 4:15-4:32 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "And that changed, that changed on the spot when we were shooting, Jason said 'Hey, the Dirt Farmer had a family' and he switched that out right there which I thought was even funnier because I was looking at his his family in the back seat."
  633. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 5:51-6:00 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "You know that "nope" actually came out of a kind of an improv from my audition. I just threw that in and Jason liked it."
  634. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 6:45-7:15 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "I thought this is so fun and I got to roller skate up there and hang out with-I hung out with all the kids because you know all the big the Ghostbusters celebs hadn't shown up yet. Of course, the big celebrity obviously was wonderful Carrie Coon and Mckenna. Oh God, she's fabulous. Finn and Celeste O'Connor who I got to be buddies with and so I was just you know, I was just hanging out with the kids for two weeks."
  635. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 12:08-13:05 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "I was up there two weeks because we did a lot of rehearsals, there's a lot of footage you didn't see where you know we're skating around the cars and they're doing tricks and we had some wonderful championship roller skaters on the set that were also you know doing fun things but a lot of that isn't on there now. I'd be interested to see if that ever came up on any deleted scenes and I was on set, I probably a total of, on and off including rehearsal, about five days because the first week we were there, we were just rehearsing and things like that and then weather, you had delays you know, yeah, I mean it gets windy up there, there's a whole bunch of stuff that has to go right before they can shoot it and the time of day, etc."
  636. The Containment Unit YouTube "Danielle Kennedy (Roller Granny, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 7:30-7:31 1/21/2022 Danielle Kennedy says: "I had no idea."
  637. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 12:42-13:03 2/1/2022 Bill Ives says: "But even the paint department, we start with it in the barn, it hasn't been seen, the light of day for a long time so it starts off really dusty, I mean we see it under the tarp and then we take the tarp off, it's covered in dust and we have to keep the dust on for the first part of the show and we can't just do dust, you have to do it in paint so that it stays."
  638. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 13:10-13:25 2/1/2022 Bill Ives says: "And then we have to clean so we do a paint, yes, we do a paint that can come off and of course they don't shoot in a sequence so it's constantly going back and forth so we do reference and the ADs work with us to say 'Okay, Ecto is in Stage 3.' Of course, after it comes out of the barn, it has to go through the field."
  639. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Hasbro PulseCon 2020 Day 2" 4:24:42-4:25:25 9/28/2020 Jason 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."
  640. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 88. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The filmmakers commissioned Ghostlight Industries in Los Angeles to build two identical, fully operational hero Ecto-1s, inside and out. An interior buck that would come apart in four pieces for stage photography was also built."
  641. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 91. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "O'Neil's team had less than three months to deliver the restored vehicles to Calgary."
  642. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 91. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Ghostlight acquired two original 1959 cars-one of which was the actual Ecto-1A which Sony Pictures still had from Ghostbusters II. A 1961 model donated by a Ghostbusters fan, was used to make the sliced-up interior buck."
  643. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 30:20-31:10 12/6/2021 Francois 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."
  644. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 33:36-34:07 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "We had a lot of malfunctions happen at at-during the testing phase. You know one thing that happened was when the car showed up in Calgary and it was being worked on in Los Angeles but we had the-the first day that we tested the car in the parking lot, the stunt driver took-he wanted to try to max out and you know he drove it fast as possible and took it into a sideways skid and the wheels fell off-one of the wheels broke and and it was like-"
  645. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 34:18-34:48 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "So we've learned that the evolving nature of the stunt action which was getting more cinematic and big required a little bit of a souped-up suspension and so the car had to go back to LA and the wheels, we had to get even more sort of robust engineered I think Mustang axles put on."
  646. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 91. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Cyril O'Neil says: "In the case of some of the moldings, some of the stuff just wasn't out there, so we'll recreate it in terms of 3D printing or fiber glass parts and chrome those parts."
  647. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 91. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Once there was a general structure in place, the cars were moved to the fabrication shop where they fit the suspension, which was designed and built specifically for the Ecto-1s. General Motors LS3 crate engines with 550 horsepower were then installed."
  648. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 105. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Audouy immediately recreated vinyl replicas of the logo and integrated specific cracked patterns to simulate the effects of the heat and cold temperatures over the years."
  649. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "Actually to continue on this subject, in that scene when she said, "Maybe it's the apocalypse, she winked after that, and in the original version of the movie, winking was a thing that her mom told her to do to let people know she was kidding. We experimented even later putting that back where she said that and then winked, and Dana was completely right. It was funny, but it didn't keep the energy up and it was like begging for more laughs when you just had a great one. We needed to just keep going, and the movie's better for it."
  650. WFAA "Ghostbusters: Afterlife A chat with Logan Kim" 1:36-1:45 2/15/2022 Logan Kim says: "And he, you know, he made up like a bunch of the lines he said so he got to kind of play around with it and he's perfect with improv and I love so much he's such a funny dude."
  651. Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 27:46-27:54 11/25/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Cujo I did choose as well but I think the reason why we went with Cujo was particularly so we could dovetail into the joke about Beethoven which was obviously a weird easter egg to my father."
  652. EMPIRE Online "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Special – Director Jason Reitman On Cujo, Callbacks And Killing JK Simmons" 12/30/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Oh my God, I wish I could say that that was on purpose! I really just wanted to make the Beethoven joke, there was no Terror Dog thought. In the future, of course yeah, I will say that, so you think it's part of my overwhelming genius. But no, I didn't think of that."
  653. The A.V. Club "Ghostbusters: Afterlife star Logan Kim knows Podcast's real name, but he's not telling" 0:59-1:12 11/23/2021 Logan Kim says: "There is a real name. And it was originally in the script, but they took it out for mystery purposes, and I will not disclose that information."
  654. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘The Nest,’ Unanswered ‘The Leftovers’ Questions and Surreal ‘Ghostbusters’ Casting" 9/16/2020 Carrie Coon says: "The reason he's in Ghostbusters is because he happened to be in Canada with me and [our son] Haskell when they lost an actor due to a conflict, and so they just asked if he was around. So it worked out really well."
  655. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 142. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Another one of the production's significant sets was the base of the mountain, which consisted of an exterior canyon cul-de-sac that filled all of Studio 3."
  656. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 142. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "Initially, the canyon on stage was intended to be a rather restrained set with lots of visual effects and blue screen, but Jason kept challenging us to try to build more and more, until we had filled the stage with forty-foot rock walls. It's revealed to be a gigantic Gozerian bas-relief-sort of a sister to the large doors on the rooftop of Dana Barrett's apartment in Ghostbusters."
  657. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 146. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Later in the film, the mountainside cracks open and the shallow cravings of the etched stairway protrude outward, allowing Gozer to emerge from the temple. To accomplish this, two versions of the canyon set were built-a "pre-stairs" configuration of just the bas-relief rock wall, and a "post-stairs" one featuring the full transformed set. The visual effects team would bridge pre and post transformation with the four fully digital shots animating the stone stairway extending out of the bas-relief. Audouy's design for the etched relief was directly based on the engraved doors from Ghostbusters, but to realize the concept, some subtle design modifications would be required to create an organic transition to the iconic ziggurat-stepped architecture."
  658. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 147. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "Over a long weekend, she took the designs and ended up building a working digital 3D model of the dimensional transition. We also built a physical study with our sculpting team, and concurrent to that, my art director Bill Ives built a photo-real 3D model of the entire stage set."
  659. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 149-150. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "Visually, we were inspired by slot canyons in the Arizona badlands, and even the archaeological city of Petra in Jordan. One of our painters had recently visited Petra and had those incredibly high-resolution photographs of the beautiful rock walls, so those became a key texture reference for the slot canyon walls of the set."
  660. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 17:39-17:52 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "So yeah, the interior, the f-we did the first floor interior as a full dress on location and then ended up doubling that and moving the dressing over to a stage. The second floor was only on the stage set."
  661. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 70. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Reitman consulted with magician and puzzle creator David Kwong, and commissioned puzzle designer David Shukan, who created a thirteen-step solution that was then built to function practically on set."
  662. EMPIRE Online "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Special – Director Jason Reitman On Cujo, Callbacks And Killing JK Simmons" 12/30/2021 Jason Reitman says: "And then Child's Play. We wanted to make it a runner, and I loved Child's Play as a kid. So, I was thrilled when we got that in there."
  663. JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 24:53-25:53 11/12/2021 Jason 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."
  664. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 00:20-00:31 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "And they needed something that was about this big and they took my suggestion of an Aztec Death Whistle which is an actual thing. And reader, I got to build it for the film."
  665. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 30:58-31:09 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "Francois gave me a beautiful design. I sculpted it in Sculpey, cast it in resin and then Allie Weber, my co-host on Mythbusters Jr. and I spent a day finishing and refining these and we gave you seven."
  666. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 14:02-14:06 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "The look that production wants is a kind of rotted stone."
  667. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 00:36-00:53 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "To do this build, I actually commandeered the help of friend, my colleague, and my co-Mythbuster, the amazing Allie Weber, who visited the Cave in 2019 and assisted me for a couple of days as we painted and finished and packed up a full compliment of Aztec Death Whistles that I hand delivered to the set."
  668. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 08:07-08:12 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "Three heroes, two backgrounds, and two stunts. Seven total."
  669. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 01:01-01:04 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "I secretly signed it "A A" for Adam and Allie."
  670. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 01:27-01:39 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "As the urethane plastic that we're pouring, that is basically his stuff, this is what it looks like, as it leeches some of the silicone out so it makes the silicone weaker."
  671. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 02:26-02:29 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "So the types of resin we're using is called instacast."
