Dan Aykroyd says new Ghostbusters has ‘more laughs and more scares’
As storms continue to brew regarding the new Ghostbusters film, there is one person who has put a line in the sand and is backing up the film: series creator Dan Aykroyd. The writer of both the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel took to his Facebook page to reveal he saw an early cut of the film and provided a reaction:
“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. 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! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”
The new Ghostbusters film sees Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as scientists Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, respectively. Gilbert is a particle physicist while Yates, Gilbert’s close friend, is an expert in the paranormal. As ghost sightings ramp up, they team with Kate McKinnon‘s Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer who winds up creating the team’s tech. Leslie Jones‘ Patty Tolan, then, is the team’s everyman character who winds up playing an important role connected to an early supernatural encounter.
It also stars Chris Hemsworth as the new secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke,” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is also set to appear as news anchor in the film.
Ghostbusters is directed by Paul Feig from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. It will debut in theaters on July 15.
Dan Aykroyd Says New Ghostbusters Has 'More Laughs, More Scares'