Dan Aykroyd/Ivan Reitman Talk Ghostbusters Reboot


During a recent sit down with Entertainment Weekly, Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd discussed the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters. Check out the highlights:

Reitman on writing the original with Aykroyd and Ramis: “What I remember was the confidence that the three of us had in getting there. We just worked all day until dinner time, and we just kept adding very, very quickly. After two weeks, we actually had a draft. It wasn’t the greatest draft, but it was a pretty amazing draft, nevertheless, that worked.”

Aykroyd on Bill Murray: “I never begrudged him not being in the third movie, though I wrote a nice part for him in Hellbent, where the Ghostbusters go to hell. He’s got very high standards and a high bulls— detector.”

Aykroyd on Paul Feig’s take on Ghostbusters: “Paul’s kind of the George Cukor of Hollywood: He has a great touch directing female actors and he really knows how to hit the female psyche and sensibility. In a way, his movie might be a little better than the first two because they can do more — CGI might be a little better. But also, you know, there might be more jokes in it. I’m really happy with what I’m seeing.”

Reitman explains why the reboot is happening: “It was time. For much the same reason that the original Ghostbusters couldn’t really be the stars of this movie, including Harold who passed away, it was time to get fresh blood in there. I think Paul’s idea of the gender shift was a very smart and fresh way to get everybody to re-look at this in a new way.”