[Movies] Jerry Bruckheimer May Return For Beverly Hills Cop 4 Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.16.2013
He's in talks...
Variety reports that Jerry Bruckheimer is in talks with Paramount to return to the Beverly Hills Cop franchise on the fourth installment. He previously produced the first two films with his late partner Don Simpson, but Bruckheimer wasn't involved in the third film.
Eddie Murphy has been trying to get the film made for some time, and Brett Ratner even offered to direct at one point. Murphy and producer Shawn Ryan worked on a Beverly Hills Cop TV pilot (which Bruckheimer wanted nothing to do with) but CBS passed on it. Murphy then went back to Paramount with an idea for a new film, written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).
Bruckheimer's last production, The Lone Ranger, failed at the box office. Since then he's been working on Bad Boys 3 and Top Gun 2, as long as deals can be made with the right talent. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been pushed back from 2015, but Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp are still hoping to release it in 2016. He is currently working on Screen Gems' Beware the Night.