Thursday, May 29, 2008
Beverly Hills Cop 4
Just as I was thinking these reboots were on the downswing after hearing that Back to the Future 4 isn't happening, word comes from Variety today that Paramount has greenlit Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Eddie Murphy is coming back to star.
The best part? It's being directed by (get ready for it!) Brett Ratner. No, I'm not joking.
What's pathetic about this whole situation (aside from Ratner's involvement) is that Eddie Murphy has gotten to the point in his career where he had to approach the studio to ask if they could revive this franchise. Everything he's done in the past 10 or so years (except Shrek) has been AWFUL. I'm not making that up, either - Murphy himself went to Paramount and asked them to do this. Of course, being a money-hungry film studio, they agreed without thinking of the ramifications. God knows we'll see how horrible this turns out in 2010 when it gets released.