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Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who’s had a lucrative run with Disney for many years now, has moved on. According to Deadline, the Pirates of The Caribbean producer has signed a deal that would bring his Bruckeimer Films shingle to Paramount with a three-year first-look agreement. The man’s films have grossed over $16 billion over the years, and he’s known for loving “big” movies- ie. blockbusters, tentpoles, action/effects-heavy sagas. His last one, though, didn’t fair so well. The Lone Ranger was a commercial and critical failure for Disney, but it’s unlikely that’s the only reason their relationship ended.
Bruckheimer told Deadline, “I have a lot more freedom than at Disney.” He’s seemingly referring to the fact that Paramount will give him more leg room to set up projects elsewhere, where as his deal with Disney didn’t allow for that. He’s also said »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Jerry Bruckheimer just recently signed a first-look deal with Paramount, and Deadline has learned that the producer's first project with the studio is going to be a new Beverly Hills Cop film, with Brett Ratner directing. Eddie Murphy will be back as Axel Foley, and according to Deadline, the character will be returning to his native Detroit in the fourth film. Ratner was actually attached to a new Beverly Hills Cop movie back in 2008, and was still talking about the film possibly »
- Jesse Giroux
The long-awaited return of Axel Foley has taken a big step towards fruition, with Brett Ratner confirmed to be directing the fourth episode of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Ratner has finally signed on the dotted line some five years after he was first approached to helm the project, with Jerry Bruckheimer also confirmed to produce the sequel. This is just the latest twist and turn in an ongoing saga that had seen Eddie Murphy attempt to get the sequel made as a TV series, before finally returning to the big screen approach. ...
- George Wales
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
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- Gary Collinson
After Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) parted ways, the producer started seeking a new partner. And now comes word that Paramount Pictures is finalizing a three-year first-look deal with Bruckheimer that will begin in April 2014. The first project under the new deal will be the fourth "Beverly Hills Cop" movie that will bring Eddie Murphy back police officer Axel Foley who will return to his Detroit roots. Brett Ratner is attached to direct. Bruckheimer is also developing "Top Gun 2." And while original director, Tony Scott, has passed away, Tom Cruise has already signed on reprise his role. »
Star Eddie Murphy revealed earlier this year that he was attached to reprise his role as wisecracking detective Axel Foley in a fourth instalment of the popular '80s movie series.
It was rumoured in September that Bruckheimer was also poised to return as producer on the movie.
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures and Bruckheimer have signed a three-year first-look deal, beginning in April 2014.
Under the deal, Bruckheimer will produce Beverly Hills Cop 4, while Ratner is attached to direct after he completes his upcoming Hercules.
Hercules finishes shooting in July, while work on a Beverly Hills Cop 4 script is still in process. »
Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer are back in business! He's signed a three-year first-look deal with the studio that will start in April 2014. There are a couple already existing projects that are going to start moving forward, and those include Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4.
Deadline revealed that Brett Ratner is attached to direct the film and will start production on it as soon as he's done with Dwayne Johnson's Hercules movie. Ratner was attached to this project once before, 5 years ago.
Eddie Murphy is officially set to reprise his role as Detroit cop Axel Foley, and according to the report, "Foley will be returning to his Detroit roots." I enjoyed the original Beverly Hills Cop movies, and I hope they go for that R-rated kind of action-comedy again. I'm not a fan of Ratner, but these are the kinds of films he's known for making, »
- Joey Paur
It was also a time when he was a potential Superman in what was then known as "Superman: Flyby," the second attempt to revive Superman following Tim Burton and Nic Cage's "Superman Lives" in the late 1990s.
This incarnation had McG & Brett Ratner directing at different points with at least two scripts by "Alias" and "Felicity" creator J.J. Abrams. It ultimately fell apart once Bryan Singer came onboard and started over with "Superman Returns".
- Garth Franklin
News Glen Chapman 9 Dec 2013 - 06:28
Jerry Bruckheimer's time at Disney is now officially over, with the long-standing deal between the two finally ended. This follows what had largely been a successful period of time, although the financial disappointment of The Lone Ranger this year - not an outright flop, but still an underperformer - may have brought things to a head. It followed one or two other disappointments - Prince Of Persia, The Sorceror's Apprentice - outside of the juggernaut that's been the Pirates Of The Caribbean series.
Bruckheimer is a man still in demand though, and Paramount has now brought the producer back to the studio where he got his start. The pair have inked a three year deal wthat will start with Beverly Hills Cop 4, »
Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner are getting back together. The Tower Heist duo will join forces as Ratner is now attached to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4. The project comes about from a larger overall deal that Jerry Bruckheimer struck with Paramount Pictures yesterday, which also includes the development of Top Gun 2 along with other projects. Projects that Bruckheimer currently has in development with Disney will remain there until they pass on them. Deadline reports that the first project from the new Bruckheimer/Paramount deal will be a new Beverly Hills Cop movie. The fourth movie, which the site describes as "a reboot of one of Bruckheimer and Paramount's biggest successes together" finds Murphy's Detroit cop Axel Foley returning to his Detroit roots....
