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Brett Ratner To Direct BEVERLY HILLS COP 4??!

I am – Hercules!!
Will Brett Ratner bring some of that “Rush Hour” magic to a new Axel Foley adventure? That appears to be the plan, according to tomorrow morning’s Daily Variety. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who brought us "Transformers," is producing. Paramount is aiming for a summer 2010 release. Read all of Variety's story on “Beverly Hills Cop 4” here. Martin Brest: Tony Scott: John Landis: I just got off the phone with a Detective Todd in Detroit, and he says if you're out here investigating the Tandino murder, you needn't bother coming back.

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  • May 28, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Kill Me Now

    by Aquatarkusman

    That is all.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I'm far more concerned...

    by LoopyDAVE76

    ...that the movie will be a watered-down, PG-13 shitfest.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    AICN - Give Ratner a break!

    by Shadowhawk

    I know everyone else here hates him, but Ive always enjoyed his movies quite a bit, and think this would be a perfect match for him!

  • May 28, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by jingle_balls

    Ratner directing a Sequel, where does he get the time to come up with such original ideas. Who thinks that Axle will be a family friendly wise-cracker who dosent swear at all??? I hear Judge Reinhold's agent jumping with joy right now.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by eoneon

    i smell sniff sniff sniff train wreck box office flop!!!

  • May 28, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST


    by fort9er

    Paramount must have fallen for the banana in the tailpipe trick!

  • May 28, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MICHEAL BAY!!!!!!!!!!

    by eric haislar

    Where still doing that right? Oh and Ratner can blow me.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST


    by jingle_balls

    You know it is gonna happen, if the Terminator is gonna be pg-13, there is bugger all chance that Beverly Hills Cop will be a R.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    I think I just sharted.

    by Babba-Booey

    Nope. False alarm, but now my tummy is queezy.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    If this gets him off 'Playboy' than great.

    by wilsonfisk89

    Because the film might have a chance with Downey Jr. and a decent director. Hefner is the American Dream, and his story deserves to be told by a talented, visionary director, not the walking hack punchline that is Brett Ratner.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by The Marquis de Side 3

    gotta love that Conan dog! ruff! =0p

  • May 28, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Wow, you think they can't come up with horrible ideas

    by silvap

    and still, they surprise you, all the time

  • May 28, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    This is exactly what Brett Ratner should be doing...

    by blackmantis

    ...instead of messing up perfectly good franchises like X-Men. I hope he makes shitty action comedies starring annoying black comedians for the rest of his life and stays far away from potentially good material.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Has Ratner ever done a children's film?

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Cause that's all Murphy does these days. Court ordered I think, after his days as a transsexual taxi service.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    "Brett Ratner To Direct BEVERLY HILLS COP 4"

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Everything that's wrong with Hollywood is completely summed up in that one title

  • May 28, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    That actually does sound like a good match.

    by tonagan

    Damn, now I can't say anything snarky.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Cop 4 - Thank God!

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Now we'll finally get the answers left over after Parts 1, 2 and 3.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Even Bruckheimer wants no part of this!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Maybe it's just me, but I find it somewhat telling that even Jerry Bruckheimer, who profited so much by producing the original films, doesn't even want to be involved in this resuscitation. Then again, I guess I could try to look on the bright side. This couldn't POSSIBLY be worse than Beverly Hills Cop 3 was because -- Wow! -- what an utter shitfest THAT was!<p>BEVERLY HILLS COP was fun and fresh for it's time and it certainly capitalized on Eddie Murphy at JUST the right moment in his career, there's no question about that. The only problem was COP 2 then suffered from classic sequelitis of being TOO overblown ("We need even MORE gunfights this time!") and repeating TOO many of the exact same beats and lines as the first ("They loved it before, they'll love it again!") And then along came the third one which just felt like everyone was going through the motions for a quick paycheck, though worst of all it felt like they weren't even TRYING to make it good.<p>Frankly, on paper and given the way that Hollywood suits tend to think, the idea of turning over the COP franchise (if we can call it that) to RUSH HOUR Ratner seems somewhat logical. I'm sure right now there's a delusional studio exec popping open a bottle of champagne and saying, "This is gonna be gold, baby! GOLD!" Well, drink up, buddy. Because when this comes out and bombs, you'll be needing a good stiff drink when you see the box office returns and realize that no one gives a shit about this or is dying to see it brought back.

  • May 28, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Flames on Axel Foley

    by AvonBarksdale

    Maybe Ratner can team up Eddie Murphy with Jet Li on this one. Keep that Rush Hour vibe going :)

  • May 28, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by argonaught

    This will be more like rush hour... What happened to you Eddie?

