Credit: Polanski: Los Angeles Times/UCLA Library Department of Special Collections; Ratner: Retna Ltd.

Earlier this week, Brett Ratner told BlogTalkRadio’s “Movie Geeks United” podcast that he would be producing a follow-up to the 2008 documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired — a film that yesterday became snarled in controversy after one of its interviewees recanted a confession he made in the film that would have helped Polanski’s side in the 31-year-old unlawful sexual assault case against him. The interview with Ratner was recorded just hours before Polanski’s September 26th arrest. The Rush Hour auteur tells the show that Polanski will participate in his film, although that now seems highly unlikely in light of recent events.

The “Movie Geeks United” segment will not air until this Sunday. But we have an exclusive audio clip from the show, during which Ratner vehemently defends Polanski, saying, “This case has just been going on too long and it’s just ridiculous.” Ratner adds, “The family’s forgiven him, the girl, the victim has forgiven him, the rest of the world should forgive him.”

Do you agree? Take a listen and tell us what you think about the Polanski arrest and Ratner’s comments.