Sunday 17 December 2017

'He won't be back anytime soon' - Dan Aykroyd lays into Ghosbusters reboot director Paul Feig

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Dan Ackroyd on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch
Dan Ackroyd on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch
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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:

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