Dan Aykroyd
Original “Ghostbusters” star Dan Aykroyd said that reboot director Paul spent too much money on the 2016 film reboot, making it very unlikely to get a follow-up. Pictured: Aykroyd speaks at the ceremony where actor John Cusack was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on April 24, 2012. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Original “Ghostbusters” star Dan Aykroyd thinks that the 2016 film reboot of the franchise won’t have a sequel.

During a recent appearance on the British TV show “Sunday Brunch,” Aykroyd said that the reboot —starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth — cost too much to produce, making it very unlikely to get a follow-up.

“The girls are great in it. Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig —what wonderful, wonderful players they are — and Leslie Jones,” Aykroyd said. “I was really happy with the movie, but it cost too much. And Sony does not like to lose money, they don’t. It made a lot of money around the world but just cost too much, making it economically not feasible to do another one. So that’s too bad.”

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Shockingly, Aykroyd blamed reboot director Paul Feig for the expensive production cost of the reboot. “The director, he spent too much on it,” Aykroyd said without even being asked to elaborate. “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 reshoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot any time soon.”

Shortly after Aykroyd made the accusatory statements, Sony Pictures, as reported by Deadline, refuted the actor’s comments, clarifying that the reshoots he referred to only cost between $3 million and $4 million, and not the $30 million to $40 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film — which is also known as “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” — had a $144 million production budget, and grossed $229.1 million worldwide. Although the film’s box office earnings were less than what Sony Pictures expected, Feig told The Daily Beast last October that he would love to continue the story.

“I love those characters and I know they are now heroes and mean a lot to a lot of people, so in a perfect world it would be great if we could see them bust more ghosts … and be awesome again,” Feig said. “[But] that’s up to the studio because they have to pay for it. Nobody’s called me.”

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