Is Apatow gonna call Carell, Rudd, Rogen & Malco?

So there's a totally unfounded rumor online at Dread Central that Judd Apatow has not only convinced Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd and Ernie Hudson to return for a third Ghost Busters movie some twenty years after the last picture but also that they would use the film to pass the torch to Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Romany Malco. All four actors made up the core cast of The 40 Year Old Virgin and have since starred in many various Apatow projects.

But as with every Ghost Busters rumor of the last ten years, Bill Murray seems in no mood to do another of these pictures no matter how much money they throw at him. Why would things be so different now? Though I would say this. If Apatow could ever convince Ackroyd, Ramis & Murray to give up the rights to the series (and if anyone could, it would be Apatow) then I'm convinced he could make a great movie with his usual crew AS LONG as he didn't got the remake route. For example, I would rather see Rogen as a new character, rather than trying to be Bill Murray. And this kind of rumor story isn't particularly new. A few years back it was the Ben Stiller/Jack Black/Owen Wilson/Will Ferrell crew who were rumored to do this kind of thing. And until the inevitable remake/new reimagining happens somewhere down the road whichever popular group of comedians are making people laugh, will be the guys rumored to rejuvenate the franchise.
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