  • May 28, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH!!!

    by Wilclas

    No, wait...

  • May 28, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by Crow3711

    This is literally the type of story of that is a joke within itself. Has Ratner ever directed anything that wasn't a sequel or piece of a franchise? How do they take themselves seriously?

  • May 28, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy has no edge left to him

    by TVguy4566

    A kid friendly Axel Foley? No thanks!<br><br> Beverly Hills Cop 3 was the equivalent of Live Free or Die Hard. Both were just watered down versions of the original characters to appeal to wider audiences. Eventhough BHC3 got an R rating, it was a very soft R. <br><br> But even back in 1994, Murphy was more cutting edge than he is today. I think Tim Allen has more cutting edge comedy to him these days. <br><br> Since Ratner will helm, he might as well replace Murphy with Chris Tucker. Tucker is annoying and talentless, but he is a world class comedian compared to the 2008 version of Eddie Murphy. Murphy has been phoning it in since the 90s if you don't count the Shrek films and Dreamgirls.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Disney own Eddie Murphy™?

    by br1947

    Maybe this one will focus on Axel Foley's brother, played by Charlie Murphy? Buddy pic w/ Dave Chappelle? Because I just can't see Eddie doing anything R rated anymore, too many kid's flicks. On second thought, let's just leave BHC alone, no more sequels... please?

  • May 28, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Is there a sequel Ratner wouldn't do?

    by hegele

    stop trying to convince the public you were involved in anything original.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    what is the difference between boll and the ratt

    by bacci40

    the ratt is givin larger budgets to put out shit....pollack is dead, yet the ratt lives on to make more money cranking out shit...there is no god

  • May 28, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by sleepyvillain

  • May 28, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with the entire world...

    by JimCurry

    It doesn't give a fuck.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills cop nuked the fridge with part III.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    What a steaming pile of shit that was.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Cop 4 : Transvestite Investigator

    by EbertsFatThumb

    His new catch phrase will be "You are going down!"

  • May 28, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    don't give me this "nuked the fridge" shit

    by JimCurry


  • May 28, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Hack Job

    by tygrus2000

    Ratner would desicrate any series if he can keep working in hollywood, but glad its being done on this forgotten series. It was never that good anyway. Keep the A+ material away from this guy.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck YES! Those movies suck anyways.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • May 28, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    fucking perfect.

    by samsquanch

    ugh. Maybe Rambo 4 should use that jeep turret to turn Beverly Hills Cop 4 into so much pink paste.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The three most important factors will be...

    by Doc_McCoy

    1) They have to get the screenplay right. It has to be ballsy, it has to be able to strike the right balance between intense and funny (not just be a super silly comedy like BHC3), and it absolutely has to be R-rated. 2) Eddie Murphy hasn't starred in a good movie since COMING TO AMERICA twenty years ago. In most movies he's done since then, his performance has paled in comparison to what he was doing in the 80s... he lost his artistic hunger, he stopped doing drugs, he got rich and lost touch... I don't know. But the question of whether or not Eddie can rise to the challenge and give us one more inspired performance as Axel Foley is of utmost importance. And 3) Yes, Ratner is generally a hack, but he is not entirely talentless and I wouldn't say that his involvement automatically means this movie will be a disaster. The questions is can Ratner mimic the tone of the first and - to a lesser degree -- second BHC films? If he aims to give it the poppy tone of a RUSH HOUR movie then BHC4 will be doomed from the get-go.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Judge Reinhold Gotta Eat

    by bgeek

  • May 28, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Calm down Ratner haters!

    by depalma25

    God damn, you guys act as if the remake to Casablanca had just been handed over to Renny Harlin. The movies, aside from funny scenes where Murphy was improving anyway (hotel scene in the first one, maybe restaruant scene in the second), the series was drivel. Ratner's films do well. Now that's not an endorsement mind you. I mean, everyone eats at Olive Garden, that doesn't make it good Italian food. X-Men 3 was the biggest money maker of the trilogy. Red Dragon made it's money back, the Rush Hour films are gold mines (that expode shit)but...fuck it, i don't even have a point. BHC4 will be mediocre to good, probably make a shitload of money, and the Ratner hating will continue. He meanwhile, will dance under his disco ball all the way to the bank. Suckers!

  • May 28, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    will this one be rated pg?

    by chainsaw1974

    wasn't the 3rd one pg?

