Dan Aykroyd promises something big and dynamic with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters

Last Updated on August 2, 2021


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.

dan-aykroydWhat do you think? Is Dan Aykroyd blowing smoke or genuinely excited?

Source: Comic Book Resources

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