  672. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 08:52-09:00 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "So what I did was, I used the Forstner bit to drill out two holes down there, one hole in each eye, and one hole under the jaw."
  673. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 09:06-09:37 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "What I need you to do is take this Dremel. It's got a rough bit on the end of it. First thing first, you see how in here my drill bit has left this kind of edge? I want to get rid of that."
  674. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 14:07-14:17 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "So, we are gonna start with a brown shoe polish then we're gonna hit it with a black and burnt umber wash and then we might end up hitting it with a little bit of an oil paint."
  675. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 21:44-22:07 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "But now I want to move on to the next stage. It involves some acrylic washes so to stop the-that process, we're gonna give it a matte clear. And then we're gonna let that dry and go over that with acrylic."
  676. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Hand Prop!" 27:03-27:27 11/18/2021 Adam Savage says: "This is, let's see, where do I begin? This is a bit of jersey t-shirt material filled with a powder so we would call this a pounce bag and in mold making. I'd use one full of corn starch to dust my mold to help the plastic go everywhere. This one though is a pounce bag full of diatomaceous earth otherwise known as fuller's earth otherwise known as dust in the movies."
  677. JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 23:10-23:35 11/12/2021 Jason Reitman says: "He and Carrie have a lovely moment where it's this-this flirtation in the Farmhouse after they first meet and they and they just came up with that-those beats whole cloth right in front of me and it was absolutely wonderful and they made Gil and I look like better writers and of course there's Bill Murray."
  678. 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."
  679. 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."
  680. 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."
  681. 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."
  682. 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."
  683. 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."
  684. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 4:13-4:51 mark 11/15/2021 Finn 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."
  685. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021 Line reads: "For Ghostbusters: Afterlife, exteriors were shot in Horsethief Canyon, the Drumheller water tower and on highways 570 and 848. Interiors were shot in and around Calgary, Alberta, including the Deerfoot City Walmart, the Apple Pie Cafe in Beiseker and Macleod's Java Shop. Grandpa Egon's barn was a set constructed in Canada."
  686. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 129. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The mineshaft, which seemingly extends hundreds of feet deep into the mountain, was actually a six-foot pit dug into the earth on location."
  687. Reddit user Tiefighter21 "Easter Egg from New Movie Which Came..." 11/4/2020
  688. Hewitt, Chris (2022). Empire Magazine Issue 398 April 2022, p. 57. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom. Jason Reitman says: "That was our costume designer Danny Glicker's idea. He showed that to me and I just lit up."
  689. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 74. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Production designer Francois Audouy recalls designing the shed using repurposed wood from an antiquated shack that was part of the barn acquisition."
  690. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 74. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Through the magic of editing, she would ultimately land in a separate set built and located on the Studio 3 sound stage at the Calgary Film Centre."
  691. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 79. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "Occasionally, they're comprised of steel sea containers which have been modified and buried. So we purchased two of them, welding them together, and that became Egon's secret underground lab."
  692. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 80. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Healy pulled a ton of screen grabs, set up several secret eBay accounts, and went undercover, obtaining guidance and assistance from Ghostbusters fan sites, forums, and threads."
  693. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 80. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Paul Healy says: "I did whatever I could to maintain accuracy and acquire these obscure pieces. That meant sometimes purchasing them on eBay or replicating them, and keeping it true, one hundred percent, to the littlest detail."
  694. Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021 Will Files says: "We took the sound when Dan Aykroyd slides down the pole at the beginning of ‘Ghostbusters. We just stole it from the original and we put it into Phoebe's [scene]."
  695. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 80. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Among the list of other items he dressed into the lab: an IM-179 gamma rate meter used by Egon briefly in the first movie, a few items from Ghostbusters II, and precise replica of the Aura Video-Analyzer worn by Louis Tully, which was commissioned after Healy found the right colander."
  696. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 3:33-3:45 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: "Like in this knife pocket in the original suit, this little curve goes above the seam and in flight suits you get now, the curve is way below."
  697. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 4:36-5:19 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: " One of the fun things was working with the embroiderer to create this kind of old school process where we were really using a lot more--we were covering a lot more space with a lot fewer stitches exactly like the original patch and everything you see in this patch is an exact replica of the original patch including how we sew it on the original patchs were sewn by machine then with these hand stitches around the ghost and then there's a detail in here that's really special and really insider, there's a repair right here which is an exact reproduction from the original Ghostbusters patch."
  698. dreadmakerroberts Tik Tok "Who made the patches for the Ghostbusters Afterlife uniform?" 00:26-00:34 12/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "We found out the files were taken to Calgary and we found a tailor or seamstress or company right within the city and they made the patches right there."
  699. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 82. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Progress photos of the "disassembled" hero prop, fabricated by The Hand Prop Room with interior details and moving parts that could be reconstructed by the actor on camera."
  700. 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"."
  701. 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"
  702. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 114. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Guillaume DeLouche says: "We molded a lot of the parts separately, around seventeen molds. Everything was recast and regrown."
  703. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 114. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The hero packs were then cast in an aluminum housing and wired with elaborate lighting effects, which for the first time depict the positively charged ions spinning within the cyclotron."
  704. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 114. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Guillaume DeLouche says: "Any of the original little pieces that we could find through suppliers were used to recreate what the original prop makers had done. Any parts that could not be found were molded, grown (with a 3D printer), cast, and remanufactured."
  705. dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "What frame and shoulder straps were used for the ghostbusters afterlife packs?" 00:31-1:11 12/10/2021 Ben 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."
  706. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters Proton Pack!" 2:02-2:20 10/6/2021 Ben Eadie says: "Well, especially when you take into account there was -- let's see, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven different styles of packs. So yeah, it--they're all the same foundation but it changes from scene to scene depending on what was going on and some of them are so so very cool."
  707. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters Proton Pack!" 3:05-3:08 10/6/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And we were even creating some on the fly as needed."
  708. Tested YouTube "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Brought Back THAT Legacy Character" 6:30-6:56 1/7/2022 Jason 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."
  709. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 80. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Healy couldn't locate one on the market or find a replica that he was satisfied with, so he built his own."
  710. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 80. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Paul Healy says: "By reaching out to six different sources, I ended up getting all the real parts and I put one together myself."
  711. Tested YouTube "How Ghostbusters: Afterlife Brought Back THAT Legacy Character" 7:08-8:03 1/7/2022 Jason 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."
  712. Polygon "Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman crossed the streams of reality and sequel lore" 11/21/2021 Jason Reigman says: "Originally she was in a field of corn. She fired into the corn and the corn popped up into popcorn, she ate the popcorn and smiled."
  713. Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 6:48-7:26 11/25/2021 Jason 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."
  714. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 5:19-6:00 mark 11/15/2021 Mckenna 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."
  715. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 24. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "In a scene cut from the film, popcorn runs down on Phoebe after she test fires the proton blaster, vaporizing nearby corn stalks."
  716. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 110. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "On the southwestern outskirts of Calgary, filmmakers transformed the turn-of-the-century Turner Valley Gas Plant into Summerville's abandoned foundry, once operated by the Shandor Mining Company to process raw selenium."
  717. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 116. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The infrared ghost peepers got a retro-upgrade by Studio Art & Technology in Los Angeles with a new built-in component-a thermal Polaroid camera."
  718. Hasbro Pulse Youtube "Hasbro Pulse Con 2021 - DAY ONE" 10/22/2021 Jason Reitman says: "It's the first time we fire up the Proton Pack in the movie. We shot it on Day Two. And it was the moment we all realized we were making a Ghostbusters movie."
  719. PlayStation YouTube "Dreams - Cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Play Dreams | PS4" 00:25-00:34 11/3/2021 Jason Reitman says: "It's the foundry. So Day 2 of shooting was this location and it was the first time that Mckenna and Logan had a scene together. And it's the first time they fire the Proton Pack."
  720. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ghostbusters Proton Pack!" 9:16-9:23 10/6/2021 Adam Savage says: "I think that location is underneath this, the ion arm. And so did Jason Reitman so he put a switch there."
  721. dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "What is the deal with the switch on the proton pack?" 00:24-1:03 12/9/2021 Ben 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."
  722. dreadmakerroberts Tik Tok "What switch was used in the proton pack for ghostbusters afterlife?" 00:33-00:45 12/16/2021 Ben Eadie says: "Right there, we ended up just putting a tiny light switch in and cutting the light switch down so that the actual toggle looks like the breaker and placing another plate on it just to get it in the right spot and actual functioning switch."
  723. Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021 Article 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."
  724. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 30:49-31:12 11/22/2021 Ben Eadie says: "It was definitely a collaborative effort but you know there was things like the wiring harness wasn't correct and if it wasn't for Eric and his contacts, the right wire harness probably wouldn't have shown up so it really-it branched right across the board like people from set deck and people in other departments were all in pointing out flaws and making sure that everything was perfect."
  725. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 32:35-33:08 11/22/2021 Ben 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."
  726. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 3:32-3:33 10/18/2021 Jason Reitman says: "An actual mechanical cyclotron."'
  727. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 3:09-3:17 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "This was all requested by Jason really. There's some scenes that require a little more detail in the start up."'
  728. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!" 5:15-5:27 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And originally, it was just spinners normally, uh, we had the acceleration thing so we upgraded with the little motor controller and the RC. That was one of my little added touches to get things working the way we needed them to show properly."'
  729. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Inspects Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Hero Props!", 2:33-2:42 10/18/2021 Ben Eadie says: "But the girl we have, Mckenna couldn't hit the trigger properly so we had to do a quick little impromptu and there's a tiny little trigger hidden underneath up there for small hands."'
