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Taggart back in Cop 4?

Oct. 17, 2009by: Tony Lang

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UPDATE: An inside source tells us the film is currently on hold for at least a year while Ratner & Murphy get another project off the ground (a comedy apparently set at the Trump Towers). Producers are still hunting for a script, but bringing Taggart & Rosewood back is a definite. Also mentions that Rat & Murph want Chris Rock involved. Make of that what you will.

 

You know its a frigginly slow news week when Brett Ratner makes the headlines TWICE in the same week! Although to be fair this one's about a Ratner film, and one I'm still not exactly sure I want to see. Especially after the spectacular pile of feces that was BEVERLY HILLS COP 3. I'm no screenwriter but I'm pretty sure my kids could eat Alphabits and crap out a better script!

According to the folks of Moviehole, Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura wants the impending 4th film to be good, as opposed to "not good" I guess, and aims to have Rosewood and Taggart back together to achieve it. The studio is apparently courting actor John Ashton to come back besides Judge Reinhold after sitting out part 3 because of scheduling conflict, which in Hollywood terms means he wanted to preserve his dignity.

Brett Ratner doing it AND Eddie Murphy's last 15 years worth of films might be a put off, but Taggart is da man, and the script is apparently not an attempt at creating an Axel Foley script but an original story of police corruption bought and adapted for the franchise, which means it probably IS original, and that at least sounds good to me so far. Who here feels it's worth giving a try?

Extra Tidbit: I was stoked to see Ashton in GONE BABY GONE, and in such great shape! That guy deserves much more work than he's been getting these last few years.
Source: Moviehole

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1:06AM on 10/19/2009
They should just restart the franchise.
I'm sure Eddie could still be the main character.
They should just restart the franchise.
I'm sure Eddie could still be the main character.
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10:30PM on 10/18/2009

No Ratner!

I said it once and I'll say it again. Michael Bay is the one who needs to be directing this film. I mean look what he did for the Bad Boys films! Bad Boys 2 was awesome!! I just don't trust Ratner to do a good job. Rush hour 1 and 2 were funny, but 3 fell flat. X Men 3 was alright, but could have been better. Anyone else agree?
I said it once and I'll say it again. Michael Bay is the one who needs to be directing this film. I mean look what he did for the Bad Boys films! Bad Boys 2 was awesome!! I just don't trust Ratner to do a good job. Rush hour 1 and 2 were funny, but 3 fell flat. X Men 3 was alright, but could have been better. Anyone else agree?
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3:56PM on 10/18/2009
The only good movie Ratner made was Rush Hour, the sequel was basically the exact same. X-men 3...........just no.
The only good movie Ratner made was Rush Hour, the sequel was basically the exact same. X-men 3...........just no.
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1:05AM on 10/17/2009

Excuse Me!!!

Can we please get a review page for WTWTA. There are more enticing things to discuss about.
Can we please get a review page for WTWTA. There are more enticing things to discuss about.
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12:56AM on 10/17/2009
bring back Damon Wayans as the effeminate Banana vendor!
bring back Damon Wayans as the effeminate Banana vendor!
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5:17PM on 10/16/2009

that whole story

I was trying to remember what Taggart was just in. Thanks tidbit for saving me a trip to wikipedia.
I was trying to remember what Taggart was just in. Thanks tidbit for saving me a trip to wikipedia.
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2:13PM on 10/16/2009

They should go with this plotline -

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12:19PM on 10/16/2009

Taggart = Good call

I am sort of looking forward to this movie as well. Call it nostalgia, wishfull thinking, etc. I hope it'll at least be a solid film.
I am sort of looking forward to this movie as well. Call it nostalgia, wishfull thinking, etc. I hope it'll at least be a solid film.
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12:12PM on 10/16/2009

Rosewood and Taggart

I def want another Beverly Hills Cop movie, to wash out the bad taste of BHC 3, and even though I dont know if I want Brett Ratner, ehhhh. If you can get the group back with a good script..then go for it.
I def want another Beverly Hills Cop movie, to wash out the bad taste of BHC 3, and even though I dont know if I want Brett Ratner, ehhhh. If you can get the group back with a good script..then go for it.
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9:33AM on 10/16/2009
I think the Rosewood and Taggart angle was the best part of the Beverly Hills franchise. Sure there's Eddie Murphy doing his thing, but even he could play it pretty straight until he's saddled with these do-gooders.
I think the Rosewood and Taggart angle was the best part of the Beverly Hills franchise. Sure there's Eddie Murphy doing his thing, but even he could play it pretty straight until he's saddled with these do-gooders.
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8:40AM on 10/16/2009

Jack, nothing personal ...

but fuck off ...

Midnight Run rules.
but fuck off ...

Midnight Run rules.
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7:56AM on 10/16/2009

I'm definitely up for giving it the benefit of the doubt.

I want to hear Eddie Murphy saying the word “fuck” again, simple as that.

I'm still scratching my head over his departure from Bill Condon's Richard Pryor film. I think Marlon Wayans will do an excellent job, but it would have been a very clever move on Murphy's part to take the role. Can you imagine Marlon Wayans being nominated for an Oscar? Could we actually live in a universe where that is possible?

Furthermore, as much as I detest X-MEN 3 the blame for that film's lack of quality
I want to hear Eddie Murphy saying the word “fuck” again, simple as that.

I'm still scratching my head over his departure from Bill Condon's Richard Pryor film. I think Marlon Wayans will do an excellent job, but it would have been a very clever move on Murphy's part to take the role. Can you imagine Marlon Wayans being nominated for an Oscar? Could we actually live in a universe where that is possible?

Furthermore, as much as I detest X-MEN 3 the blame for that film's lack of quality can't solely be placed on the director. If Fox hadn't rushed the film through production a lot of work could have been done to better the script and, by extension, the final film. In fact, didn't Matthew Vaughn leave the production because he knew a quality product couldn't be made in the time frame that Fox was demanding?

Ratner was just willing to hit the ground running and not look back – which isn’t a good thing, but the point remains that no director could have saved that film without more time.

I love RED DRAGON, I enjoyed the first two RUSH HOUR films and I’m not so invested in BEVERELY HILLS COP that my worry outweighs my hope for a good Eddie Murphy film.
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5:34AM on 10/16/2009

Script Phooey

You know what WAS also an original story of police corruption? Rush Hour 2. There's no way this movie can be anything than cheese with a high gloss finish chucked full of 11 different kinds of audience pandering.
You know what WAS also an original story of police corruption? Rush Hour 2. There's no way this movie can be anything than cheese with a high gloss finish chucked full of 11 different kinds of audience pandering.
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5:11AM on 10/16/2009
If they can get those 3 back together for this then I'm in.
If they can get those 3 back together for this then I'm in.
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4:33AM on 10/16/2009

I'm in!

Just as long as I don't fall for the banana in the tail pipe ...
Just as long as I don't fall for the banana in the tail pipe ...
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