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.


ferninand raddichio said...

i don't quite think you're giving this a fair chance. i mean, you remember that lethal weapon 4 didn't do all that bad, right? and glover and gibson were well past their primes at that point.

Ben Pearson said...

I happen to like Lethal Weapon 4.

Did Brett Ratner direct Lethal Weapon 4? I didn't think so. I'll take Richard Donner over Ratner any day of the week.

Boze said...

The Patriot, What Women Want, Signs and directing POTC after... LW4 I'd say Gibson wasnt past his prime... those are some of his most defining roles