While internet rumors swirled earlier this week about Judd Apatow producing Ghostbusters 3, it appears those rumors are false.  The rumors took flight when Production Weekly claimed they’d obtained an official document listing Apatow Productions being in charge of the up and coming Ghostbusters film.

In order to clear up the rumors the LA Times went directly to Sony Pictures and questioned them about Apatow’s possible involvement in the production of Ghostbusters 3.  The president of Sony Pictures gave a statement indicating the rumors were bunk, “It’s not true… Judd isn’t involved.”

While no one is really sure how the rumor got started it might be traced back to Apatow’s involvement with Year One. Since the writers of Ghostbusters 3 are Gene Stupinsky and Lee Eisenberg, who also were involved with Year One and someone could easily have faked production documents to start people talking.

Regardless of the fact that this is not an Apatow film, there has been no statement involving any of the usual Apatow crew being involved in Ghostbusters 3.  So I guess if you’re super excited about the thoughts of having Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd, James Franco or any of the other regulars end up involved in the Ghostbusters 3 cast, well, don’t give up just yet.