The post-mortem examination of Paul Feig
’s all-female Ghostbusters
reboot continues today, only this time, it’s Feig who has weighed in with the latest take.
One year after its theatrical release, Vulture gave the filmmaker a call to discuss his gender-swapping actioner, which had Melissa McCarthy
, Kristen Wiig
, Kate McKinnon
and Leslie Jones
suit up as those four famous ‘Busters: Zeddemore, Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler.
But for all of its lofty ambitions, Ghostbusters
proved to be one of the more high-profile flops of 2016, and wound up costing Sony upwards of $70 million when accounting for marketing and distribution. Plus, as Dan Aykroyd
so rightly says, the film wasn’t exactly cheap to make, what with all that lavish CGI.
For Feig, though, Ghostbusters
will forever haunt him as “a great regret in [his] life,” after the movie unknowingly morphed into a “cause.”
I think it kind of hampered us a little