  • May 28, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    As much as I hate to admit it

    by alynch3

    This is the type of movie Ratner should be making. Lightweight action-comedies are the only thing that fits this guy's skillset.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay movies only work

    by TVguy4566

    when the actors rise above the material (The Rock, the first Bad Boys). Otherwise, his movies are mundane with style over any substance whatsoever (the second Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, The Island). <br><br> Eddie Murphy has been on cruise control for years. I can't see him doing what Will Smith did in the first Bad Boys, Nicholas Cage did in the Rock, or even Bruce Willis did in Armegeddon to make a flimsy script with plot holes the size of the Grande Canyon somewhat enjoyable. Maybe 10 years ago, but I don't think he has it in him today.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    If the music isn't good...

    by Fred

    ...Howard Hawks couldn't make this work.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Ratner magic?

    by Sledge Hammer

    So it'll be pg-13 pussified shit just like the last one all over again? Damn. Guess that fuckin' Foley's not in here after all...

  • May 28, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy

    by Short Round

    Has been horse shit for years. Regardless of the director, BHC IV will suck ass, just like the third one did. Indy IV > BHC IV. No time for love, Dr. Jones!

  • May 28, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    WTF Ratner?

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Its not enough to kill mediocre movie stars you try to kill a top star who is trying to make a comeback...Fuck you Bret Ratner. The only thing you ever did that was worth a damn was a bit cameo in Entourage.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Aren't there any NEW ideas out there?

    by abovo

    Has the current generation's scriptwriters been so raised on TV that the only thing they can write are remakes?

  • May 28, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by kafka07

    awesomely horrible

  • May 28, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Ratner & Murphy are made for each other.


    This is perfect, as I can now kill two birds with one stone... that is, avoiding a Ratner movie and a Murphy movie in one fell swoop.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by Kevin Bosch

    This is awesome. Don't get me wrong, I don't like Ratner as a filmmaker. This is exactly the type of movie he should be kept busy making. Something that doesn't matter, that has been completely screwed up already. Keep him away from any potential good properties. If anything, this shows that Ratner is growing as a filmmaker. He's gone from making the third part of abandoned franchises to making the forth part of abandoned franchises. The idea of Bret Ratner directing Beverly Hills Cop 4 is so quintessential Hollywood, this is what the forth movie should be about. Axel Foley returns to California to oversee a film being made about his life, directed by Bret Ratner.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Would Murphy fall for the banana in the tailpile trick today?

    by TVguy4566

  • May 28, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST


    by Sledge Hammer

    I believe that's what he got arrested for in the 90's...

  • May 28, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    If you are gonna do it, do it RIGHT!!!!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    This project has been whispered about for years. There were rumours that Tarantino was involved. I got excited at that thought. After all, Tarantino breathed new life into the career of Travolta. I'm dissapointed that the studios aren't gonna do this right, which was my worse fear. Next announcement will be that they are hiring a no-name to do the script.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    deal with it!!!!

    by merricks15yearoldson

    hollywood is fucking lame now, everything classic trilogy or whatnot is now being made with shitty directors and writers because they mre or less can't come up with original shit (for the mostpart!). And you know what, their target audience is too yound to appreciate a great 80's movie, so they don't understand why these movies out now suck and think they're 10x better than the sucks...make a comedy with Will Farell about gas at $18 a gallon in the year 2021 and it will make millions

  • May 28, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    by Groothewarrior

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    by Groothewarrior

  • May 28, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    pointless unless aimed at middle-agers

    by Adelai Niska

    Unlike Indy or Transformers or Rocky or Rambo, youngins have no interest in beverly hills cop. I haven't seen any of the first 3, and I doubt if my friends have even heard of them. Sweet keyboard song, though.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    The perfect sort of crap for Ratner

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Keep him busy with this sort of shite rather than any promising material.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I didn't read the talkback yet

    by Thrillho77

    but did anybody say "Judge Reinhold gotta eat!" yet? <p> awww....they about: <p> My name is Judge! Judge, my name? Is.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    AICN give Ratner a break???

    by warsinthesun

    If anything, AICN needs to throw some hate towards a few other directors as well. Why Ratner and not ________???

  • May 28, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    i disbelieve Murphy playing a tough cop from the ghetto of detro

    by Groothewarrior

    hes more believable as fat black woman from now on why does hollywood keep throwing this tripe at us???

  • May 28, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner To Direct BEVERLY HILLS COP 4??!

    by smackfu

    lewl. At least Ratt finally found a project he can soil freely without anyone complaining about their favorite franchise being ruined. Hopefully this will come to be in time to bail out Judge Reinhold's mortgage.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    PG-13 Garbage in the making....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    I say, if Hollywood really wants to twist this Franchise up. Have Sly Stallone direct this. Afterall, Beverly Hills Cops was initially written for Stallone before Murphy eventually came along. Stallone is really coming into his own as a filmaker lately. You know, never mind, I would rather see RAMBO 5.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Sledge Hammer

    by TVguy4566

    I thought that was the banana up the skirt trick that got him arrested.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by TattooedBillionaire

    I never thought I'd see the day we would be getting a fourth movie in this franchise. Yes, I knew about the rumors, but I didn't think anyone would have the guts to make a film that is destined to bomb. I'm glad they're doing it, though. I want Ratner making movies like this and staying away from anything with potential.

