Date: 1st June 2016

Dan Aykroyd praises Ghostbusters remake.

Dan Aykroyd, who played Ray Stantz in the original Ghostbusters film, has praised the upcoming reboot.

Aykroyd is listed as an executive producer on the movie, which features a female-led cast including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

He commended the "brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male".

The actor made the comments after seeing a test screening of Paul Feig's new film.

"It has more laughs and more scares than the first two films, plus Bill Murray is in it!" Aykroyd wrote on Facebook.

The first trailer became the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history when it was released in March.

A second trailer was released last week on social media, which was more warmly received.

Referring to the character he played in the 1984 original, Aykroyd said: "As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends."

Source: Press Release