Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, and it spotlights plenty of new footage from the latest instalment in the comedy horror franchise, along with interview clips of the main cast members introducing some of the movie's new ghosts.
Like the previous movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, it looks like Frozen Empire is going to lean heavily on nostalgia, as we see original spook-hunters Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Peter (Bill Murray) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) suit-up alongside Janine (Annie Potts) and the new team consisting of Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd), Callie Spengler (Carrie Coon), and her kids Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), and Phoebe (McKenna Grace).
The story focuses on a mysterious artefact brought to Ray by Kumail Nanjiani's character, which unleashes a terrifying entity known as Garraka, who is capable of bringing about a second ice-age.
We get our best look yet at the "god-like" entity right at the end of this teaser, along with Pukey (no need to explain his name), the Ice Dragon, and, of course, Slimer, who clearly still enjoys leaving his ectoplasm-print on the unfortunate individuals he happens to fly through.
Check out the new featurette in the player below.
During a recent interview, Nanjiani indicated that the movie will up the ante somewhat when it comes to genuine frights.
“There’s some really, genuinely scary stuff. The scary stuff is actually scary," said the actor. "The danger is very real and the stakes are very high. That makes the comedy even funnier,” adding that, “Everybody gets to be funny.”
"In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family decide to leave Summerville, Oklahoma and go back to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – and help the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level! But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes a mysterious and evil force, known as the Death Chill, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a deadly and unpredictable fate that unknowingly, could affect earth’s history with a second Ice Age."
Directed by Gil Kenan (Jason Reitman co-wrote the movie and is on board as an executive producer), Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is set to scare its way into theatres this March.