Dan Aykroyd, who played Dr. Ray Stanz and co-wrote the original Ghostbusters, made a shocking statement over the weekend that not only will fans love the new Ghostbusters reboot, but they might actually like it more than the original two movies.
“Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it.”Aykroyd stated on Facebook. “As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bring all my friends.”
Aykroyd both stars in and serves as an executive producer for the Ghostbusters reboot, whose first trailer is ranked as the most disliked trailer in the history of YouTube. However, the second trailer seems to be fairing a bit better.
Directed by Paul Feig, from the script penned by Feig and Katie Dippold, the reboot stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Lesie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.A few of the actors from the beloved 1984 film will be making cameos in the new version, including three of the original Ghostbusters, Bill Murray , Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts will also make appearances. Other actors co-starring include Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Elizabeth Perkins, Andy Garcia, Karan Soni, Cecily Strong, Matt Walsh, Joel Murray and Sam Richardson. Ghostbusters opens in theaters nationwide on July 15th.
Don’t get me wrong, the new version has a very talented cast, but it’s hard to believe that it could ever come close to the original two films.