Beverly Hills Cop 4.
May. 29, 2008
Please, Dear God no. I know we aren't exactly best of friends and I haven't been to church in what seems like an eternity but do I (do we) deserve this kind of punishment? Brett Ratner directing a fourth BEVERLY HILLS cop movie? Seriously? Back in 1994, I went to see a sneak preview of SPEED and afterwards they told us we could stick around and see BEVERLY HILLS COP 3 for free. And to borrow a line from whatever hacky comedian invented it, the ticket was free and I still wanted my money back. It still goes down as one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Now with KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL we've seen how hard it is to make a fourth movie. But that at least had the benefit of Steven Spielberg directing. Apparently Murphy went to Paramount pitching an idea for a fourth installment and suggested Ratner direct. No word on what shenanigans Axel Foley would find himself in this time but the mere thought of it makes my head throb. Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh on BEVERLY HILLS COP 4. Perhaps Ratner will blossom into a modern day James Cameron. Perhaps Eddie Murphy still has something besides NORBIT and MEET DAVE left in his arsenal. Perhaps. But I doubt it.
||Paramount is hoping to begin filming in 2009 for a 2010 release date.