  • May 28, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    "Rush Hour 2" was a lot of fun...

    by JackBauer@CTU

    better than the first, but "Rush Hour 3" was HORRI-FUCKIN'-BLE! But, like a lot of people here seem to think, this is probably the perfect vehicle for him. Just as long as they bring back Rosewood, Taggart, and Bogomil. And, yes, (shudder, shudder)...even Paul Reiser. And for me, more so than "Batman & Robin" (which I find funny unintentionally); more so than "Speed 2: Cruise Control" (just barely); more so than "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace", I CONSIDER "BEVERLY HILLS COP III" TO BE THE ASBOLUTE WORST SEQUEL OF ALL TIME!!!

  • May 28, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by JimboTHC

    Really this blows

  • May 28, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Film BHC 4 and BHC 5 at the same time!

    by thebearovingian

    Why not?!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    New casting!

    by epitone

    This just in: Chris Tucker and Martin Lawrence starring; Verne Troyer to play villain. YOU'LL PAY FOR THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU'LL ONLY USE THE EDGE!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure.....

    by Loosejerk

    I either walked out of BHC3...or REALLY wanted to. The only movie I definitely walked out on was Dick Tracy.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Here's my story pitch....

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Axel is no longer a cop. He, Taggart and Rosewood own a private detective agency. Bogomil is a silent partner and still a cop. They're working on a case involving corporate money laundering. Rosewood is killed 15 minutes into the film. Taggart is killed shortly afterwards. Axel needs to solve the case and bring his friend's killers to justice. Bogomil works the case from the police department. There is an international connection that brings Axel overseas somewhere to settle things.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    This is the kind of shit that makes me...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    want to fucking burn cinema down. Honestly, don't mean to be a bleeding heart on a movie fanboy site (Lord knows I'm a fanboy), but good God, really? Does the world really need a bunch of rich fucks pouring money into a completely unnecessary sequel in a failed franchise?

  • May 29, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy SUCKS ASS and we all know

    by Proman1984

    this is because of Indy 4 excpet it won't be naywhere close as good or successful.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Ratner's last chance

    by Cobb05

    I hate Ratner with a passion. He's only made 3 films worth watching more than once (money Talks, Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2), Rush Hour 3 shows exactly who he is? It was watered down, 90 minutes and had no plot or good villians. All he cares about his a paycheck. Rush Hour 3 was so poorly thrown together. And the reason it was 90 minutes, was so it could be shown more times in a day and make more money. All he cares about is if his movies make money. I mean he took Red Dragon cause it was a garanteed hit and same with X3. And now he's doing it with Beverly Hills Cop. Now we know he's a huge Eddie Murphy fan, so I hope this film will push him to make more than just cash. I mean its going to make money. Lots of it. But he needs to work with the fans. We want an R rated movie. Look how bad Cop 3 did, trying to be more family friendly. Eddie needs a movie that has some balls. I mean he's gotta be sick doing all these fluff movies. Throw us a bone and make a "raw" film. Curse a little. Let the old Eddie out. If Ratner screws this up, I am boycotting him. I'll never watch anything he does again. I mean he's never made an original film before and I doubt he ever will, but make a good one. I mean whoever is producing this needs to really step up and and Eddie needs to step up too and make a kick ass movie. No over the top action. Axle Foley isn't a superhero. We want a fun, kick ass movie, Like the first two Cop movies. This is a chance for fans to respect you some Ratner. Don't blow it.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST


    by Cobb05

    Get George Gallo on the phone now Ratner and have him write the script. I would say Shane Black, but I think he's only writing for himself now. Maybe throw Chris Tucker in there as the villian. And for God's sake, NO AXLE JR. If you hear Nick Cannon or Usher are going to play Axle's son, I say we hunt down Ratner and kick the shit out of him.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    While we are at it...

    by Roketopunch

    Let's get McG to do a sequel to Hudson Hawk.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Tony Scott sucks so bad that words escape me!

    by Quake II

    I remember thinking Beverly Hills Cop 2 was weird when I saw it. Like it was just way too fast and chaotic. And I was like 19 when it came out. I was a huge fan of the first B.H. Cop and was stunned at how shitty the sequel was. Even though it was just a quick cash-in, Cop 3 was a much better film than part 2.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    And George Lucas was in B.H. Cop III

    by Quake II

    playing the angry tourist! John Landis loves putting directors in all of his films. Funny how Eddie Murphy swore he would never work with John Landis again after Coming To America....Then Paramount wanted another Beverly Hills Cop movie and showed him the money....

