American director Paul Feig did not really appreciate that his female “Ghostbusters”, released in theaters in 2016, was not included in a box set dedicated to the famous fantastic saga.
An absence that does not pass. The American director Paul Feig did not seem to really appreciate that his SOS Fantômes feminine, released in theaters in 2016, was not included in an XXL box set dedicated to the famous fantastic saga, a box that Sony will release in the United States. United next February and in France on April 30, 2022 (note however that this women’s reboot is present in a trilogy box currently available).
The box in question, baptized Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection, is composed of 8 discs and offers Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD content. It brings together the 1984 Ghostbusters, its sequel that hit theaters five years later, as well as the very recent Ghostbusters: The Legacy of Jason Reitman, a direct sequel to the first film. But no trace, therefore, of the female reboot led by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
“Um … Sony Pictures, I think that must be a mistake”, says with a touch of irony Paul Feig on social networks. “Our Ghostbusters has a lot of fans, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are in the credits, and it won the Kids Choice Award for Best Picture when it came out. So I guess it was just an oversight?” And Feig to add the hasthag #weareallghostbusters.
Sony studios did not react to Paul Feig’s intervention. But it should be remembered that the latter’s passage in the Ghostbusters universe did not necessarily leave only good memories. In 2017, Dan Aykroyd, guest of the talk show Sunday Brunch, declared that the filmmaker “Not coming back to work for Sony anytime soon.” According to the interpreter of Raymond Stantz, Paul Feig “Spent too much money on the film, and didn’t shoot the scenes we suggested.”
“Paul Feig made a good movie, he had a great cast and a lot of money to make it “, later clarified Dan Aykroyd on social networks. “We just wished it was more inclusive towards creators.”
When Paul Feig mentioned his female “Ghostbusters” at the microphone of DashFUN: