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When Jerry Bruckheimer becomes the 27th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award on Dec. 12, he follows such filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Al Pacino. But, fittingly, Bruckheimer is the first producer so honored. For while the self-effacing and low-key vet is not one of those producers given to shamelessly tooting his own horn or screaming to underscore his power, for over three decades now he’s racked up hit after hit — earning more than $125 billion worldwide — to emerge as one of the most successful producers Hollywood has ever seen. And he’s just signed a three-year, first-look agreement for theatrical films with Paramount Pictures.
And thanks to such movie and TV franchises as the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “National Treasure,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Amazing Race” and “CSI,” Bruckheimer has also achieved what few other producers ever have — a brand-name awareness with the general public. While highbrow critics »
- Iain Blair
Following on from news we heard earlier this year, in which Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney parted ways following the release of The Lone Ranger, we heard over the weekend that Bruckheimer is closing a three-year first-look deal with Paramount.
Deadline reports that Bruckheimer will enjoy a lot more freedom with the deal, being able to take projects elsewhere if needs be, something he couldn’t do at The Mouse House. He also cites Paramount’s handling of the Brad Pitt-starrer World War Z as one of the things that impressed him about them, juggling the bad press amidst lengthy re-shoots and still coming out well over the top at the box office.
That is something that Disney wasn’t able to do with The Lone Ranger, announcing the need to write down as much as $190m. from losses on the film, which I still maintain has been one of »
- Kenji Lloyd
Finally, a bit of good news for those in favor of arming Eddie Murphy and unleashing him on unaware California residents. Jerry Bruckheimer, the megaproducer behind the Pirates of the Caribbean films and so many Michael Bay productions, has decided upon his new post-Disney partner, and it is Paramount Pictures. Many giganto-huge blockbusters will surely stem from this new partnership, but the first are to be Top Gun 2 and a Beverly Hills Cop reboot. Both have been talked about for years, but now 26 years later we’re finally on track to see an aged Tom Cruise ejecting himself from a series of aircraft — and yes, according to Deadline, both Cruise and Murphy are set to return to these new installments. It’s the same old story. Movie was popular several decades ago. Now it’s being redone. But the difference here is Bruckheimer, who was a producer and major creative force on both the original Top Gun »
- Adam Bellotto
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
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 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.
Following yesterday's news that Jerry Bruckheimer was in talks to return to Paramount Pictures after his longtime first-look deal, it's official. The studio and Bruckheimer made the announcement today with their deal beginning in April of 2014. In addition, the deal also includes details on a new Beverly Hills Cop and also Top Gun 2. Both films will bring back their respective stars Eddie Murphy and Tom Cruise with Bruckheimer producing the two new films which were produced during his early success at Paramount. In addition, Bruckheimer also took one of his Disney projects to his new studio home. Read on! As for Beverly Hills Cop, Deadline says the new film is being called a reboot, but there are no details known at this time. We recently heard that Bruckheimer would produce the new film bringing back Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum »
- Ethan Anderton
Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions are expanding their Terminator franchise to the small screen, with a new TV series that will tie into the upcoming tentatively titled Terminator 5, which is being looked at as a reboot.
Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) have signed on to write the pilot script and executive produce, with Terminator 5 writers Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis also serving as executive producers.
The story will follow a crucial moment from the original 1984 film The Terminator, taking the story in a completely different direction than the movie. The narratives of both the Terminator 5 movie and its subsequent sequels will be designed to intersect with the TV story line at some point in the future. The plan is similar to Marvel's cinematic universe being intertwined with ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but on a much larger scale.
After a number of rumours over the last few weeks, Paramount Pictures and powerhouse producer Jerry Bruckheimer have confirmed they’ve reunited for a first look deal. Earlier this year, it’s thought the commercial failure of The Lone Ranger was the cause of Bruckheimer and Disney parting ways. Now, the iconic producer of Hollywood hit action franchises Beverly Hills Cop, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Bad Boys has returned to his former home. Check out the official press release below:
Hollywood, CA (December 6, 2013) – Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have reached a three-year, first-look agreement for theatrical films that will begin in April 2014. The deal was announced jointly today by Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey and Jerry Bruckheimer, on behalf of Bruckheimer Films.
Bruckheimer’s first picture with the studio under the new deal is targeted to be a new Beverly Hills Cop, which is being written »
- Craig Hunter
Bruckheimer’s first picture with the studio under the new deal is targeted to be a new Beverly Hills Cop, which is being written for Eddie Murphy by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, who together wrote Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In September, Disney and Bruckheimer agreed not renew their first-look deal - after 27 films, earning more than $5.4bn worldwide - when it expires in 2014. The studio and producer will continue working together on projects including the fifth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean.