  • May 29, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I looked at Kurt Russell and he wasn't laughing!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    But, no matter how much this supposedly train wreck will suck - it still will be more entertaining than SPEED RACER.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Where's my Fletch sequel

    by Aphex Twin

  • May 29, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Damn enter button

    by Aphex Twin

    Anyway where is it? Chevy Chase needs to eat too!

  • May 29, 2008, 1 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    Ratner was given a shit script, a tiny budget, actors who phoned in performances, and NO TIME. He turned in a competent, if a little uninspired SECOND SEQUEL. As far as I'm concerned, he did a pretty good job.<P> And "Superman Returns" proved that Bryan Singer GOT LUCKY with X-Men 2.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    All Bourne are PG-13

    by theplant

    What's the problem with a rating ? Watered down have nothing to do with the rating, and everything to do with the incompetence of the filmmakers.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Hey, I'd rather watch a Brett Ratner film...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    ...Than anything by Roland Emmerich, Stephen Sommers, Tony Scott (True Romance excepted), Michael Bay or that French guy who put me through two-and-a-half-hours of torture with The Secret of The Grain. Just because he won't give Harry a set tour and buffet ticket, this site's been hating on him for ages. It's petty bullshit and Ratner doesn't deserve the level of venom this site regularly spits at him

  • May 29, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    I Have Two Words For This Production...Charlie Murphy!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Charlie is the man and should star in this movie with Eddie as Axel Foley's brother. A well known street criminal with a military background, he must help his brother with a case when both are targeted by a ruthless criminal. That's my story treatment...if you guys at the studio want to buy me!!!

  • May 29, 2008, 1:17 a.m. CST

    how does this guy?

    by vestaxwax

    keep getting work?

  • May 29, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    a good fit

    by m_reporter

    A hack director for a hack franchise

  • May 29, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Thank God!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Now he's at work fucking up a franchise nobody gives a shit about anymore, this is great news! Now this means he can't get his blands on good properties for a little while. Fat Hack Fuck!

  • May 29, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST


    by bacci40

    i take it you havent seen indy heathen bastard...begone

  • May 29, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Make 3 more Ratner!

    by andrew coleman

    He won't do it that pussy. This is good news because who cares about this movie at least Ratner won't go ruin some other movie. Ok seriously Ratner is one the worst out there. X3 might of had a shit script but it also had no feeling it in with direction just scene after scene. Also battle scenes are always loosely written so that lame battle was his fault. But hey if he's busy working with this movie that is fine with me.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Sorry I loved Xmen 3. So yeah this is great news.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Go on bring the fucking hate I don't care. Xmen 3 was awesome.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Brett Ratner is GOD -- BOW BEFORE HIM!

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    We never had any say in the matter -- Ratner will from this point on direct sequels to all of our most cherished (and not so cherished, but still enjoyable) movies. The next Matrix? The sequels to the original Star Wars trilogy? The Hobbit? All shall be directed by The Rat. BRETT RATNER RULES US ALL. ACCEPT IT!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Ratner is a massive upgrade from Landis.

    by Rev. Slappy

    The Blues Brothers was on cable just last night. The direction is so pedestrian.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by Wogga Wogga

    Ratner sucks producer cock like there's no tomorrow! Yey!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Thank goodness time travel doesn't exist (yet).

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Because if time travel was possible, Ratner would probably go back to the prehistoric era to ruin the dominant artform that entertained mankind back then -- cave paintings.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST

    I think Ratners a good choice

    by mr.brownstone

    for this series, but you just know it's gonna be watered down PG-13. I pray they do it hard R style. Maybe if Tropic Thunder performs they will see the error of their PG-13 gays... i mean ways.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Did someone just slag off The Blues Brothers?

    by Chicken Thunder

    What is the world coming to!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Ellis Dewald!

    by merricks14yearoldson

    Any Beverly Hills Cop 3 fans here? I love Hector Ellizondo as fake Taggert.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Taggard gotta eat

    by _SnakePlissken_

  • May 29, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by Redfive!