  730. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 33:11-33:30 11/22/2021 Ben Eadie says: "One of the added bonuses to that is that if you're watching the movie and you listen to the audio track, what blew me away when I first watched it was is that sound that machine makes is in there. It's been adjusted but the actual sound that the pack made is right in the movie and it makes me smile. I love seeing stuff like that."
  731. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 51:00-51:07 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "And you know what's funny about that-that was the first sequence we cut. That was the first-that was the first sound design we made for the movie."
  732. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 52:00-53:55 11/23/2021 Will 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."
  733. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Filmmakers and Cast Twitter Spaces Recap" 42:05-42:18 6/24/2021 Logan Kim reads: "I'll tell you one thing about them. I can barely see out of them on set. I remember there was-was like tunnel vision. I had two little slots like it's sea-and one time I was turning my head too fast and I accidentally McKenna in the face."
  734. @dreadmakerroberts TikTok "What camera was used in the Ghostbusters Afterlife goggles?" 00:01-00:20 1/12/2022 Ben Eadie says: "What camera was used in the inside of the Ecto Goggles? Well, it was an Instanx--Insta--in, I'll show a picture here. The guts of it was basically stripped out of this camera and put into the goggles. Uh, the flash module itself was used but the frame holding the flash module that pops up? That was a custom build."
  735. Collider "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Star Mckenna Grace Explains How She Accomplished So Much at Just 15 Years Old" 25:48-25:58 11/19/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "Ha ha, Logan. He already has. He slipped and fell while running from Muncher and ectoplasm on accident. That was really funny but I was the only one on set laughing."
  736. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Production Roundtable: Ozzy Inguanzo, Brynn Metheney, and Francois Audouy" 19:53-20:03 1/28/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "Muncher took from--I started in February month two of this production. Muncher took from February to May."
  737. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 14:46-15:34 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "Muncher was just the worst character to find. He was so hard. It took us like three or four months to figure him out and he's not even that complicated. He's really just a little blobby like kind of baby looking ghost with a couple arms and he's you know kind of this weird little creature but oh my God, I did hundreds to try to figure him out and Jason would just be like 'Oh, you know, like we're getting close here' and then we'd go in that direction. He's like 'No, it's not right. We got to go back.' and so that was fulfilling in the sense that when I finally figured it out or when we all actually figured it out because it was all of us it was like 'Okay, we finally did it. Thank goodness!' and he's-I like Muncher."
  738. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 124. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Brynn Metheney says: "I knew I couldn't do green. That was the only color that was off limits. Muncher started out as a horrible rusted color. I was really leaning into red browns, because I felt like it matched the environment, but it wasn't really sticking. I was trying blues. I tried purple, gold, and literally every other color in the spectrum, and then I remember there was this image that came in from DNEG, and it was a translucent blue sparkly kind of color. I don't know that anyone else really noticed it, but when I saw it, I was like, 'That's it! That has to be the color. It's so cool and it has such a life to it. I feels like what a ghost would look like to me.' Jason and Francois really liked it, so I ran with that and pushed it more into the blueish territory."
  739. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Production Roundtable: Ozzy Inguanzo, Brynn Metheney, and Francois Audouy" 20:36-20:50 1/28/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "He described him as sort of like a weird little bulldog-like coin purse, like he wanted him to be like something that could empty out all of the metal out of his body."
  740. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 21:44-23:34 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "So the way I had imagined Muncher was being sort of a desperate little ghost who couldn't get enough because metal doesn't have anything in it, it's just kind of this dead material that he's eating and so in my original sketches of Muncher, probably some of the more terrifying ones because in the beginning he was kind of just like I imagined him being the ghost of a miner who couldn't-because everything takes place in a mine who couldn't get enough of the metal he was mining for so he had actually like 10 fingers on each hand and he was a lot scarier and a little grabbier so I think some of his multiple armness stems from that of being kind of greedy in a way that's like I need to grab everything I can plus there were two other things that I think led to the multiple arm decision and one of them was the visual effects supervisor at the time Sheena Dugal offered a lot of reference-photo reference of water bears to Jason and Jason was like captivated by these little creatures and if you've ever seen a water bear, I think they have six limbs and it might be right--six to eight limbs, they have a lot of lips and so I think he was really like kind of fascinated by that look which I think pushed Jason into making the ultimate decision that Muncher would have multiple arms and then from my point of view in adding to these sort of greed aspect of Muncher and trying to grab everything he can, his world is nothing but pipes and caves and so I kind of also thought that maybe just out of necessity, he might have multiple arms to kind of move around in these environments as some kind of fun bit."
  741. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 40:43-40:48 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "And when it comes to Muncher, we did some concepts. They were different."'
  742. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 40:54-41:04 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We did do some foam latex skins of Muncher just so visual effects had something-so if this was foam latex creature-a puppet-what would the texture be."'
  743. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Fan Service and Revealing the Movie's Secrets" 3:53-4:09 11/13/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Josh and I ran into each other on the Sony lot and I was like, "Hey, do you want to come voice this ghost?" And he was, "Yes!" And he literally just walked in the room. We were literally in a room at the time. He walked right in, he started doing sounds and-and that is where the sound of Muncher came from."
  744. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 13:00-13:10 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "We knew that he would be of the same free floating class as Slimer. We knew that he would be kind of just as old and tissue-y and angry."
  745. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 13:17-13:22 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "The original Slimer was an angry dude and scary and we wanted to get back to that."
  746. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Logan Kim Interview - YHS Podcast", 19:40-19:50 12/1/2021 Logan Kim says: "You know that one was so Jason told us you know, uh, I did-he wanted us to to do some stuff but in other parts of the movie he actually gave a lot of freedom."'
  747. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:01:50-1:02:14 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And I remember there's once where the kids were ducking behind a uh-right in the scene where they the Muncher starts firing the stuff at them at the very beginning, it's like bullets. Okay, right tight and the kids are ducking behind it and they were saying like "Get down!" and they're trying all these other things and and they're just like 'it doesn't sound right' and I'm like well I go 'in the infantry' and I'm like oh (expletive)."
  748. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:02:23-1:02:33 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "When things are coming at you, the universal scream is "Incoming!" and he's and he's like 'that's it. Okay, let's try it: incoming. You got it?' Did I make a line?"
  749. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:02:43 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "It got cut."
  750. Hasbro Pulse YouTube "Fan First Monday | Ghostbusters HasLab Plasma Series Spengler's Proton Pack Livestream" 35:32-36:42 11/22/2021 Ben 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."
  751. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 03:15-03:46 7/26/2021 Jason 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."
  752. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 03:47-03:59 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "So we spent a whole afternoon doing doughnuts in a wheat field and by the time it came back, you could actually smell the toasted barley coming out the front of the car."
  753. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 00:28-00:45 1/29/2022 Guy Bews says: "Unfortunately, we couldn't jump the real Ecto so we used like a proxy truck which visual effects then will turn into the Ecto. We had picture cars find us a vehicle that has basically the same wheelbase as the Ecto and put the same tires on it."
  754. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:02-1:30 1/29/2022 Guy Bews says: "I brought Jeff Senca who's a good friend of mine and stunt guy that jumped cars, he races the Baja 1000 and the whole nine yards and so we designed and built the ramp into the approach coming out of a farm field of oats and tested it all to make sure that we had the right distances. All that stuff to make that car land on the road, be able to still make that turn and go down that road."
  755. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:38-1:45 1/29/2022 Guy Bews says: "The speed was between 35 and 40 miles range. I believe it was 55 feet from take off to landing."
  756. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:31-1:37 1/29/2022 Alessandro Ongaro says: "It took this jump and it was insane because it was very very cool and we placed five cameras from multiple angles."
  757. Sony Pictures Entertainment India "Ghostbusters: Afterlife | A Ride On The ECTO1 | Sony Pictures Entertainment India" 1:48-1:56 1/29/2022 Alessandro Ongaro says: "The camera landed on the crash camera. The camera survived. We broke the attachment with lens but the camera survived so we got the footage."
  758. From The Movie " Neko Lucky Cat Ceramic Tiki Mugs" 2017
  759. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 37. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "The old wooden grain elevator was added digitally in post-production. Final shot as it appears in the film."
  760. @dreadmakerroberts TikTok "Was there a continuity error on the wand in the Ecto that Trevor used in the final battle?" 00:16-00:46 1/8/2022 Ben Eadie says: "Okay, I'm not trying to bug ya man, but the wand was actually made as a snub nose. Now you'll notice--I'm ex-infantry so when you have vehicle weapons, they always have a shorter barrel and the reason for the shorter barrel is that you can get in and out of the vehicle a lot faster. That same methodology or thought process went in on the wands so the Ecto wand was shorter and did not extend so that it would kind of go with everything. It was also called the snub nose."
  761. 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."
  762. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Drives Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Ecto-1!" 2:18-2:24 9/1/2021 Dave Leader says: "There's a lot of, I mean, we've gone through a couple of different suspensions just because of the extra weight."
  763. 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."
  764. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 12:00-12:03 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "This sequence that you're seeing a piece of here took the entire film to shoot."
  765. Joel Falbrick instagram 8/28/2019
  766. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 23:29-23:31 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "That was actually built by cutting up a foam stunt pack with a hack saw."
  767. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 29:56-30:08 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "I think it was plastic or wood. It was laser cut on a Glowforge we had running in the little props area we were working in which we shared with set dec."
