Well, that was short lived – and now you know why everything needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
Talking to the LA Times, Columbia Pictures head Doug Belgrad spoke out against the reports that Apatow Productions were attached to Ghostbusters 3, as apparently reported in Production Weekly by way of Cinema Blend.
“It’s not true,” says Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. “We have some great new writers working on a new script, but Judd isn’t involved. Judging from the frenzy on the Internet, 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.”
The best part of the LA Times article is where they try and figure out were this rumour started, apparently unaware of the Cinema Blend post that all their included links lifted from. So no one has as yet confirmed Production Weekly’s listing or tried to find out where they got their information – but regardless, the Apatow connection seems firmly cut.
Personally, I smell an internet water test, similar to the encouraging feedback the idea of a Ghostbusters video game received by the unofficial trailers produced and posted by Zootfly. Regardless, it still looks promising for a third movie, though a bit less so than yesterday.