You can add the long awaited "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" to the long list of movies having their opening dates pushed back again, because of the coronavirus.

The much anticipated sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise was shot in 2019 in and around Fort Macleod and the Foothills.

All the surviving original cast members from the original 1984 hit are back for the movie, including Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts reprising their roles from both the 1984 original and the 1989 sequel. The notable exceptions are Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014 and Rick Moranis who's taken a long hiatus from acting.

The film centres on a family who moves to a small town, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather's secret legacy.

The film stars, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd.

The movie is produced and directed by Jason Reitman and produced by his father Ivan Reitman who produced and directed the original and its sequel.

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" was originally set to be releases this past July, but was moved to a March 2021 release date, only to have that pushed back again this week to June 11, 2021, the same week the original was released in 1984.

There is good news on the theatre front though as AMC, the largest theatre chain in the U.S. says they're going to start to open more theatres, particularly in the large markets of New York and Los Angeles, which have been closed since the pandemic began.

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