It's Confirmed - No Judd Apatow for Ghostbusters 3!
Earlier this week, a rumor that Ghostbusters 3 had become a Judd Apatow Production started spreading. I didn't write about it because I just didn't believe it, or at least, I didn't trust Production Weekly. Well, the LA Times talked with Columbia Pictures' president Doug Belgrad and got an official "it's not true" today. It was confirmed last year that "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were writing a script, as Belgrad mentions, but he says Judd isn't involved. "Judging from the frenzy [online], there still seems to be plenty of interest in the idea of doing another film, so we're certainly taking that as a good sign."
It's not the end of the world if Judd Apatow isn't involved with Ghostbusters 3. That was all just wishful thinking to begin with, anyway. Oddly enough, when we first ran the rumor about a sequel/reboot of Ghostbusters being in the works, the response was almost entirely negative. But when Eisenberg and Stupnitsky got on board, it made some people optimistic. Of course, it would've been great to see Apatow do this, but just because he's not involved doesn't mean it'll instantly suck. Plus, the original creative team behind Ghostbusters is involved as informal consultants on this anyway, so why is everyone worried?