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After he failed to develop Beverly Hills Cop as a TV show, last we heard, Eddie Murphy had signed up to star in a fourth Bhc movie. According to Deadline, it will be the first project Jerry Bruckheimer will develop under his new deal with Paramount. And it appears that Brett Ratner, who was in talks five years ago to direct, will, in fact, helm the picture, after he wraps Hercules. "Hercules, Hercules, Hercules, Hercules, Hercules, seriously hurry up with it, Beverly Hills is currently copless," Murphy responded. »
- Jesse David Fox
After taking some time to decide where he would sign his new producing deal, Jerry Bruckheimer says a big part of his Paramount choice boiled down to relationships he had established through the years.
“I’ve had a long relationship with Brad Grey going back to when he was a manager and had always worked well with him,” Bruckheimer tells Variety. “We also had a handful of projects in development there like ‘Top Gun 2′and a new ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ as well as selling a pitch called ‘Fake’ so at the end of the day it just made sense.”
Update: Brett Ratner had also been attached going back to when this film first came into development at Paramount but that has also been made official too.
- Justin Kroll
Jerry Bruckheimer has finalized a new three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, with the sequels Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4 among the first projects he plans on getting off the ground. We reported in September that the producer is not renewing his deal with Disney, which expires next year. His deal with Paramount begins in April 2014.
Top Gun 2 has been in development for quite some time, but we haven't heard anything about the sequel since director Tony Scott committed suicide last August. Tom Cruise is attached to star, reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the original Top Gun. Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script last March, but it isn't known if he is still involved.
In 1984, the movie gods gave audiences (among lots of other things): "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Terminator." Both became massive franchises, and both sorta fizzled out. But since no property in Hollywood is ever truly buried, both are being revived. Earlier today word arrived that "Terminator"—in addition to being rebooted into a new trilogy—is now becoming a TV series too, and it looks like Axel Foley will get one more day on the beat as well. "Beverly Hills Cop"—being described as a reboot, not a sequel as was planned for years—is now moving along at Paramount, with Jerry Bruckheimer bringing the project in as part of his new deal after he parted with Disney earlier this year. Eddie Murphy will be back and Brett Ratner is attached to direct the project, with the current plan for him to take it on once he's done with next summer's "Hercules. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jerry Bruckheimer’s move from Disney to Paramount is now official. The prolific producer and Disney decided to part ways after the box office bust of this summer’s The Lone Ranger, on which Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski argued successfully for a budget north of $200 million. Paramount officially announced today that Bruckheimer has finalized a three-year first-look deal with the studio set to begin next April, returning him to the home where he got his start as the producer of films like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, and Days of Thunder. Per Deadline, Bruckheimer’s first film back at Paramount will be the long-developing Beverly Hills Cop 4, which Brett Ratner will direct after he finishes up Hercules. Eddie Murphy is reprising his role and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are penning the screenplay. Additionally, the Top Gun sequel is another priority for the studio, »
- Adam Chitwood
TheWrap reports that Bruckheimer has officially signed a three-year deal with Paramount Pictures. The producer's relationship with Disney -- which yielded "Pearl Harbor," "The Rock," and the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise -- ended in September.
"I will have the freedom and opportunity to make various kinds of pictures, which I didn't have at Disney," he told TheWrap of his decision.
However, Deadline reports that a reboot of "Cop" will likely come first, under director Brett Ratner, »
- Kelly Woo
Adam Sandler throws one heck of a holiday party. The Hollywood funnyman held his annual bash at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, Calif., on Wednesday evening. And considering the lengthy guest list, the evening affair was a regular who's who of Tinsletown! E! News has learned that Demi Moore, Julianne Hough, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Chord Overstreet, Marilyn Manson and Vanilla Ice all made appearances at Sandler's party. But wait! There's more! Bella Thorne, Miles Teller, Brett Ratner, Joey Fatone, Slash, David Spade and the actor's longtime pal Rob Schneider were also there. Now if that's not a motley crew, we don't know what is… A source »
News Simon Brew 4 Dec 2013 - 06:25
Last summer's The Wolverine movie, in spite of a few problems, turned out to be the second most successful X-Men movie to date at the worldwide box office. It's not budged, er, Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand from first place there, but it had a good go.
As such, Fox is already looking for another Wolverine movie, and it's re-recruiting director James Mangold to make it. This hasn't been made official yet, but in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, he's been talking about the last film and the next one.
Recalling his pitch to Fox that landed him The Wolverine job in the first place, Mangold said that "I told them I was interested in making a movie about someone who feels like anyone they love will die, »
Paramount Pictures Australia has closed its Perth office and eliminated the sales function in its Brisbane office, while marketing for South Australia is now being handled out of Victoria.
As a result, seven permanent employees have departed.
Sales for Queensland and Wa are now being handled out of Sydney but the Brisbane office will continue to run marketing in that State. Paramount was the last of the major distributors to maintain an office in Perth.
In October the studio laid off 110 employees globally in areas such as international theatrical and home media distribution, marketing, legal and finance.
Paramount has the smallest release slate of the Hollywood studios, although it has scored at the global box-office this year with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z and Bad Grandpa, »
- Don Groves
The studio had decided two weeks ago to move the U.S. release for the film forward a month to Jan. 10, where the actioner will be the only new wide release. “The Legend of Hercules” is opening six months before Paramount opens “Hercules,” starring Dwayne Johnson.
“The Legend of Hercules” is directed by Renny Harlin from Daniel Giat’s screenplay and will be released in 3D and 2D nationwide. The origins story will track Hercules as he’s betrayed by his king, sold into slavery and fighting for his freedom to return to his true love, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss).
- Dave McNary
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