Paul Feig's Ghostbusters will have a budget over $150 million
The original GHOSTBUSTERS had a budget of $30 million dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that would be the equivalent of $68 million today. The sequel was not even $10 million more and still ranks as a fan favorite. So, we know a quality film can be achieved for an average sum of money, does that mean that Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS will do the same? Hell no!
Sony is giving Paul Feig $154 million to play with for making GHOSTBUSTERS happen, and that is down from the original $169 million that he asked for. Sony head Tom Rothman asked for cuts to get the budget down to $150 million, but there were certain fees they couldn't lower such as the $14 million for Melissa McCarthy and $10 million for Feig himself. In the end, the cost of GHOSTBUSTERS looks to be more about securing talent rather than what will be on screen.
Any and all GHOSTBUSTERS films that do not feature Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are going to be criticized regardless of the finished product and that has to do with nostalgia for the classic films. Feig's movie could very well be a good movie but most are not willing to give it the benefit of doubt before seeing it. Now knowing it is going to cost that much money, I can safely say the finished product better knock our f*cking socks off.
GHOSTBUSTERS is set for release on July 22, 2016.
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|Source:||The Hollywood Reporter|