Dan Aykroyd Settles “Conflict” with Ghostbusters Reboot Director Paul Feig

Ghostbusters franchise co-creator and producer Dan Aykroyd admits to encountering “a little conflict” with director Paul Feig on his 2016 reboot however says all points raised within the making of that movie are “in the past.” Aykroyd, who co-founded Sony-based Ghost Corps with authentic franchise director Ivan Reitman to solely shepherd Ghostbusters movies, has lengthy defended the reboot led by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, however earlier publicly blasted Feig for spending an excessive amount of when the reboot went thousands and thousands over funds in further images — prices that worsened the costly movie’s poor field workplace efficiency in the summertime of 2016.

“Great film. Really good film. Those girls were superb,” Aykroyd stated on the Joe Rogan Experience when speak turned to the tried franchise revival. “But I should have been there as a producer watching costs a little more.”

Feig’s Ghostbusters reportedly value greater than $140 million to provide, a quantity inflated when Feig shot materials Aykroyd and Reitman argued was pointless.

“Paul Feig and I, and Ivan, we had our little conflicts over things we didn’t think would work, why shoot it, why spend the money? But you know, he’s a director. We’ve got to have faith,” Aykroyd stated. “So there was a little conflict there, and I’ve spoken about it before, but all that’s in the past. I love it, I think they’re all great in it. Really, he treated the movie with a tribute kind of legacy, respect, and there were some great new spirits in there. And the girls were great.”

When showing on Britain’s Channel 4 in June 2017 — one yr after Ghostbusters earned simply $229 million worldwide — Aykroyd praised the “wonderful” forged and stated he was “really happy” with the film, however “it cost too much.”

“And Sony does not like to lose money, they don’t,” Aykroyd continued. “It made a lot of money around the world but just cost too much, making it economically not feasible to do another one. So that’s too bad.”

Pressed to elaborate, Aykroyd stated of Feig, “He didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him and several scenes that were going to be needed and he said ‘Nah, we don’t need them.’ Then we tested the movie and they needed them and he had to go back. About $30 to $40 million in reshoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot any time soon.”

That towering determine was later refuted by Sony, who instructed Deadline Aykroyd misspoke. According to the studio, reshoots value between $three million and $Four million.

In June, Feig participated in a director’s panel at Ghostbusters Fan Fest alongside Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman and son Jason Reitman, who’s now filming Ghostbusters 2020, a sequel to his father’s movies ignoring the brand new continuity established in Feig’s reboot. There the youthful Reitman publicly thanked Feig for “kicking down the door on what a Ghostbuster and who a Ghostbuster can be” regardless of triggering harsh reactions over the choice to reboot the franchise with an all-woman crew.

Feig earlier wrote on Twitter he’s “very open” to GB20 however admitted he was “also sad that our 2016 team may not get to bust again.”


“We all are,” Feig added of a forged that included Chris Hemsworth as dimwitted secretary and wannabe Ghostbuster Kevin. “We’re forever proud of our movie.” Feig has since stated he hopes to reply the decision for a sequel.

Reitman’s GB20 will star Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd alongside Aykroyd, who confirmed his on-screen participation in his interview with Joe Rogan. GB20 opens July 10, 2020.

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