'He won't be back anytime soon' - Dan Aykroyd lays into Ghosbusters reboot director Paul Feig
Sunday Brunch viewers loved it
Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has taken a pop at Paul Feig who directed the all-female reboot which released last year.
The reboot was lambasted by critics and it seems Aykroyd is among those who feel it could have been better.
Speaking on Sunday Brunch he told hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer that he was happy about the female cast but not so much the director.
“The director [Paul Feig], he spent too much on it," he said.
"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 anytime soon.”
That rules out a sequel then it seems.
Viewers were overjoyed to see the Hollywood legend on the show:
You'd be surprised to know just how much of #SundayBrunch is not being repeated on 4+1. Dan Ackroyd must have been awesome.— Fredi Smith ☺ (@FrediSmith) June 4, 2017
#SundayBrunch struck oil landing Dan Ackroyd as a guest— Shane (@itsshanebutler) June 4, 2017
Dan Ackroyd slapping down Tims question about merchandise #SundayBrunch— Paul gibbons (@funkygibbons) June 4, 2017
@RadioX Dan Ackroyd is a hero to me. He was on Sunday Brunch yesterday and was every bit as bat shit crazy as I hoped he’d be.— J.J. Warwick (@jjwarwick) June 5, 2017
Absolutely loved Dan Ackroyd on #SundayBrunch. What a charming man. Put a smile on my face after all of the doom & gloom.— Carys Hannah (@caryshannah) June 4, 2017
Again, Dan Ackroyd showing up Lovejoy and Rimmer to be rank amateurs. Bless him. #SundayBrunch— Inspector Morose (@InspectorMorose) June 4, 2017