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06.22.2015

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Last week saw the first on-set pictures of GHOSTBUSTERS as filming began in Boston (which will double for New York). While excitement may be at an all-time low for some fans of the series, you may be surprised that one of the original Ghostbusters couldn't be more excited about the script Feig is shooting, as well the direction the series is taking. Enter Dan Aykroyd with more enthusiasm than you're bound to find anywhere else on the net regarding this film.

Dan Aykroyd on the new GHOSTBUSTERS:

Yeah, it’s going to be hot! The new one’s going to be big! The interplay, and with each of them, their individual voices are so well defined. They’re just such different characters, and there’s a friction. There’s a dynamic there. I’m not going to spoil it for people, but it’s going to be big, big!

Regarding everyone's take on doing a new GHOSTBUSTERS:

The thing is, you’ve got creators all around Hollywood who saw the thing at the original time and are going, ‘Wow, I think I’ve got a take on that. I think I could do something under that umbrella.” And so we’ve had brilliant creators walk in, from Paul Feig to many others. And we loved the concepts they’re coming up with. And this one with the four girls is going to be massive. Oh, man, it’s funny. It’s intelligent. It hits the right notes, and I’m really excited about it.

It refers to the first two in a really neat, classy way, but this is all going to introduce them to a whole new generation of girls that are going to want to be Ghostbusters. We always needed them.

If he would make a cameo:

That’s up to the director. If asked, I will show up and be of service. If not, it’s totally fine with me. I leave powerful talent like that alone to do their thing.

Ya know, I really do like to give the benefit of the doubt and Aykroyd has actually had the chance to read the script and probably see some test footage. As much as I love the original film, I can't claim to be any kind of die-hard fan (that's reserved for STAR WARS) so I'm really intrigued on how this new film will play out. The casting of Chris Hemsworth as the receptionist is just something that guarantees that I have to see this movie. If it's anything like his cameo in the red-band VACATION trailer, I'm all smiles!

GHOSTBUSTERS will hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

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5:36AM on 06/28/2015
Unfortunately this movie will make a butt load of cash. Simply because they are NOT targeting the original Ghostbuster audience. They are going with the teens and the MM crowd. They could give a rip if any of the original audience even shows. And with the international market now days, they really don't care much about the USA anyway. I wish they would have called it something else though, as sticking it with a Ghostbusters monicker is really sad.
Unfortunately this movie will make a butt load of cash. Simply because they are NOT targeting the original Ghostbuster audience. They are going with the teens and the MM crowd. They could give a rip if any of the original audience even shows. And with the international market now days, they really don't care much about the USA anyway. I wish they would have called it something else though, as sticking it with a Ghostbusters monicker is really sad.
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1:20AM on 06/24/2015
He's gotten fatter over the years because he's so full of shit!
He's gotten fatter over the years because he's so full of shit!
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9:28AM on 06/23/2015
Im sure his tune will change when he sees ANY Leslie Jones footage! God Damn she sucks
Im sure his tune will change when he sees ANY Leslie Jones footage! God Damn she sucks
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8:48AM on 06/23/2015

screw this horse shit

He sounds like Tobe Hooper talking up anything that gives him royalty points.
He sounds like Tobe Hooper talking up anything that gives him royalty points.
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8:43AM on 06/23/2015
Well those comments are a bit interesting to me. It gives me the impression that the movie is being set up as a spinoff of the original two, but with a female cast that gets pulled into becoming Ghostbusters. That's much different than what we've been told before in that this is a reboot/remake of the original using females and a story updated for the modern era.

I'm willing to give it a shot if the idea is that this movie branches off from the original movies. I was against it before
Well those comments are a bit interesting to me. It gives me the impression that the movie is being set up as a spinoff of the original two, but with a female cast that gets pulled into becoming Ghostbusters. That's much different than what we've been told before in that this is a reboot/remake of the original using females and a story updated for the modern era.