  • May 29, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST


    by Clarence Bodiker

    Does this somehow matter in the slightest? Are we not so over the BHC phenomenon - or for that matter, the Eddie Murphy phenomenon - that this news should simply not matter? Cool? It ain't.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Brett Ratner has '70's MISSILE TITS'

    by The Goon

  • May 29, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    DON'T THINK AXEL..........

    by ChiefRoberts


  • May 29, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    The Hack Pack Strikes Back!!!!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    'The studio canvassed a number of directors before choosing Ratner.' Wow, how bad were those other directors?

  • May 29, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST

    It's a match made in heaven!!

    by HoichiTheEarless

    No seriously, this is perfect for Ratner and Ratner is perfect for it. No expectations or delusion that it'll be worth crap either way. And remember, every project that Ratner decides to do that isn't the live action Samurai Jack film he's still got the rights to, is another year or so that Jack survives without getting molested by the sheer vapid power of Ratner's complete lack of style, skill or originality.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    I didn't slag off the entire movie,

    by Rev. Slappy

    just Landis' direction of it, which is really flat. The Shake a Tail Feather sequence is what a Kevin Smith-directed musical might look like.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    This is actually about Ratner's level

    by Steve Rogers

    Shame it will be some PG-13, no profanity bullshit film. Eddie Murphy lost it years ago.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    If this means we get Eddie back in F-bombing action

    by Evil Hobbit

    then hell yeah! Bring it on. We need Eddie to be a badass again. What better way to start then with a new film about the foulmouthed cop!

  • May 29, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Things BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 needs:

    by palimpsest

    a) Ronny Cox b) John Ashton c) a filthy Shane Black script d) Martin Brest directing - after GIGLI he needs the work, face it, though both COP I and MIDNIGHT RUN show he can direct the shit out of this stuff. Things we can live without: a) Bronson Pinchot.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by hoisin

    and what film could better te awesome Beverly Hills Cop 3?!

  • May 29, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Will axl get it on with a tranny hooker?

    by hoisin

    that, I WOULD watch.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Cops 3 is one of the worst films ever made

    by zapano

    Actually i think it was the first film whereby i began to use my critical faculties and not just like anything i went to see. Come to think of it wasn't Lucas in it? Christ, Lucas must have made a pact with the devil whereby everything he did up until the end of the 1980s turned to gold, but as a price he would turn to shit anything he was involved in thereafter

  • May 29, 2008, 4 a.m. CST

    Ratner supporters...

    by half vader

    gotta eat!

  • May 29, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by palimpsest

    This dates the Lucas Shitfest Era to at least 1986, depending on your affection/otherwise for LAST CRUSADE...

  • May 29, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by T-shirts-n-Tits

    Oh God, it's Ratner. Some guys deserve the last names they're given. I get all synonomous when I hear his name. Ratner = junk.

  • May 29, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST

    I Loved Red Dragon

    by T-shirts-n-Tits

    I'm conflicted, aye. Mental, mayhaps.

  • May 29, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Rev. Slappy

    by mr.brownstone

    You don't get Landis. At all.

  • May 29, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    it could be worse...

    by cifra

    ... if at least it was a good franchise. 1 - **** . 2 - ** 1/2. 3 - 1/2 * (all out of five stars). Ratner at least make consistently mediocre but entertaining movies, which would be an improvement over both precedent sequels.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Ratner bashing

    by Cobb05

    I bash Ratner because he obviously has talent and doesn't use it to the best of his ability. He talks about being a movie fan and loved watching all these movies growing up, but he would rather put a souless piece of shit on screen and make more money, then take a risk or two and make a good film and it doesn't make $100. He's too safe. He makes PG-13 fluff and he thinks because his films make money, he's doing a good job. I'm sorry, but he totally phoned in Rush Hour 3. That movie was total crap. It was careless and a rush job. So he took his own franchine and pissed it away. And I'm sorry, but he made the movie 90 minutes in order to have it play more times. I just saw an interview he did where he talked about Iron Man and he said that he has ADD and Iron Man was his kind of movie cause it had a fast pace and kept moving. I don't know if Ratner doesn't care, if he has too many things on his plate, if he's just more interesting in getting laid. The point is that the man makes safe movies and I'm sick of it. You might've liked X3, but have you seen Family Man more than once? Can you watch Red Dragon over and over? How about After the Sunset? He's at the point in his career where he's made a name for himself and he can get a name actor in a role. I mean look at the people he's worked with. He's had every opportunity to make some great films. And he produces mediocrity at best. He's to blame. He has final cut on his films. He has say on what ends up on screen. So why shouldn't I voice my distane for him. I'd like to see him make some cool movies. I truely think the dude can make a good movie, I just don't know why he settles for being safe. I mean he's gotta be pretty well off finantially. So he should be making movies that he has passion for. He's obviously a huge Eddie Murphy fan and loves Beverly Hills Cop. I'm hoping that his love for the movies sparks something in him and he actually makes a good movie. I mean seriously, if you see a kick ass trailer for Beverly Hills Cop 4, you'll be like: "Hmm not bad." But if you walk into that theater and are floored that the movie is actually good, I think a lot of people will be shocked. I'd love to see Harry write a review and say how the world is going to end cause Ratner made a great movie. Will it happen, well the odds don't look good. I mean you can only base it on what we've seen from him in the past. And let's face it, his last good movie was back in 2001. So if Ratner doesn't want people shitting on him, make a good movie. We're begging you. I mean if he did a good job on this, can you actually imaging saying "Can't wait for the next Ratner movie." I know it's asking too much. Just like it's asking too much for M. Night to make a good movie. His head is way too far up his ass. He believed his hype and now we get to see M. Night fail more and more. That's why his next movie will be Avatar, cause he's let down adults too many times. Now he can let down a whole new generation of fans. I still have a small amount of hope that Ratner can pull this off, but this is going to be his 3rd strike. He screwed us on X3, he screwed us on Rush Hour 3. Last chance. If this movie is going to be exactly like Beverly Hills Cop 3, then I give up on Ratner. He'll just go on making safe movies. What a waste.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Even more horrific - 'The Incredible Shrinking Man'