  768. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 19:28-20:41 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "So just members of my franchise that helped out would be Ashley, who did a lot of paint, weathering, and detailing. She also designed a different neutrona wand box that was ultimately unused but now exists in her home secretly. My good friend James was also involved. He was the one who recommended me specifically which was great. He did a lot of the modeling. He also modeled parts of the Ectomobile that needed to be made. Another friend, Sean. Cast--brought on for casting a dummy version of the R.T.V. That would stick out of the Ectomobile that couldn't eject because was only half a body, it ended before--And Dustin who did electronics and wiring and also ran the wrap party which I also got to be gently involved in. And finally for Ghostbusters friends, Rob who worked on the Sentry Wands specifically. Yes, Genesis Custom Sabers is his company."
  769. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 95. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "Our initial instinct was to have a regular proton pack bolted to the back of the seat."
  770. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 24:34-24:39 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "The original wand for the Ectomobile was white. It wasn't a black wand."
  771. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 99. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Multiple variations of this sawed-off proton blaster were designed by Franson, with the final specialty prop built by The Hand Prop Room in Los Angeles."
  772. Ghostbusters YouTube "GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE - Jason Reitman and Ben Eadie discuss the RTV | Maker Mondays" 2:10-2:46 1/31/2022 Jason Reitman says: "And if your Ghostbuster is going to be on the move and he's going to be blasting from the side of Ecto-1, you're going to need to find a way to trap him and to trap on the move we thought we're going to need a trap on wheels and we-I remember the sequence in Dirty Harry, "The Dead Pool" where there was a remote control car that was also an explosive and there's this great chase scene through San Francisco. The car would fly over the hill and and and then the little car was like follow it and I think I was channeling that a little bit and we just wanted an old-fashioned 1980s chase sequence."
  773. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 99. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Early concept for a "swing-out" RTV drop system by Nick Pugh."
  774. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 100. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "An early RTV trap door concept schematic by Nick Pugh included a rotating turret door."
  775. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 102. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Fabrication progress on the fully functional RTV prop by Studio Art & Technology."
  776. dredmakerroberts Tik Tok "What RC platform was used for the RTV?" 12/8/2021 Ben Eadie says: "It was Traxxas but the reality is it was the Traxxas Stampede."
  777. @dreadmakerroberts TikTok "Did the RTV trap doors open practically on the movie?" 00:14-00:32 1/14/2022 Mike says: "On this stunt R.T.V., the Trap doors were solid. They were not able to open or close. On the hero R.T.V.'s, that were used on set, some were able to open the doors and some were able to close the doors. They had to start in one position then move to the other."
  778. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 19:28-20:41 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "So just members of my franchise that helped out would be Ashley, who did a lot of paint, weathering, and detailing. She also designed a different neutrona wand box that was ultimately unused but now exists in her home secretly. My good friend James was also involved. He was the one who recommended me specifically which was great. He did a lot of the modeling. He also modeled parts of the Ectomobile that needed to be made. Another friend, Sean. Cast--brought on for casting a dummy version of the R.T.V. That would stick out of the Ectomobile that couldn't eject because was only half a body, it ended before--And Dustin who did electronics and wiring and also ran the wrap party which I also got to be gently involved in. And finally for Ghostbusters friends, Rob who worked on the Sentry Wands specifically. Yes, Genesis Custom Sabers is his company."
  779. Scott Devnick instagram 8/24/2019
  780. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 40. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Final full-scale prop "Dedicated to Our Summerville Miners" on the dressed and camera-ready streets of Drumheller."
  781. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:04:52-1:05:42 12/3/2021 Ben 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)."
  782. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:06:17-1:06:27 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And you know everything's done. Paperwork's done and they're like 'throw it out' so I did you know, I I threw it out into the dumpster of my car....and I'm gonna rebuild it."
  783. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 125. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Exterior of the Summerville County Sheriff's Department, and the interior lockup where Mckenna Grace's Phoebe requests her one phone call from Sheriff Sherman Domingo, played by Bokeem Woodbine."
  784. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 27:13-27:42 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "We had an opportunity to rebuild Ray's Occult Bookshop and so I I called my friend Tom Duffield, who's the art director on the film, who I've worked with several times-I've worked with several times early in my career and grilled-I couldn't find any original blueprints but we meticulously sort of recreated Ray's Bookshelf-Bookshop from the second film and that was just a total joy to sort of piece together again."
  785. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 1:02:55-1:03:04 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "Yeah, in a sound stage in Calgary. The same building is where the Gozerian temple was."
  786. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 126. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "His beloved bookstore is still dedicated to mysteries of the unknown, but over the years he's had to branch out to sell other things like crystals and incense in order to stay in business. He's even leased out a space in the back to a palm reader."
  787. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Production Roundtable: Ozzy Inguanzo, Brynn Metheney, and Francois Audouy" 48:45-49:08 1/28/2022 Francois Audouy says: "What we did was we put all the stuff in there and then I brought in a dust machine which is this Hollywood-old Hollywood devices you spin it and the dust goes everywhere and it goes down and then the last thing I did is I actually lit a bunch of incense and patchouli and stuff and so and I swear to God it smelled like an old bookstore."
  788. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 13:50-14:12 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "So Dan Aykroyd and I talked about the possibility of him having a tattoo and something that may be recognized from the acts of 1984. And it immediately came to us that we could speak to this conversation that Winston and Stantz have in Ecto-1 right at the height of the '84 film."
  789. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 126. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Danny Glicker says: "When we first see Ray again, he's in a beat-up Ray's Books shirt and an old sweater vest that we lovingly created for him to appear."
  790. Den of Geek "Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Jason Reitman Finally Addresses the Biggest Spoilers in the Movie" 11/22/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Oh yeah, particularly the dialogue for his character. When he's talking to Phoebe on the phone and he starts talking about the fuel isotopes and things like that, this is just stuff that only Dan can come up with."
  791. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 23. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Jason Reitman says: "If you had been born in the early 2000s, you probably don't even know about them, or maybe you've just heard briefly about it."
  792. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021 Carrie 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."
  793. Parade "Ghostbusters Then and Now! See the Original Cast Today and the New Stars of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/29/2021 Line reads: "For Ghostbusters: Afterlife, exteriors were shot in Horsethief Canyon, the Drumheller water tower and on highways 570 and 848. Interiors were shot in and around Calgary, Alberta, including the Deerfoot City Walmart, the Apple Pie Cafe in Beiseker and Macleod's Java Shop. Grandpa Egon's barn was a set constructed in Canada."
  794. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 39:27-39:33 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "You know the only thing I had to do in there really was change the prices from Canadian Dollars to U.S. Dollars."
  795. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 40:10-40:36 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "We had-we did have to create a sort of Fourth of July dressing story and brought in specific gags for the Mini-Pufts to interact with and that-there's also sort of like a vignette with the Terror Dog that had to be set up for real because there was of course there was a real, practical Terror Dog that had been created for the scene."
  796. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 39:41-39:51 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "We shot over three nights from like closing hours around 10 o'clock until 5 am or something and that was really great."
  797. Entertainment Weekly YouTube "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Cast Breaks Down 3rd Installment | Around the Table | Entertainment Weekly" 27:23-27:59 11/19/2021 'Jason Reitman says: "Oh my God, so my daughter Josie and Mckenna who are the same age, and a big reason your character exists is because of my daughter, we're in a Walmart, we were shooting with Paul. We were doing it overnight and the Walmart was ours overnight and I went up to Josie and I said we have this place 'til nine in the morning, you can stay up as late as you want, do whatever you want, we own the place and the two of them looked at me and they ran and then the next time I saw them was they were on tricycles in unicorn onesies shooting each other with Nerf guns."
  798. Entertainment Weekly YouTube "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Cast Breaks Down 3rd Installment | Around the Table | Entertainment Weekly" 28:16-28:24 11/19/2021 'Mckenna Grace says: "I always wanted to go behind it and like make a little aisle behind it and so Josie and I did that. We went and sat behind it. I think that we found like a chicken nugget back there like it was how--"
  799. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 06:19-07:05 7/26/2021 Jason 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."
  800. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021 Kerry Joseph says: "The marching orders we got from Jason were that these are mischievous toddlers. They're essentially children that are learning the world around them, having fun, and have no fear, and can't get hurt."
  801. 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."'
  802. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021 Kerry Joseph says: "They were the hardest characters for us to nail down."
  803. MPC Film "MPC Film craft VFX magic for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife." retrieved 1/6/2022 Line reads: "The mini Stay-Pufts were hand animated, with the team referencing toddlers to recreate the elements of clumsiness and cuteness in their movement."
  804. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021 Line reads: "Joseph and his team studied footage of the original Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 film to make their CG versions match."
  805. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021 Kerry Joseph says: "The proportions are pretty similar, I think we may have brought a little bit more emotion to the eyes, but that first one was physically built, there was only so much they could do."
  806. Entertainment Weekly "How a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man got toasted in Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/8/2021 Kerry Joseph says: "one of the very first ideas in preproduction that stayed all the way through to the final film. Being Marshmallow Men, I think we had to do that. It never went away."
  807. Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 28:50-29:05 12/9/2021 Will Files says: "I mean Perry had hundreds of literally hundreds of tracks for the marshmallow men because we had done multiple sessions and on top of that we had been doing temp stuff for both Muncher and for the marshmallows for months so-"
  808. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 46:02-46:20 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "We knew that it needed to be voices obviously so we tried recording ourselves. Nate, one of the editors, recorded some stuff. Chris Terhune, our lead sound effects designer recorded himself and a lot of that is in the movie actually but ultimately there's hundreds of them."