I'm willing to give it a shot if the idea is that this movie branches off from the original movies. I was against it before when I thought the movie was a pointless remake using only females, gender swapping for no real reason.
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5:43AM on 06/23/2015

What a surprise

Doesn't he have a producer credit on this movie? I don't think James Cameron has a producer credit on Terminator Genysis.
Doesn't he have a producer credit on this movie? I don't think James Cameron has a producer credit on Terminator Genysis.
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3:33AM on 06/23/2015
Sooo...Women/girls really needed to see a woman in the jumpsuit so they could relate to them? I really am tired of the perception that if the character isn't the same gender and/or race as certain members of the audience, those members can't relate to them. Hell I saw Blade as a kid and the fact I was a white boy didn't prevent me from pretending to be a half-vampire bad-ass
Sooo...Women/girls really needed to see a woman in the jumpsuit so they could relate to them? I really am tired of the perception that if the character isn't the same gender and/or race as certain members of the audience, those members can't relate to them. Hell I saw Blade as a kid and the fact I was a white boy didn't prevent me from pretending to be a half-vampire bad-ass
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1:09AM on 06/23/2015
His words would carry more weight if he wasn't actually looking for work, did they promise you a job or some kickback on this Dan? What will he say when this is reviled later on.
His words would carry more weight if he wasn't actually looking for work, did they promise you a job or some kickback on this Dan? What will he say when this is reviled later on.
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11:53PM on 06/22/2015
well I hope he's not just blowing smoke! I REALLY want this to be good!
well I hope he's not just blowing smoke! I REALLY want this to be good!
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10:33PM on 06/22/2015
Whatever Aykroyd. You have lost your touch ever since Blues Bros. 2000. The last thing I think you were halfway decent you did was Gross Point Blank. Anything you say has to be taken with a grain of salt. This Paul Feig catastrophe probably wont fail just because all the d-bags out there that saw Pitch Perfect 2 will go see this. But I think it will suck.
Whatever Aykroyd. You have lost your touch ever since Blues Bros. 2000. The last thing I think you were halfway decent you did was Gross Point Blank. Anything you say has to be taken with a grain of salt. This Paul Feig catastrophe probably wont fail just because all the d-bags out there that saw Pitch Perfect 2 will go see this. But I think it will suck.
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10:16PM on 06/22/2015

Spoilers.......

At the end of the movie, after the final battle, a portal is ripped open and a massive proton stream, like 4 intertwined streams (wink) blasts through, followed by GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR who has now entered a new dimension and sets the girls up for a sequel and perfectly connecting both Ghostbuster worlds. Your welcome Hollywood.
At the end of the movie, after the final battle, a portal is ripped open and a massive proton stream, like 4 intertwined streams (wink) blasts through, followed by GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR who has now entered a new dimension and sets the girls up for a sequel and perfectly connecting both Ghostbuster worlds. Your welcome Hollywood.
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10:10PM on 06/22/2015

Downvote me all you want...