    by NeilF

    Can you believe Eddie Murphy is cast as the lead in the remake of the 'The Incredible Shrinking Man'? What next? Woody Allen in an 'Apocalypse Now' remake?

  • May 29, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Geez, the hates on this board...

    by Se7en

    continue to astonish me.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Why defend him?

    by Cobb05

    Can you really make a case for him to be a good director? We hate cause he's burnt us too may times. Red Dragon, X3, Rush Hour 3. We know he can make a good movie. Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 are well made movies. I enjoy Money Talks, it's a good first film. But I think he cares more about being Brett Ratner, Hollywood director and less about actually taking the time to make a good movie.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    No one who likes good movies likes this director

    by ingloriousjedi

    But he brings the film in on budget so the studios don't give a shit.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:28 a.m. CST

    perfect analagy

    by Cobb05

    Ratner is the uncle you have who tells you he's going to get you something cool for Christmas and you open the box and it's socks and underware. So you think, we'll next time he'll get me something cooler. You open the box next time and it's socks and underware. Different colors, but still sock and underware, cause they're practical. So now you're at the point where you open the present cause it's still a present and you want to see what's inside and eventhough you know you're going to get safe, practical socks and underware, you still have that small glimmer of hope that there will be a toy inside. But the more times you open the box and it's socks and underware, the less hope you have in him.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:31 a.m. CST

    who gives a shit about brett ratner?

    by zapano

    seriously i can understand people defending once great directors who seem to have lost the ability to make great films. i can understand people hoping that maybe, just maybe, this once great director can make one more masterpiece. but brett ratner? what the hell has he done? a few passable rush hour movies? what is the world coming to?

  • May 29, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST


    by SID 8.0

    For God's sake just stop it.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Kill the Ratner, Save the world.

    by montimer

    Seriously. Someone needs to kill Ratner. <br /> Any volunteers?

  • May 29, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST


    by mr.brownstone

    You're wrong. Ratner is the uncle who takes you to the strip club for the first time and then leaves you waiting in the car. Rush Hour 2 is the glimpse of titty you catch through the half open door when you go to beg him to take you home before the bouncers deny you entrance.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Knowing This, I Can Finally Sleep Again

    by LaserPants

    I eagerly look forward to the voluminous prequel trilogy, and any subsequent chapters in the saga of Beverly Hills Cop. I hope that part 3 starts with Eddie Murphy being busted for trying to solicit a date from a transsexual prostitute.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:09 a.m. CST

    You know what?

    by DocPazuzu

    I'm no fan of Ratner, and if he were following up BHC 2 rather than BHC 3 I would have screamed. However, BHC 3 is so unbelievably shitty that ANYTHING would be an improvement. Yes, I'll say it: Ratner's movie is guaranteed to be a hell of a lot better than BHC 3, even if it's on the level of Rush Hour 3. That's how fucking awful BHC 3 is.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    BHC3 was shit on a stick. Ratner copies styles. Therefore Ratner will be copying shit on a stick. <p>Yuck.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Why would anyone be sad by this?

    by CreasyBear

    This is exactly where Ratner belongs! Just think if he had been busy with some shit franchise like Beverly Hills Cop while they were searching for an X-Men 3 director. Like an annoying toddler, you must keep Ratner occupied with worthless toys so he won't damage the valuables. This is great news! Just think of what he WON'T be able to direct while he's working on this movie.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST


    by CreasyBear

    I just read your earlier post and saw that you already made that point, and quite well I might add. Bravo, sir.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Ratner is not as bad as you all say, but...