  809. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 46:58-47:17 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "So we actually brought in actors like groups of actors and Jason would work with them and coach them on 'Okay do this.' 'Okay, now act out this little moment and and so he you know of course we tried all sorts of things like let's take helium before we make these sounds."
  810. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 47:25-47:27 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "And in the end it actually kind of being an amalgamation of all those kinds of ideas."
  811. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 47:30-47:38 11/23/2021 Will Files says: "There's a moment when one of the marshmallow men gets blended up and at the end he goes "Hee..." that's me on helium."
  812. sarahnatochenny Tweet 11/19/2021
  813. shelby_young Tweet 11/19/2021
  814. The Containment Unit YouTube "Sarah Natochenny (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 8:52-9:34 12/20/2021 Sarah Natochenny says: "So it was a strange start. I did three videos for Vanity Fair. One where I talk about how dubbing works, one where I show how I do Pokemon, the whole process of producing Pokemon and one where I was presented with a bunch of characters that I'd never seen before and I was asked to improvise upon them, just upon them that's fine so Jason Reitman, the director, had seen that and he reached out to me and we just like talked about animation and stuff and then he's like 'Hey are you free in a couple of days or whatever? I'm like 'Yeah, sure. What can I do for you, sir? and yeah, that's how that happened."
  815. The Containment Unit YouTube "Sarah Natochenny (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 4:00-4:02 12/20/2021 Sarah Natochenny says: "I recorded that in my closet."
  816. The Containment Unit YouTube "Sarah Natochenny (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview" 10:56-11:26 12/20/2021 Sarah Natochenny says: "So it depends if there was a specific Mini-Puft doing a very specific thing then yes, yeah, he was like 'You do this one, you cover this one' and then we would switch. We would we basically would just audition various Mini-Pufts so I still have trouble kind of like watching and there are certain sounds that come out of there I'm like 'Oh that's me!' but I still have, I got to watch it a couple more times to really be able to be like that one is me."
  817. The Containment Unit YouTube "Ira Heiden (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 2:11-3:18 1/20/2022 Ira Heiden says: "I knew the director Jason and we used to play broomball together and and had a lot of fun times when I heard that he was on this project, first of all it's Ghostbusters. It's one of the most epic movies of all time. I literally wrote him an email saying 'Dude, I will do anything. I will-I'll be a zombie in the background, I'll be whatever it takes. I do a lot of voice work but whatever it takes, I want to be a part of this movie.' He was very busy and working, you know, and I figured you know whatever, so I get a message saying 'Ira, oh my gosh, I'm so sorry, you know it's been so crazy busy but yes, I definitely want you to be a part of this and he said we're going to start you off doing some ADR work I said 'That's great. Awesome. I'm so excited.' So I literally, October 16, 2020, a day that I will never forget that I did ADR."
  818. The Containment Unit YouTube "Ira Heiden (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 3:24-4:02 1/20/2022 Ira Heiden says: "Correct, yeah, voices that people are passing 'Ah, it's a ghost!,' the-all the people in the background where you're in a restaurant and stuff like that and so you know that was so much fun and then we to play some of the ghosts that were coming out of the cauldron, the screaming ghost through the town and stuff like that so you know it was a lot of reactions and that was a blast and then the people that led the ADR group said 'Ira, the director requested you to stay after like 'Oh, okay.' I did not know this, I mean it's enough just to do the ADR for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, right?"
  819. The Containment Unit YouTube "Ira Heiden (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 4:05-4:37 1/20/2022 Ira Heiden says: "Well guess what I was told that I had to do, some characters and then I found out what they were so literally from 3:30 till 7 pm and we did this all remote, we-a lot of us were in the sound studio but Jason was a home and Perry was at home and so we all were looking through the computer and watching these characters come to life and it was like literally (emotes) I mean it was so much fun."
  820. The Containment Unit YouTube "Ira Heiden (Mini-Pufts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 12:37-12:50 1/20/2022 Ira Heiden says: "But I know I'm on the Roomba, I know I'm the jelly bean dude, and I know I'm the salivating guy on the grill and I also believe I was one of the guys pushing the button on the blender."
  821. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 7:42-8:13 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "At one point, they were talking about changing him in design. They came by my shop, I remember which is a very common thing with films unfortunately especially follow-ups and sequels where they have to change things. I felt strongly that was a mistake. And I just put my foot down, and we just cannot change the Terror Dog. It's an iconic character. It's like E.T. Coming back with ears."'
  822. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 10:45-11:18 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The big sculpture was led by Norman Cabrera. Very talented creature effects artist. And Tanner White. And Danny Wagner. Bryan Ray. I kid of let them spearhead that. Because I had 44 people in total, including makeup artists, rig makers, mold mak-it's a lot of people. Not all the same time. They came through in sections so I had a lot on my plate. As much as I want to be involved and I was, I had great people on certain things."'
  823. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 4:00-4:47 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "And skipping to... I believe early 2019, January or something, and I heard about Jason-was doing a new one and I knew somebody that knew him and we set up a meeting. I went to Sony and met with Jason and within the first ten minutes, we just instantly hit it off. He's only two or three years older than I am. I guess we're in the same age range. And he knew exactly what I was talking about and the other way around. And I think a week later, he came by my shop just to check the place out. We talked about some ideas and it went very fast from that."
  824. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 6:52-7:00 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "After I got the show, they called two weeks later, again to say, "Would you be willing to do the Terror Dogs as well?" I'm like of course."
  825. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 7:25-7:41 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "Sony actually gave me access to some of the never-before-seen stills from that time and, I mean, there's quite a bit of reference of the actual sculpture so for us, it was more of the excitement."
  826. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 9:34-10:27 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We started with a maquette actually. It was sculpted by Steve Koch, a very talented sculptor, and we followed everything, that's again, to reference to Andy Cook and once we had that done and it was approved, we-Nowadays, we could probably scan it and mill one out in foam. The process is a lot faster and every accurate but I felt, also for my own crew, this was such a special moment and to capture that handcraft and feel within the creatures, I felt 'Let's just sculpt it.' In other words, we'll photograph the maquette, we'll project it on the wall to four times the size, we'll make an armature and we'll get 600 pounds of wet clay like they did back then. And we did. And we had the best two weeks sculpting that."
  827. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Line reads: "The Terror Dog's body skin was run by Spectral Motion foam technician Bill Fesh, while the head foam skins and other cosmetic elements were created at Arjen, LLC."
  828. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Line reads: "With the cosmetic work underway, Spectral Motion's Bill Sturgeon scanned the core and designed all the internal head and body mechanisms. Spectral's Jurgen Heimann would be tasked with building the head mechanism based on Sturgeon's design."
  829. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 15:32-15:38 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "It's light because the Terror Dog itself weighed close to 450 to 500 pounds already."'
  830. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 2:15-2:24 12/23/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We opted to go with foam latex because of the weight, but it also moves great in compression. Silicon would've worked, but it also would have made the Terror Dog about 500 pounds heavier than it already is."
  831. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 15:08-15:13 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "I didn't have an oven the size for the body so it was run by Bill Fesh, who is one of the best foam runners in the business."
  832. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 2:34-2:40 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "Softer foam latex wouldn't suffice for every part of the creature, like its teeth, which were made with acrylic."
  833. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 2:57-3:00 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "So they used a urethane resin for light, tough, and hollow nails ."
  834. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 3:05-3:10 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "These horns were also made of the same resin as the nails, which let light in to look more realistic on camera ."
  835. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 5:08-5:14 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "Sturgeon placed a linear actuator in the beast's stomach. This specific servo would only push out in a straight line to mimic realistic breathing."
  836. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 7:54-7:59 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "So the crew applied a product called UltraSlime to the dog's lips on set."
  837. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 18:17-18:44 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The head was operated by servos. I think there was 21 servos in there. Motors. And then there was some cable controls like the jaw and the lip snarl is cable controlled by a device but everything moves from nose to the eyelids to the brows, in and out, up and down, to the actual front snarl, to the lips, those are by servos-done by the servos."
  838. Insider YouTube "How Hollywood Makes Hyperrealistic Practical Creatures | Movies Insider" 4:00-4:09 12/23/2021 Narrator says: "The Terror Dog had 21 servos in its face alone to allow for subtle expressions. And one mouth movement could take three people to perform it."
  839. Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021 Article reads: "Files says that one of the first sounds heard when the characters are introduced in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is a terror dog crunching on dog food, but when Reitman heard the sound, it didn't seem violent enough for him. "What you’re hearing,” Files reveals, "is actually the sound of a lion eating an animal"."
  840. Variety "How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs" 11/24/2021 Article 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"."
  841. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 08:44-09:15 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "And our Terror Dog is a mix of puppetry and beautiful CG. There's a spectral form of the Terror Dog as well in this trailer. You know, something about the original when you try to kind of breakdown the way the Terror Dogs worked in the original film, there were gaps left in between the possessions and the moments which you saw the mechanics of the Terror Dog mythology and we wanted to explore that the spectral Terror Dogs looked like."
  842. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 09:31-09:44 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "So one of the things we studied was the Running of the Bulls and the way those bulls will smash into storefronts and then find their footing again in the way their hooves lose traction on the bricks."
  843. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 19:34-19:45 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "No, so Jason was adamant that the visual effects team, who were amazing by the way, follow the design or sculpture that we had done, so they scanned our maquette but also the big full size Terror Dog and used it for their model."'
  844. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 11:30-11:32 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "Yeah, let's go check it out, it's the next stage over."'
  845. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 12:11-12:17 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "They get in a cage and then we built a 40 foot tall mine shaft on the shop during the first week of photography."'
