Despite what Production Weekly is reporting and Vulture wants so badly to believe, Judd Apatow is not, at this stage, producing Ghostbusters 3. L.A. Times killjoy Patrick Goldstein spoke with Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad, who flatly denied it: “We have some great new writers working on a new script, but Judd isn’t involved.” But why couldn’t he be involved? Would it really be that much work? It’s not like we’re asking him too much here — just look over the script, put Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd in it, and pass the project off to someone in his trusted stable of directors (anybody but the guy who did Drillbit Taylor). Why doesn’t Judd Apatow want us to be happy?
Judd Apatow and ‘Ghostbusters 3’: Fat chance [Big Picture/LAT]