Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beverly Hills Cop 4 has its Writers!

Variety is reporting today that Brett Ratner is further gearing up to direct Beverly Hills Cop IV with Paramount financing the film. Ratner and Paramount have gone out and hired Michael Brandt (Wanted) and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma) to pen the script. Ratner and Murphy have gone on record that the film will definately be R rated and will ignore the terrible 3rd film in the franchise. Ratner further said about the idea behind the script, "I like it a lot. These guys know how to write action. If Eddie Murphy can come in and help punch up with the script with some nice cuss-sprinkled jokes, we "could" have a winner here." (Ratner should calm down, his track record is pretty terrible)

I have always loved the first two Beverly Hills Cop films, they were so hiliarious and really had decent stories. The third film, was obviously pure shit, but I think Murphy can actually bring back Alex Foley in a great sequel (Jury is still out of Ratner). If the boys at Paramount can bring back Taggart and Rosewood characters too, the film might actually be pretty good. Again there is alot of development before I get completely behind this one, and plenty to come on this project for sure. The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and hopes to begin production next year for a 2010 release.

Thoughts on a Beverly Hills Cop IV? Can Murphy redeem himself from his onslaught of bad PG13 films? Will Ratner actually make a good film? Can Murphy go back to a hard R, with cursing and sex-riddled jokes? Time will tell!