  846. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 15:00-15:03 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "This was all sculpted in 3D and zbrush."'
  847. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 16:19-16:33 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "There's a combination of many different techniques to this, there's a combination of taking molds from real rock and there's also a lot of hand sculpting and the third thing that we're doing is we're cutting things on a four axis mill."'
  848. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 17:42-17:56 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "So everything above 15 feet or all of these squeezes in the corner rocks are all--that's all real rock and the benefit of that, too, is that it's only about this thick so it's super lightweight."'
  849. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 18:34-18:55 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "We've got a 10 person team coming in and they've--this whole whole floor is about a foot of styrofoam sandwiched between plywood and they just go in, they'll cut the circle in and then we have the pit that's pre-built sitting outside, the stage that comes in and just 'dook' slots in and we have an instant hellmouth."'
  850. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 41:51-42:08 12/6/2021 Francois Audouy says: "Then we built a practical mine shaft that was 45 feet tall on stage for for the kids going down the elevator and then they open up into a chamber that was built on stage and-"
  851. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 135. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "For their descent down the rock-lined mineshaft, a forty-foot-tall vertical set was built on the Studio 3 sound stage at the Calgary Film Centre, fully equipped with an operable elevator control system."
  852. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 135. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "That downward trip culminates in neighboring Studio 2, where again the special effects team lowered the miner's cage carrying the young actors, this time down into the tip of a giant pyramid-part of an immersive 360-degree temple set."
  853. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 137. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "We were heavily inspired by the powerful work of Polish sculptor Stainislaw Szukalski."
  854. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 135. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "The eclectic mix of inspiration included art deco, ancient Sumerian and Babylonian iconography, stepwells in South Asia, geometric patterns by architect Louis Sullivan, holy sites, monuments, mausoleums, cubist statuary, and a bit of Eastern European fascism-the latter being a nod to Shandor's attitudes."
  855. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 135 and 137. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Francois Audouy says: "We got some great feedback from Ivan Reitman, who urged us to push the walls back a bit and go a little bigger. We even looked at some other movie sets, like the Well of Souls from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily one of the largest interiors, but it's incredibly efficient."
  856. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 139. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "Shandor's coffin was patterned after real glass enclosures used to display the embalmed bodies of infamous leaders around the world and religious figures across Europe. Franson modeled one of Audouy's sketches in 3D, which was then distributed to the construction department and crafted to be elegant and sophisticated."
  857. Yes Have Some YouTube "Arjen Tuiten - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Creature Design, Effects, and Makeup Interview" 26:35-26:39 1/21/2022 Arjen Tuiten says: "Funny enough, I never looked at The Video Game."
  858. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 56:11-56:20 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "We get all these packs in and they're not quite what Jason wants and we're like 'okay we gotta make this good' and--"
  859. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 56:27-56:39 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And Peter's like 'you know I don't care what it'll take' and he put in some major major hours over a weekend along with a bunch of the Alberta Ghostbusters."
  860. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 58:05-58:11 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "The narrative is that they're controlled by that P.K.E. and that-that's a scratch build from this, the, Shannon Chapel guy."
  861. Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 39:44-39:56 12/9/2021 Nate Orloff says: "So there's originally a lot more about Callie and the backstory and the details and when that gets slowly ironed out and you like massaging bubbles out of a screen protector."
  862. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 145. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Obelisk cannon concept illustration by Aaron Gray. Design notes specify: 1. Top antennae amplifies reading to detect ghosts sooner. 2. PKE arms raise and flip switch to start the pack. 3. Pack sends electrical charges directly into the cyclotron via jumper cables. 4. Cyclotron sends protons to wand and fires instantly. 5. Wire links to rest of the cannons."
  863. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 19:28-20:41 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "So just members of my franchise that helped out would be Ashley, who did a lot of paint, weathering, and detailing. She also designed a different neutrona wand box that was ultimately unused but now exists in her home secretly. My good friend James was also involved. He was the one who recommended me specifically which was great. He did a lot of the modeling. He also modeled parts of the Ectomobile that needed to be made. Another friend, Sean. Cast--brought on for casting a dummy version of the R.T.V. That would stick out of the Ectomobile that couldn't eject because was only half a body, it ended before--And Dustin who did electronics and wiring and also ran the wrap party which I also got to be gently involved in. And finally for Ghostbusters friends, Rob who worked on the Sentry Wands specifically. Yes, Genesis Custom Sabers is his company."
  864. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 42:12-42:25 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "Originally, I think you can see it on some of the pictures, they're literally mounted on a flat piece of metal. Initially, the bases were something we created. Kind of beefed them up and such."
  865. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 42:46-43:34 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "One of them was covered with trap relays, relays and sockets. And it didn't make it to the final because I pulled them all off. I was like "This doesn't make sense to me as a Ghostbusters guy." That one is the one that has the bizarre looking almost 'Arc Reactor' looking panel on it. So I was given direction by my supervisor who worked on the movie, Peter, 'What would it look like if you were to pull this cyclotron assembly completely off?' And I sketched something up and I have it to another member of production and he turned my drawing into that gear looking guy that you see with all the copper at the center and all the wires that run in and out."
  866. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 44:06-44:24 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "I also found like in a scrap bin, some Hammond project box... I used it to make the injector tubes that go into it. So it look--it kind of looked like an ion arm power cell. I yeah, it was a really weird bodge job. I felt like it came out right."
  867. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 44:33-44:55 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "So that's the one I believe is on the right side pillar closest to the entrance of the set which doesn't help you guys at all but there's a separate cyclotron built onto the column that cords run to so it was like the cyclotron had to be removed or swapped out at one point, that's were it once was."
  868. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 53:09-53:45 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "So those came from LA. A lot of the base work came from the prop company in LA. Outisde of me changing wiring, moving parts around, adding the bases, and filling those up with easter eggs and parts, those were already on there. And I was just like, at one point, one of the things, this is the most original part here because a lot of the parts are Ghostbusters parts. I was like, 'Actually that's from After-Answer The Call.' So I pull up a picture. See here on the bottome left. That's this."
  869. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 55:03-55:14 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "It's a mixture. I cast a bunch when I was working on the stuff on the Sentry Packs."
  870. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 55:19-55:29 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "Those are mostly fiberglass ones on the Sentry Packs. They were fiberglass and cut on. Either cut out or mounted on."
  871. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 57:59-58:26 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "There's a Star Wars figure inside one of the bases of the Sentry Pack. Some random B-guy we painted up. One of our members' TK numbers is on one of the outer rings. Our logo is inside the pack where all the electronics and such are inside the base. My Alberta Ghostbusters President, at the time, business card is in one of them. On the one with the big cyclotron, we all signed the inside of that. I think we put a bunch of shout outs that are commented out on the Arduinos that run them."
  872. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 51:34-52:05 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "But we actually installed them which technically broke some rules because I think that's construction or set deck. But we took the packs, the Sentry Cannon bases, and we drilled into the fake stone walls and then put the straps across and mounted the Proton Wands using Home Depot, it was the only thing open on a holiday weekend, pipe fitting adapters."
  873. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021 Carrie 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."
  874. Hewitt, Chris (2022). Empire Magazine Issue 398 April 2022, p. 57. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom. Jason Reitman says: "I'm going to take credit for that because I remember saying to Gil as we were talking about the possession moment, 'There is no Mom, only Zuul,' and he just lit up. Zuul's got a catchphrase so if Zuul were to make a reappearance, I guess that has to come back."
  875. The Black Firehouse Podcast Spotify "Session 3: Ghostbusters Afterlife Gunners Seat & Sentry Proton Packs" 41:22-41:32 1/25/2022 Jordin Johanson says: "They were kind of mock ups that were done. I think they were mostly foam with other greebles slapped on. That is what I believe was blown up."
  876. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Costume Department!" 2:56-3:19 1/12/2022 Danny Glicker says: " So when she wears this suit it looks huge on her but the real one would have looked--the real one would have made it very difficult for her so we actually have different versions of the suit in different sizes so when she sees the suit in the locker, it's much larger as it would be for Spengler but when she has it on, we have a smaller one, her stunt people have different sizes."
  877. Adam Savage's Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 20:25-20:46 11/23/2021 Jason Reitman says: "That's right and we sat down for breakfast one morning. We started talking through the script and you start talking to me about you know how this stuff would actually work. How ghostbusting equipment would actually work and there is a line where Phoebe is explaining to Trevor what a capacitor it-is and is based on the moment in which you told me what the f***ing capacitor was."
  878. Adam Savage's Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 20:47-20:57 11/23/2021 Adam Savage says: "There is a moment where you were shooting with Mckenna and you texted me and said here's the line I have for her. Is this the way she would say and I gave you two different reads and then I think I texted you afterward."
  879. Entertainment Weekly YouTube "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Cast Breaks Down 3rd Installment | Around the Table | Entertainment Weekly" 2:35-2:46 11/19/2021 'Logan Kim says: "I ate ectoplasm. That was an experience. Although it was disgusted, no taste, eww. It was all slimy in my mouth. I still had a very good time enjoying it with my pudding."
  880. Entertainment Weekly YouTube "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Cast Breaks Down 3rd Installment | Around the Table | Entertainment Weekly" 2:53-2:55 11/19/2021 'Jason Reitman says: "I know, it was cut out of the film, too. That's the real problem."
  881. Tested YouTube "Adam Savage Visits Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Art Department!" 1:42-1:52 2/1/2022 Marie Massolin says: "Yes, it's about 20 feet so it's quite large. We did something fun where we actually color match the brick. We got a pantone for it and then and then this whole thing's actually printed. So we printed it on vinyl and then it's called a concrete vinyl and they bring heat guns and it sticks to every groove and nick and cranny of the brick so it looks like it's been painted on there but we actually just rolled it on one day, put some heat guns to it, and brick painting."
