Alberta front and centre in new 'Ghostbusters' trailer
CALGARY – The latest trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife is out now, and it features some recognizable scenery.
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Dan Akyroyd are all set to return to their roles for the new movie, but what’s caught the eye of some, are the landmarks in the background.
Marley Henneigh is the Office and Chamber Services Coordinator at the Drumheller Chamber of Commerce, she says you can spot some local sights if you look for them in the trailer.
“We have a water tower downtown that I recognized right away—the hills, of course, are so unique to Drumheller,” Henneigh said. “And there’s a grain elevator that you see as well, that’s from the area.”
The movie was originally supposed to release some time ago but faced the same issues as every other movie production in the past couple of years.
“This was filmed actually, in 2019, and of course the whole movie industry is delayed with the pandemic,” Henneigh said. “But there’s been some other projects here already this year and I think it’s a good sign for filming in Drumheller and the rest of Alberta moving forward.”
The trailer is filled with beautiful Alberta scenery, and Henneigh says, that’s the main draw for projects to come to the province.
“It’s the beauty and the variety here. I mean, you’ve got the Badlands, and the mountains, and you’ve got forests, prairies — we’ve got a huge variety of landscapes here and I think people here are eager to work with the film industry.”
Although you can clearly see the movie was shot in Drumheller, what you can’t see, is any sign of Canadian Rick Moranis — one of the original Ghostbusters.
Most of the original cast members are confirmed to be reprising their roles in Ghostbusters: Afterlife except Moranis, although another original Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson, has strongly hinted in interviews that Moranis may be making a special cameo appearance in the film.