Aykroyd Dumps on Ghastly Ghostbusters TWICE in Two Days, Says Feig No Longer Welcome at Sony

Aykroyd Dumps on Ghastly Ghostbusters TWICE in Two Days, Says Feig No Longer Welcome at Sony

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We now know the female Ghostbusters farce ended up being a complete catastrophe. Of course, it was pretty damn obvious that was going to be the case during the run-up to the film’s release. Anyone with a brain knew this was headed for Flop City given the amount of money they spent on production and advertising. Because as bad as it was, had the filmmakers just been more thrifty, it could have still turned a profit.

Thankfully, they didn’t follow the advice of people like Dan Aykroyd. We might have seen a sequel to this shit sandwich if they had. Mr. Aykroyd himself let loose on the dreadful director of this trash heap, Paul Feig, this past weekend.

Taking aim at director Paul Feig, Dan Aykroyd said Sunday that there will be no sequel to last year’s Ghostbusters reboot because Feig spent too much money shooting the film and that “he will not be back on the Sony lot anytime soon.”

Appearing on the morning talk show Sunday Brunch on Britain’s Channel 4, Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the original 1984 Ghostbusters and is credited as an executive producer on the remake, didn’t mention Feig by name, but said, “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.”…

[H]e added, “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.”

Sony ended up correcting him…slightly. Apparently the reshoots only cost $3-4 million, at least according to them. Then again, the studios are notorious liars about this sort of thing. They didn’t try to refute anything else he said, though, namely that Feig is no longer welcome on the Sony lot.

Aykroyd came out after the first interview and tried to slightly walk back his comments, but he ended up just dumping on the project even more.

Who can blame him?

“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.” 

Ouch, that’s gotta sting! Now, if only Bill Murray would come out and start shooting on this shitpile…

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • GuitarAnthony

    insert Paul Feig autistic screeching meme here

  • Typical

    That’s amazingly hilarious.

  • Al Holmes

    They done shot themselves all in the foot and all…

  • Mykeru

    Feig deserves the death penalty for that film

    • Grust

      If that logic was true, we could have gotten rid of Justin Beiber long ago, or Barney the Dinosaur.

      • Cazamus

        We did Grust, where the fuck do you think the rest of the Dinosaurs went? It was a message to the other species on what kinda shit we find acceptable.

        • Grust

          Actually, Barney is gonna get a reboot.

    • Feig deserves the death penalty for being an SJW feminist.

  • Grust

    I had just forgotten they remade Ghostbusters at this point.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    Aykroid is a lulzcow and a fool, he may be willing to throw Feig under the bus but it’s only so he can keep telling himself that the entire project wasn’t doomed the moment Harold Ramis died and the studio committed to turning the IP into a vehicle for pushing muh feminism and muh social narrative.

    • Cazamus

      Aykroyd is a believer, he really want’s to be the guy that does for ghost hunting, what Jurassic Park did for archeology/paleontology. It’s why we got such a great film from him, because he is a fanatic and want’s to spread the message of the paranormal. I think this movie to him was what he felt was his last chance at getting to change the world, get people interested in the paranormal, and that he was just throwing anything at the wall to get it done. That or he decided to protect his legacy of making the BEST FUCKING MOVIE EVER by patting every stupid fucking idea on the back when they approached him.
      I can see it now:
      F: Hey Dan. A: Yeah Paul? F: I was thinking, while comedy was subtle in you’re movie, I was going to have it as the straight forward and blunt as possible… What do you think? A: *Suppressing giggles* Yeah… yeah that sounds great. Hell I would even do that lazy sc… I mean improve move where you set a comedian in front of a camera, and have them throw one liner’s at a scenario, and then choose the best line as well. F: That’s a great idea! I was also thinking of adding a wymen as the leader, cause wymen are funnier than men. A: *Bites hand to stop laughter* Just 1 girl? Why not make it 4 times funnier, and have them all be girls? F: Wymen Dan. A: No I mean kids, so we can empower a new generation. F: I’ll look into that, but I love the 4 wymen idea, and you’re right, it could be empowering. I might even make every man seem irresponsibly stupid in this movie as well, to show how incompetent men are. That would be amazing! A: *Breaks 2 fingers to stop howling with laughter* Yeah go for it Paul, make them all empowered, cool looking wymen, this is great! I love this plan, I’m excited to be a part of it! Let’s do it! F: … Well glad to see you are so on board Dan, I gotta go it’s date night and I gotta prep the Bull before my wife gets home. Thank’s for the help.

  • Mr0303

    At least now they start to acknowledge what a failure the movie was and now they are just arguing whose fault it is. Simple answer – Hollywood+feminism.

  • lazypadawan

    It’s not the worst movie I’d ever seen but it’s a far, far cry from the original or even the 1989 sequel. The cast had no chemistry and it just wasn’t all of that funny. And who thought it was a good idea to put in like three musical sequences? But what annoyed me the most was the movie’s weird insistence on using outdated technology or fanciful equipment in an era where there are dozens of ghost hunting shows on t.v. and YouTube, and I can get a bunch of ghost hunting apps on my phone.

    • Cazamus

      I actually would not have minded outdated tech, because Egon Spangler a scientist that would make anything work. I minded that the outdated tech was polished and chromed to be like cool looking. That’s what I hated about the tech in this movie, it was all made to tell us it was cool. As for the chemistry, I didn’t know about the on set fighting until I watched the movie, halfway through I could tell which cast member (Fake Egon) was obviously filmed at different times than Wigg and Melissa. Fucking jarring, the movie never let me get into it (and I tried, I really fucking tried to give it a fair shot) they just kept trying to tell me that it’s cool, funny, and empowering, without ever showing it.

  • Toastrider

    The sad part is, it could’ve worked if they’d actually wanted to tell a STORY instead of promote a ‘message’.

    It wasn’t the all-female main cast that irked me so much as it was the bait-and-switch of the trailers regarding ‘is it a sequel or not’, the total lack of chemistry, the craptastic jokes, and then the oversensitive director and actresses throwing fits when people started to point out what a disaster this was going to be.

    And the result is that the GB property’s been dragged through the sewer. Here’s hoping someone can clean it up eventually.

  • Whaler31

    Bill Murray wouldn’t touch this with Leslie Jones dick.