  882. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 09:49-9:59 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "This shot is also the tail end of a recreation of a shot from '84 of Ecto-1 flying out of the Firehouse. You know, there's that great 180 it does that they had to undercrank you know in a Chaplan-esque way back in '84 and we wanted to get the car going so fast that it cooked on its own."
  883. JTFPod YouTube "Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman - Full Interview" 24:53-25:53 11/12/2021 Jason 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."
  884. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 150. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "His Gozerian inspiration came from the basalt rocks in Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, who would turn stair steps into coffered ceilings, doorways, and fountains. Audouy's take involved forming the throne from the protruding stairway, creating a modernist shape out of the same rock slab, and without much detail."
  885. 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."'
  886. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 19:58-20:15 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "There was talk at some point. 'Oh maybe we could do this as a stop motion.' Where it's running up the stairs of the temple and like Paul Rudd is changing into the Terror Dog. We do that as a stop motion. But I think we simply just ran out of time."'
  887. The Wrap "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman Explains How That Surprising Casting Happened" 11/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "I reached out to her like, 'Hey, you wanna be Gozer?' I just texted her, and she was down from the word go."
  888. The Wrap "‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman Explains How That Surprising Casting Happened" 11/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "had to do unusual body language...the body performance of the spirit of Gozer was Portner, who is absolutely extraordinary. She's literally one of the great dancers alive and totally cool, and did a lot of that work out there in that dirt field."
  889. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 36:47-36:55 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "I did give her red eyes actually and surprised to see in post production, they turned them black for some reason."
  890. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 37:59-38:10 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The spikes were actually something that Olivia came up with. She said 'Oh, it would be kind of nice if we had some little bit more spikes to tie in with the Terror Dog.' And I liked that a lot and gives her a sense of danger as well."
  891. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 35:20-35:23 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We had to figure her out the morning of."'
  892. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 34:33-34:37 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The actual make up took five and a half to six hours each day."
  893. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 37:08-37:33 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "Her upper torso to her mid-section was a zip-on silicone-very thin silicone-piece. And then her legs and her hands, her feet, everything was prosthetics. Her neck going. We actually had a forehead piece but we opted the morning of not to use that."
  894. Yes Have Some YouTube "Jason Reitman Interview - Ghostbusters Afterlife, Franchise Future, Bill Murray!" 29:32-30:33, 30:40-30:46 11/25/2021 Jason 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--"
  895. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 31:47-31:54 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "I basically looked at hairstyles of that era. I did one concept design. Only one. And he immediately signed off on it."
  896. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 32:07-32:15 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "I gave him the little beard and a little bit Charles Dickens and stuff, anything from that time."
  897. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Arjen Tuiten says: "We did two dummies, one that was lying in the coffin and one in the mine shaft."
  898. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 32:17-32:20 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "What they were asking me about was a replica dummy of J.K. Simmons that lays in the coffin."
  899. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 32:22-32:31 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "Because J.K. Himself only filmed for maybe a day, day and a half or two days. But they needed a body in the coffin a lot longer. I think we shot 10 days with that in that mine."
  900. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 33:08-33:10 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "It was beautifully designed by Brian Rae."
  901. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 33:17-33:42 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We shot it twice... It's a pretty fast reset. No, no. It literally took four minutes. It was a very seamless puppet that splits from the top open. And we just reset the slime from the inside."
  902. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Line reads: "Mitch Devane was the primary sculptor for the Ivo dummy while Tim Gore took the lead on painting the heads and hands. For the splitting dummy, Arjen's team, led by mold supervisor Brian Rae, had to create a mechanical device that would split open on cue. Thankfully on the shoot day the gag went off smoothly."
  903. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Line reads: "The non-splitting dummy was made of silicone with an armature to ensure that the weight and positioning would be correct when it was laid into the coffin. It was created for the sole purpose of combatting scheduling and timing issues so that J.K. Simmons would not have to be in scenes unnecessarily."
  904. Stan Winston School "The Phantasmic Makeup & Creature FX of Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 1/11/2022 Arjen Tuiten says: "We dressed with slime, shot it twice, and that was it. We had it. It was a success, and they loved it."
  905. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 07:12-07:25 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "We actually found the original special effects 70 mm footage and scanned it, so, again we were always attempting to go back to the original recipe and recapture as much as humanly possible."
  906. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman on Fan Service and Revealing the Movie's Secrets" 2:00-2:19 11/13/2021 Jason Reitman says: "Even just little things like 'You need more wind.' Ghostbusters always has wind. That's who we knew there are ghosts there. You see their hair fluttering. Their clothes fluttering. You see the leaves blowing. It's the presence of a ghost we notice through the wind. Things like that. We had a truck full of fans. We had everything from leaf blowers to six foot ritters."
  907. Rob on Location "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" 10/1/2021 Article reads: "Filming took place all along 3rd Ave and Centre Street. We see scenes of Phoebe and Podcast walking down the sidewalk, the Ecto-1 racing down the street, and scenes of ghosts terrifying some background actors."
  908. IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director Jason Reitman" 07:25-07:37 7/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "You're also gonna see a skeletal ghost in this section. That was a piece of puppetry designed by Arjen obviously meant to echo the taxi driver ghost from the original."
  909. 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."'
  910. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 155. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Unused concept illustrations by Brynn Metheney for miner ghosts-described left to right: Dynamite, Pick Axe, Lunchbox, Coats, Shovel."
  911. 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."'
  912. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 28:11-28:18 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "And coincidentally, the Miner Ghost were first-was the first practical ghost we showed up with on the set."'
  913. 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."'
  914. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 30:21-30:24 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "The eyes were RC."'
  915. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 30:50-30:55 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "But then the morning of rehearsing, Jason switched from the left arm to the right arm."'
  916. Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip "#743 - Arjen Tuiten, Special Make-Up & Live Acton Creature Effects Designer" 31:02-31:05 11/29/2021 Arjen Tuiten says: "We shot one day with him and he was wrapped."'
  917. The Containment Unit YouTube "Brynn Metheney (Concept Artist, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) Interview!" 16:30-17:28 1/26/2022 Brynn Metheney says: "No, he was such a surprise and what was interesting was he-and this is, I mean I'm sure you might know this but he came about because the film was delayed because of covid and so we had time and so they were like 'Well, that if we put in another ghost? How about Bug-Eye?' Because someone had someone, I think Jason, or someone was like 'Bug-Eye's a good one. He's kind of an obscure ghost that the fans really love and it'll be you know a ton of fun and so I remember literally sitting there just sketching Bug-Eye while I was sitting next to Jason on a couch while we were talking about it like and it was that right at the beginning of the covid stuff, we weren't even wearing masks or anything because we didn't know what to do like we hadn't really received the rules yet and so we were like "Oh" so yeah Bug-Eye was such a wonderful surprise and it was great, too, because I told my husband 'Oh I'm you know I'm designing this ghost and I showed him the image and he was like 'Oh, I had that toy as a kid. Oh my God!' so it was cool."
  918. Ghostbusters Deutschland "Ghostbusters 3: The Memorial" 8/28/2019
  919. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 42. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "In the final days of post-production, Jason Reitman digitally replaced "Newcastle" with "Pollock" in memory of executive producer Tom Pollock, who had recently passed away."
  920. Frame.io "Art of the Cut: Bringing Ghostbusters Back to Life" 12/1/2021 Nate Orloff says: "There are more jokes that Phoebe told at the stairs and it was very long because I just cut every joke in because they shot a lot of jokes to find the best one. So we’re watching the assembly with the assistants and it turns into a comedy club."
  921. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 180 and 183. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Eric Steelberg says: "We spent just under three weeks shooting the finale on the farmhouse stage set where the original Ghostbusters show up and they all battle Gozer together."
  922. Go Creative Show YouTube "Ghostbusters Afterlife Production Design (with Francois Audouy) GCS291" 15:23-16:20 12/6/2021 Francois 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."
  923. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 4:02-4:34 1/26/2022 François 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."'
  924. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 9:11-9:35 1/26/2022 François 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."
  925. Tested YouTube "The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 11:30-11:32 1/26/2022 François Audouy says: "Yeah, let's go check it out, it's the next stage over."
  926. FrenchyRom YouTube "Jason Reitman talks Ghostbusters Afterlife and the future of the franchise (SPOILERS)" 1:22-1:36 11/23/2021 Jason Reitman says: "I wish I had some great story for you but the truth is that my writing partner Gil Kenan had already directed before my father had obviously directed him before. We had direct access to Bill. He read the script and he enjoyed it and he said yes."
  927. The Hollywood Reporter "Carrie Coon on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Fact-Checking ‘Gone Girl’" 11/16/2021 Carrie Coon says: "And his first day on set, there was a Cubs game on and he was trying to get the TV working in his trailer."
  928. 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."
  929. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line reads: "The first thing Hudson, Murray, and Aykroyd shoot that morning is getting cast aside. Gozer hurls the Original Ghostbusters (a.k.a. The OGBs, as they were nicknamed on set) back against the steel hull of the Ecto-1. This plot point literally makes the absence of Egon hurt."
  930. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line 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."
  931. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line reads: "But Gozer was also cracking up. Olivia Wilde, who sported the extreme pompadour hairstyle and scaly boils and baubles of the monster in Afterlife, sometimes had difficulty keeping a straight face. At one moment during Murray's epic roast of Gozer, Wilde broke and laughed out loud. "You got me on that one," she told him. "Too far. TOO FAR!""
