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Dan Aykroyd: 'Ghostbusters' Director Won't 'Be Back On The Sony Lot'

The actor blames Feig for the reboot's failure.

06/06/2017 12:07 AM AEST | Updated 06/06/2017 12:07 AM AEST
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It looks like one of the original Ghostbusters ain't afraid of no ghost OR speaking his mind.

While chatting to Channel 4's 'Sunday Brunch', Dan Aykroyd went in on the 'Ghostbusters' reboot director Paul Feig, saying the film's ultimate failure was his fault.

"He spent too much on it," Aykroyd 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 re-shoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot any time soon."

According to 'Deadline' Sony has denied the re-shoots cost as much as Aykroyd alleged, saying it was nearer to $3 to $4 million.

In a clip from the segment, Aykroyd can be seen complimenting the stars of the film before laying into the director, saying his spending is the reason a sequel was "economically not feasible".

Back in 2015 ahead of the film's release, Aykroyd said he wanted a ton of 'Ghostbusters' films; "It's kind of like the Marvel series," he told HuffPost, "There's opportunities here to do different types of stories."

Feig was also pretty confident the film was actually a success, despite its lackluster box office returns, he called the positive reactions on social media, "such a validation for the years of false controversy".

Feig has yet to respond, but it makes this tweet he posted the day before Aykroyd's interview a little awkward.

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