“Jerry Bruckheimer is one »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
For years I’ve been attempting to write a piece entitled ‘Why Jerry Bruckheimer needs to Ditch Disney’ but it’s never come off. I’m not entirely sure why I never managed to write anything on the subject but now news breaks that Disney and Bruckheimer Films will be parting ways at the end of 2014, it seems like the perfect time to write my reasons for why I think the main man Jerry needs to break free from The Mouse House.
Disney and Bruckheimer Films first got together back in the 1990s with movies including The Ref, Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Coyote Ugly, Pearl Harbor, Bad Company, Veronica Guerin, King Arthur, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Déjà Vu which all fell under the Touchstone Pictures label which is owned by Disney. Because of the success of Touchstone, »
- David Sztypuljak
Before "The Lone Ranger" belly-flopped at the box office this summer, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has overseen everything from "Flashdance" to "The Rock," had made a pretty solid home for himself at Walt Disney Studios, where he produced the "National Treasure" films, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, and less successful one-offs like "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and "G-Force." But with his footing at Disney now seemingly shaky ("Pirates 5" just lost its summer 2015 slot), Bruckheimer is reportedly revisiting some of his older franchises -- which may mean he'll take on "Beverly Hills Cop 4" for Paramount.
Bruckheimer and former producing partner Don Simpson (who passed away from a drug overdose in 1996, a year after Bruckheimer terminated their partnership) produced the first two installments in the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise, starring Eddie Murphy as streetwise cop Axel Foley. The duo stepped away from the franchise for the third movie, »
- Drew Taylor
While the news may come as no surprise, since Bruckheimer and his late producing partner Don Simpson produced the first two installments, Bruckheimer did not participate in the third installment.
Paramount and his reps had no comment.
Par and Murphy have been trying to get the project off the ground for some time, with Brett Ratner throwing his name into the ring to direct at one point.
- Justin Kroll
News Simon Brew 6 Aug 2013 - 06:26
In the UK to promote The Lone Ranger, we managed to snag quarter of an hour in the company of producer Jerry Bruckheimer a week or two back. And he confirmed to us that plans remain afoot for further sequels to one or two of his most popular franchises.
It's no secret that Top Gun 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 are films Bruckheimer is pressing ahead with. But, after confirming to us that he's nothing at all to do with Beverly Hills Cop 4, he revealed that he's still working at getting National Treasure 3 up and running.
Have you been clamoring for a Heat sequel? Not really, but then everything else has a sequel, why not Heat? Val Kilmer for one thinks it could be pretty cool and he has a unique idea about the direction to take it in.
Here’s my pitch. You remember Natalie Portman in it? She’s Pacino’s adopted daughter, so she comes home and says, ‘Daddy, daddy, I want you to meet my fiancé.’ And it’s me. He’s retired and I come to Chicago where he’s retired back to and I’m going to torture him, and then I’m going to kill him.
Holy hell. First we have some Val Kilmer/Natalia Portman action, then we’ll have some pretty intense violence. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
You might have noticed that Christopher McQuarrie’s name keeps popping up of late, between the Oscar-winner writing and directing last year’s moderately successful Jack Reacher adaptation – starring Tom Cruise – and contributing to the script for director Bryan Singer’s fairy tale blockbuster Jack the Giant Slayer (which may go down as a John Carter-sized box office disappointment).
That’s in addition to McQuarrie being responsible for the first script draft on next month’s X-Men installment The Wolverine - back when Darren Aronofsky was going to direct - and him having lent a helping hand to development on Top Gun 2 and Mission: Impossible 5 (the latter of which McQuarrie is lined up ...
- Sandy Schaefer
If Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer ever get Paramount to make "Top Gun 2," Val Kilmer would love to be involved. The actor discussed the possibility of returning as Iceman in the long-gestating sequel while appearing on Larry King's Hulu program, "Larry King Now." Also read: Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide "I think it wouldn't be that difficult to maintain the spirit of it," Kilmer said after acknowledging that both director Tony Scott and Bruckheimer's producing partner, Don Simpson, have died since "Top Gun" was released in 1986. "Tony was »
- Greg Gilman
The Lone Ranger arrives in theaters next weekend and producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the cast have been taking part in a worldwide press tour to promote the film. Indiewire got a chance to sit with Bruckheimer to chat about the film and during the course of the conversation, the uberproducer began to chat about a couple of sequels we've been hearing get buzzed about – Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Top Gun 2. Here's just some of what Bruckheimer had to say. You can read the full write-up over on the Playlist. Recently, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 locked in their directors. Unlike the first four movies, neither Lone Ranger director Gore Verbinski nor On Stranger Tides' Rob Marshall will be helming the project. Instead, it's these guys: Ok, right, so who are...
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