Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd blamed director Paul Feig for the 2016 reboot’s box office failure on Sunday. According to Aykroyd, Feig did not listen to Sony’s feedback, which resulted in reshoots that cost a startling $30 to $40 million. Sony has since come forward to refute that cost, saying that reshoots only cost $3 to $4 million. However, that didn’t stop Aykroyd from taking another shot at the film via his Facebook page.
In the message, Aykroyd initially offers praise for the film, which quickly turned into a critique again. “Paul Feig made a good movie and had a superb cast and plenty of money to do it,” he wrote. “We just wish he had been more inclusive to the originators. It cost everyone as it is unlikely Kristen, Leslie, Melissa and Kate will ever reprise their roles as Ghostbusters which is sad.”
Paul Feig made a good movie and had a superb cast and plenty of money to do it. We just wish he had been more inclusive…
Aykroyd praised the film when it came out in 2016, and has repeatedly spoken positively about its cast, who, like himself, are Saturday Night Live alumni. He’s also not the only person involved with the production of the original series that has offered some critique of the reboot. Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two movies and is still heavily involved behind the scenes, has previously said that the film was too costly and that he had different ideas about where it should go. Reitman does believe there remains a chance of more live-action movies in the future, however.
Directed by Paul Feig, and from a script by Feig and Katie Dippold, Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. It is currently available for purchase on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Source: Screen Rant