Paul Feig Booted From Ghostbusters Movies Says Dan Aykroyd
While director Paul Feig was busy on social media calling fans a-holes, apparently he should have paid more attention to his budget for the Ghostbusters reboot.
In an interview with original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd, who was also a producer on the reboot, Aykroyd offers up Paul Feig is off further Ghostbusters movies and more:
“The girls are great in it. Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig – what a wonderful, wonderful players they are – and Leslie Jones. I was really happy with the movie, but it cost too much. And Sony does not like to lose money. 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 – the director, he spent too much on it. 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.”
Ghostbusters bombed at the box office with a mere $229 million gross.
Update: Sony says the reshoots cost $3-4 million.
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