Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Storyline:
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire is an upcoming Sci-fi Comedy film including supernatural phenomenon, ghosts and demons. The Ghostbusters franchise dates way back to 1984 with the initial release of the first film where a group of parapsychologists encounter and eliminate ghosts, demons and demigods in the city of New York. The franchise was rebooted twice before Ghostbusters : Afterlife was released in 2021.
Following the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife in November 2021, Dan Aykroyd has expressed interest in having the surviving cast of the original Ghostbusters team reprise their roles in up to three sequels. An announcement of a fifth installment in the Ghostbusters Franchise named Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire was made in April 2022 by Sony Pictures.
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire follows the Spengler Family facing an ancient demigod called Death Chill or Garakka who possess an ability to control and harness Fear itself and ‘literally freeze people to death’. The Death Chill is accompanied by an army of ghosts and will cause mass freezing over the town. The trailer showed ice spikes on the ground in a frozen New York City. The new villain could be more dangerous than the previous villains and Gozer, the antagonist of the prequel.
An unconfirmed yet intriguing and possible story of the new Ghostbusters film is leaked on Reddit. The Climax scene from the movie where all the ghostbusters stand together united is also leaked on a Michigan GB Account on Twitter.
The encounter takes place in the New York City where the original ‘Who you gonna Call.?’ Ghostbusters will team up with the New generation ghostbusters to protect the city and eliminate these new adversaries. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of a political conflict against the Ghostbusting activities done by the Spengler family in the streets of New York.
Ghostbusters Frozen Empire: New Ghosts
This Ghostbuster movie will be introducing new ghosts as confirmed by the cast themselves in a promotional video. The new ghostbusters movie include more new ghouls, new gags and new ghosts.
The list of new ghost includes:
The main villain Garakka or the Death Chill – Described as a crazy, creepy, evil god who can freeze people to death. It also possess the power to control ghosts and is capable of bringing a second ice age.
The Sewer dragon – Described as super big and super fast. It is a semi-transparent reptilian ghost with extreme flexibility and speed.
Pukey – A tiny ghost who is potentially adorable and who will play a supportive role for the ghostbusters just like Slimer.
The Possessor – As the name suggest, the possessor is a ghost capable of taking control of someone’s body. The ability may also extend to ghosts. The Possessor can thus be the real main villain in this movie.
Emily Alyn Lind is rumored to play Garakka or The Possessor according to reddit leaks.
The list of Old Ghosts include Slimer who is seen at the end of the trailer messing up Finn Wolfhard’s character. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s smaller versions hint that familiar ghosts could also return, even as part of the Death Chill’s army or even as an ally
Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Trailer explained:
The first official trailer was released on Jan 29, 2024 on Twitter account, Instagram account and Youtube Channel of Sony pictures.
The trailer marks a legendary comeback for the Ghostbusters franchise with the re introduction of a supernatural comedy plot and various new ghost and a spooky widespread attack over the world. We also get to see the Firehouse and a union with the originals .The encounter takes place in the New York City where the original ‘Who you gonna Call.?’ Ghostbusters will team up with the New generation ghostbusters to protect the city and eliminate these new adversaries. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of a political conflict against the Ghostbusting activities done by the Spengler family in the streets of New York in the beginning where it is stated that “The Ghostbusters are finished”, which is then ‘overruled’ and further ‘sustained’.
The original score involved in the Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire Trailer is composed by Dario Marianelli.
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire Release in India
The official release date for Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire is set as March 22, 2024 as can be seen on the official website of Ghostbusters franchise.
The original release was scheduled on December 20, 2023 but was delayed due to SAG strike.
The original release in India was scheduled on March 29, 2024 but was then decided as March 22, 2024.
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire Cast
The cast of Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire consists of –
Paul Rudd – Gary Grooberson
Carrie Coon – Callie Spengler
Finn Wolfhard – Trevor Spengler
Mckenna Grace – Phoebe Spengler
Kumail Nanjiani – Nadeem Razmadi
Patton Oswalt – Dr. Hubert Wartzki
Celeste O’Connor – Lucky Domingo
Logan Kim – Podcast
Bill Murray – Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Aykroyd – Dr. Raymond ‘Ray’ Stanz
Ernie Hudson – Dr. Winston Zeddemore
Annie Potts – Dr. Janine Melnitz
William Atherton as Walter Peck
James Acaster as Lars Pinfield
Additionally, Emily Alyn Lind has been cast in an undisclosed role.
As stated before, this cast includes the original Ghostbusters Veterans of 1984. Paul Rudd can be seen in the trailer taking the comedy lead along with Finn Wolfhard. A funko look of Garakka aka Death Chill and other new characters can be seen here.
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire – Star Salary and Budget
The Cast Salary for Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire –
Paul Rudd – 10 Million Dollars
Carrie Coon – 600 Thousand Dollars
Finn Wolfhard – 450 Thousand Dollars
Mckenna Grace – 320 Thousand Dollars
Celeste O’Connor – 200 Thousand Dollars
Dan Aykroyd – 110 Thousand Dollars
Ernie Hudson – 250 Thousand Dollars
Annie Potts – 120 Thousand Dollars
Ghostbusters : Afterlife had a total Cast Salary of approximately 7 Million Dollars and had a total budget of 75 Million Dollars. Following the same trend, it is safe to assume that the budget for Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire will be less than 100 Million Dollars but yet no confirmation regarding the same is yet received.
Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire Production and Shooting
An announcement was made in December 2022 that Gil Kenan would take over as director from Reitman, who still remains as a writer and producer. It was also announced that Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon would return. It was announced in March 2023 that Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster and Emily Alyn Lind had been cast in the film.
“Also I am a huge fan of The Real Ghostbusters (the animated series) and that show was a point of reference for this movie. The filmmakers wanted to make a long episode of the animated series. So if you love that show as I do, be excited.” – Nanjiani
On January 18, 2024, Dario Marianelli was confirmed to compose the film’s score. He recorded his score on the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage in the newly named John Williams Music Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City. Peter Bernstein returned as score consultant, after doing so for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.