  932. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line reads: "While Hudson prepared to take his shot, Reitman encouraged Aykroyd to join in the verbal jabs. "For Stantz, I feel like your insults would be about her actual cosmic properties," the director said."
  933. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line 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."
  934. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Ernie Hudson: "She says, 'Ernie, you going to have lunch here?' And I said, 'If we could find a table.' So we sat down together and then Ivan came, and the table filled up with people, and I go, 'Wow, this is kind of cool.' I've always been a little bit like that; just a little awkward. But Gozer invited me. All I need is one other person."
  935. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line 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."
  936. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 32:37-32:57 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "And on the last day of shooting, he hands me this balled up envelope and I'm like 'okay I guess he's got a script in the envelope and so I I put it in my pocket, he comes back and undress him and I'm like 'it's been great working for you' and I hand it back, he looks at me, he's like 'what the hell are you doing? I'm like 'what do you mean, what am I doing?' He's like 'it's a gift you dumb ass.' his last words were like 'you dumb ass' to me, right?"
  937. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 33:06-33:11 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "I got this little this massage certificate for for a place in town."
  938. Collider Interviews YouTube "Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace on Ghostbusters: Afterlife Deleted Scenes" 4:00-4:10 mark 11/15/2021 Finn Wolfhard says: "I think there's a scene where I'm on the gunner's seat and there's like wind blowing dirt into my face and that was like three days straight and you'd go outside and you'd blow your nose and it would just be like dirt out of your nose."
  939. Adam Savage's Tested YouTube "Adam Savage and Jason Reitman Talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 18:08-18:32 11/23/2021 Jason Reitman says: "You know there's a moment where Bill goes, and this is his not mine, he goes "Count of three, go on two, one two blast." And we're all sitting there at monitor and he says that it's not rehearsed. He just says it and everyone on a monitor goes okay that's an iconic line like it's just right there."
  940. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Logan Kim Interview - YHS Podcast" 25:28-25:41 12/1/2021 Logan Kim says: " I lost my voice after that scene. I screamed. Oh yeah. They like flung marshmallow at me One just got in my eye but I kind of "Ahhh!" It was a lot of fun."'
  941. Den of Geek "Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Jason Reitman Finally Addresses the Biggest Spoilers in the Movie" 11/22/2021 Jason Reitman says: "I will say that I knew what the ending of the movie was very early. I knew it was going to be very hard to pull off. And I knew that the success of the film depended on one moment that was going to have to depend on technology that was on the bleeding edge. And frankly, it took us the entire length of the making of the movie to accomplish. And I didn't know whether it was going to be a success until the very end of the process."
  942. Vanity Fair "The Day Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson Became Ghostbusters Again" 11/22/2021 Line 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. "
  943. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article reads: "By Reitman's estimation, the process of returning Egon took two years. The visual effects house tasked with the job was London-based MPC, who also started on the project in the summer of 2019."
  944. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Dan Zelecs says: "I knew what the project was meant to be for, but the specifics were still under wraps and it wasn't until a bit later on that we got the project awarded that we saw the artwork and we knew exactly what the target was."
  945. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article reads: "Reitman calls the "Blade Runner 2049" version of Rachel "in my opinion is best virtual character ever done." If they could do it once, they could do it again."
  946. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article reads: "Zelcs created a "checkpoint" for along the way - they were going to create a younger, photoreal version of Harold Ramis as he appeared in the original film. "They created a younger version of Harold and actually edited him into the 1984 'Ghostbusters' to prove that they could do it, so that you would watch the movie and not know whether you were watching a virtual Harold or the original Harold from the film," Reitman said. "We wanted to make sure we could match the original. Match his likeness, match his poses, match his hair, match his glasses. We were even looking at like trying to figure out the prescription of the glass," Zelcs said. The visual effects identified scenes from the original film that the digital Ramis could be easily dropped into. "There was one that was particularly successful and we sent it as just an insert of him, and just as a proof of concept that we could match original Egon," Zelcs said. They sent it to Reitman, who was shooting in Canada. "We would be on set, reviewing footage from 1984 Ghostbusters," Reitman said. It was seamless. The impossible was achieved. Almost."
  947. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article 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"."
  948. Yahoo! "The Wrap ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife:’ How Egon Was Brought Back Through Cutting Edge VFX" 12/10/2021 Article reads: "Another aspect the MPC team wrestled with: just how ghostly to make him. (In the final film he's classically ghost-like – glowing and semi-transparent.) "It was part of our task to refine the look. It's funny looking back at how they did the ghost effect in the 80s where it was filmed a separate element with different lighting, and then multiplied against a plate. There is also like a roughness to it, whereas with this, you want to see the detail," Zelcs said. "You don't want to hide too much behind a ghost effect." In other words, this new Egon had to stand on his own. "We were building it the best it could be and then however the final effect applied on top was decided, that would only add to it. It wouldn't be disguising what we've done," Zelcs said. Somehow the effect, glittery and ethereal, adds to the emotionality of the scene and of Egon's return."
  949. Inguanzo, Ozzy (2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 155. Titan Books, London UK, ISBN 1789096529. Caption reads: "Jason Reitman directs his father, Ivan, for an insert shot of Spengler's hands."
  950. Inguanzo, Ozzy (November 2021). Ghostbusters: Afterlife The Art and Making of the Movie, p. 191. Titan Books, United Kingdom, ISBN 1789096529. Line reads: "In one of the most meaningful moments in the film, the original four Ghostbusters are standing next to each other again, with Phoebe sharing a proton pack with her grandfather as they defeated Gozer together. For a few insert shots, (Jason) Reitman asked his father, Ivan, to put on the flight suit, subbing in for Spengler."
  951. Jason Reitman instagram 11/26/2021 Jason Reitman says: "For an insert shot of Venkman firing up his proton pack, we brought in the hands of another Ghostbuster. My father only suited up for this one shot."
  952. Hewitt, Chris (2022). Empire Magazine Issue 398 April 2022, p. 57. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom. Line reads: "Of the emotional kind perhaps. "The most important one for me, for a long time, was that when Venkman turns on his proton pack, the close-up of the hand is my father's hand," says Reitman. Turns out that Murray had wrapped and gone home. Reitman turned to his dad who, as a result, donned a Ghostbusters flight suit."
  953. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:08:08 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "Traps in Field are Spirit Traps."
  954. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ben Eadie - Ghostbusters: Afterlife Props, RTV Trap, & Stories from set" 1:08:21-1:08-23 12/3/2021 Ben Eadie says: "I think there was over a hundred."
  955. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 1:37-1:45 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "No, it's 200. It's actually shy by two but because the math on the matrix worked out that way but yeah, let's call it 200."
  956. Tested YouTube "Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!" 1:52-2:32 2/9/2022 Elia Popov says: "Believe it or not, it's actually not that bad because you already have the labor on the show so you have them already here and you know so Frosty and Ty here, they've been here since day one and basically got the props and they just started putting little actuators inside all of them with the LEDs and the red LEDs and then back in Los Angeles, we had a two-part team. We had a team in Los Angeles and a team here in Calgary and the Los Angeles team did all the computer work on the boards. We're running it off a DMX controller like a lighting controller and that's where all these boxes came in so we just--they did their end, we did our end and we got here, we met in the middle and plugged it all in and did a little tweaking and programming."
  957. Yes Have Some YouTube "Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Logan Kim Interview - YHS Podcast" 24:32-25:13 12/1/2021 Logan 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."'
  958. Den of Geek "Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Jason Reitman Finally Addresses the Biggest Spoilers in the Movie" 11/22/2021 Jason 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."
  959. KTLA " McKenna Grace talks about starring in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and her new music " 2:00-2:12 11/23/2021 Mckenna Grace says: "I didn't write it for Ghostbusters. I had written it probably back in March and I just sent it to the director of Ghostbusters, Jason Reitman, to see if he would want to direct the music video and then somehow he ended up asking if he could put my song in the end credits of Ghostbusters."
  960. Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 26:20-27:10 12/9/2021 Will 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."
  961. Avid YouTube "VIP All Access — Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Film and Sound Editing Team" 27:14-27:23 12/9/2021 Will Files says: "There was one element that we stole from the original but no other but we couldn't find a piece long enough to do what we were trying to do that makes sense so we had to build it."
  962. Dobly YouTube "Embracing Sonic Nostalgia with "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" | Sound + Image Lab" 20:20-20:55 11/23/2021 Will 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."
  963. Oscar Rivera Facebook (private) 8/11/2021
  964. Stuart Reeves instagram 12/9/2021 Stuart Reeves says: "For me, there are few logos as iconic as 1984's "Ghostbusters". The design by Michael C Gross is simply stunning and has really stood the test of time. This year I was approached by Director Jason Reitman to create a new, tongue in cheek version of the logo for new movie "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and I couldn’t have been more honoured...and terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought. The idea Jason and writer Gil Kenan had was to incorporate the adorable Mini Puft to replace "Mooglie" in a fun twist to end the new movie. A seemingly simple task which was deceptively difficult to get right. The original logo has no wasted lines, no excess details and I studied the use of line width in order to create an accurate replication of the original logo featuring the new character. The logo can now been seen at the end of the fantastic (and tear jerking!) "Ghostbusters: Afterlife", in theaters now."


Gallery

Videos

Announcements

Trailers

Some Trailers contain spoilers to the film.

B-Roll

Soundbites

Promotional Tie-In

Tested

Maker Mondays