June 6 2017

Dan Aykroyd says there will be no Ghostbusters II

Dan Aykroyd, for reasons known only to him, felt it necessary to take down Paul Feig recently over the Ghostbusters reboot.

Appearing on the Britain’s Sunday Brunch on Channel 4, Aykroyd was discussing the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. He was a co-writer on the 1984 original and served as an executive producer on the reboot, and when the topic of the film came up, well, he had some things to say.

The director, he spent too much on it and he didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him. Several scenes that were going to be needed, he said, ‘No, we don’t need them.’ And then we tested the movie and they needed them, and he had to go back — about $30 to $40 million in reshoots.

The fact he never mentions Feig by name is interesting. Additionally, a source speaking with The Hollywood Reporter stated,”the studio had an incredible relationship with the director, who was first-rate.” They also went on to add that the reshoots cost about $3 to $4 million.

Aykroyd went on to add:

It cost too much, and Sony does not like to lose money. It made a lot of money around the world, but it just cost too much, making it economically not feasible to do another one.

I really can’t grasp why he felt all of this was necessary to say, but to each their own. For what it’s worth, I ended up enjoying the reboot. True, it underperformed, but does that mean throw Feig under the bus, even if you never say his name? Nope.

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