...but I do not get this hate for the new GHOSTBUSTERS. Look, a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie would probably suck. The actors are too old/dead, and it'd probably just be a rehash of all the jokes you loved from the first two, with no original ideas. Will this new GHOSTBUSTERS suck? Possibly. But if it does, it'll suck doing something somewhat new and taking a risk. Everybody seems to forget Paul Feig was once the guy behind FREAKS & GEEKS, and now we've made him out to be the Raper of Childhoods.
...but I do not get this hate for the new GHOSTBUSTERS. Look, a third GHOSTBUSTERS movie would probably suck. The actors are too old/dead, and it'd probably just be a rehash of all the jokes you loved from the first two, with no original ideas. Will this new GHOSTBUSTERS suck? Possibly. But if it does, it'll suck doing something somewhat new and taking a risk. Everybody seems to forget Paul Feig was once the guy behind FREAKS & GEEKS, and now we've made him out to be the Raper of Childhoods. And because Melissa McCarthy has made a couple of bad movies, she's now the female equivalent of Kevin James. Last time I checked, the three Feig/McCarthy movies (BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT and SPY) were all well received, and even if you don't like them, you can't say they're on the level of Happy Madison or Friedberg/Seltzer. So take the whole idea of this being a novelty out of the equation, sit the fuck back and give it a fair chance.
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10:38PM on 06/22/2015
That's not the problem. All they needed to do was get the original cast. Not make them the main protagonist and have a new generation trained under 1 or 2 of the old team. But not make it all women and drop McCarthy. Bill Murray at one point stated he'd come back if he could play a Ghost. Why the hell not!! Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd could be the mentors. They could come up with a story on Egon dying and having some form a tribute to Herold Ramus. I guarantee you McCarthy will do the
That's not the problem. All they needed to do was get the original cast. Not make them the main protagonist and have a new generation trained under 1 or 2 of the old team. But not make it all women and drop McCarthy. Bill Murray at one point stated he'd come back if he could play a Ghost. Why the hell not!! Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd could be the mentors. They could come up with a story on Egon dying and having some form a tribute to Herold Ramus. I guarantee you McCarthy will do the same act she always does in every movie she is in.
11:49PM on 06/22/2015
I completely agree with everything you said,
I completely agree with everything you said,
2:48AM on 06/23/2015
I don't mind third Ghostbusters movie and I don't mind the cast. But what makes me crossed the most is that so far they don't even refer to Ghostbusters - making Ghostbusters movie as if GHOSTBUSTERS never exist before.
I don't mind third Ghostbusters movie and I don't mind the cast. But what makes me crossed the most is that so far they don't even refer to Ghostbusters - making Ghostbusters movie as if GHOSTBUSTERS never exist before.
3:24AM on 06/23/2015
As far as i'm concerned the man has never done anything good
As far as i'm concerned the man has never done anything good
5:56AM on 06/23/2015
"And because Melissa McCarthy has made a couple of bad movies, she's now the female equivalent of Kevin James"

Actually, the Melissa McCarthy = Kevin James comparison is because they are both supposed to be fat and that their entire comic or dramatic range is based on how fat and unattractive they are. It would be as if every single Eddie Murphy or Martin Lawrence or Tyler Perry movie was about a black guy wearing a fat suit and a dress. Wait. Norbit, Big Momma, Madea... my God. See what
"And because Melissa McCarthy has made a couple of bad movies, she's now the female equivalent of Kevin James"

Actually, the Melissa McCarthy = Kevin James comparison is because they are both supposed to be fat and that their entire comic or dramatic range is based on how fat and unattractive they are. It would be as if every single Eddie Murphy or Martin Lawrence or Tyler Perry movie was about a black guy wearing a fat suit and a dress. Wait. Norbit, Big Momma, Madea... my God. See what I mean?
5:35PM on 06/24/2015
@martinphipps who likes to point out smart assed comments I thought I'd return the favour - Melissa McCarthy and Kevin James are supposed to be fat? Era you can't supposed to be fat - They are fat you douchebag
@martinphipps who likes to point out smart assed comments I thought I'd return the favour - Melissa McCarthy and Kevin James are supposed to be fat? Era you can't supposed to be fat - They are fat you douchebag
8:39PM on 06/22/2015
Dan Aykroyd also read the script for Blues Brothers 2000.
Dan Aykroyd also read the script for Blues Brothers 2000.
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8:01PM on 06/22/2015
What pisses me off the most is that so far the new movie doesn't even refer to previous two Ghostbusters movies. I mean, just rename the whole thing while you're at it.
What pisses me off the most is that so far the new movie doesn't even refer to previous two Ghostbusters movies. I mean, just rename the whole thing while you're at it.
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7:51PM on 06/22/2015
Shocking stuff, Dan.
Shocking stuff, Dan.
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7:46PM on 06/22/2015

Keep toting the company line, Akroyd...

Aren't you already rich?
Aren't you already rich?
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6:34PM on 06/22/2015
Isn't he more to do with the other one being made? I don't really care at this point, but this looks like someone who's towing the line. What else would you think he's going to say in public?
Isn't he more to do with the other one being made? I don't really care at this point, but this looks like someone who's towing the line. What else would you think he's going to say in public?
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