    by beastie

    ... This is fitting. He's not great. He should be doing films like this. He should be making the films in Hollywood that don't really require much. God, you all act like he's Uwe Boll. Boll he is not. In fact he's even better than Paul W.S. Anderson. Those two make bad films. Ratner, on the other hand shoots the script. No more no less.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST

    But how will he do that without Eddie Murphy?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Wait, what? Eddie Murphy is alive? Who knew! Who noticed? Who gives a damn. <p> <p> The movie should open with Axel being busted by a uniformed cop while sitting in a car with a tranny... revealing that he's actually on a stakeout with Judge Reinhold in drag! Oh, Komedy gold.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I think Mother Theresa put it best....

    by toxicbuddha

    ...when she said "Who gives a fuck?" If ever a film deserved a director, it's BH4 and Ratner. And best believe this is PG-13.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Brest...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Midnight Run is about as perfect and endlessly rewatchable as any film ever made. <p> Sheer entertainment genius. <p> "Did you do the litmus configuration?"

  • May 29, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    least it isnt a remake with chris tucker

    by Bouncy X

  • May 29, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    "...Rush Hour magic"

    by Dr Gregory House

    If by "magic" you mean "complete and utter shite"

  • May 29, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Yeah, BOURNE was PG-13. That's why the action sucked.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    At least the lousy fights and the bloodless shootouts. Hey wait! There weren't any shootouts at all!<p>So, please, stop defending PG-fucking-13. It ruined too many great movies already...

  • May 29, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Eddie bloody murphy

    by MonkeyManReturns

    ...will paint his face a creamy white color, wear a fat chinese man's costume, pretend to be jew, burp and break wind, and shout out 'Funk' instead of 'Fuck' - it being a PG-13 movie - and how we will laugh out in joy when the remixed Axel-F track is played on the sountrack....I can see the preview now: Eddie and his distinctive and lovable laugh, the music playing, him shouting 'Mother Funker'...and the preview voice-over man happily shouting "Heee's back!" Whoops of joy from the audience. Thank the Lord they will shout! Exciting times. Actually, just kill me now. Please. Kill me. I fear a remake of Blade Runner starring shia L and Hanna Montana will follow...oh God.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    i want to call this BS

    by palewook

    but apparently i'm awake and this is real. still waiting on the twilight zone theme to cue somewhere..

  • May 29, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • May 29, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST


    by stevensun456

    You dump him. You deserve anyone beter enough, here is one place for you,, where you can find celebrities and millionaires. Good luck.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    No, no no no no no.

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Next thing you know, they'll want to add CGI gophers to an Indiana Jones movie. Keep Ratner away from BHC.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Crap sticks together

    by Faust_8

    Eddie Murphy is annoying and didn't anyone learn from Ratner screwing up the X-men franchise ?

  • May 29, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Axel Foley...Forever

    by Faust_8

  • May 29, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    AXEL F

    by Ray Gamma

    If "Axel F" is playing throughout the movie, I'm in.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    3 Was Terrible, It's Dead

    by A-COD

    Another sequel nobody asked for. Have fun at the bottom of the river with Mummy 3 and Hellboy 2. The Rat must have better things to do with his time.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Axel just Foley

    by Faust_8

  • May 29, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Wow thats going to suck!

    by wowsucks

    I still cannot get that fucking wonder world song out of my head!!! DAMN YOU! Then again maybe this time they will make it PG. Gosh dang it!

  • May 29, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

    by just pillow talk

    I'm pretty indifferent to this news. Like others have mentioned above, it would have been great if he did this instead of X3. And BHC3 did suck ass, so it's not like he's following up on a hit.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Live Free or Die Foley

    by Faust_8

  • May 29, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST


    by Ray Gamma

    Yes thats the Axel Foley catchphrase as witnessed by the millions of British viewers who had to endure the badly-edited 'clean' version on TV many years ago

  • May 29, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    "Beverley Hills Cop 4: Folestriouser"

    by Ray Gamma


  • May 29, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Make Ghostbuster's 3 next

    by Faust_8

    because part two was vastly superior to the first one. I'd rather bang my head against a wall for 90 minutes

  • May 29, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Bevery Hills Cop 4: mercy paycheck

    by Powerring

    It has all the wonderment of a direct-to-Lifetime movie. I bet it will get huge laughs. Oh, not intentionally. What about "A 3rd 48 hours:" This time Reggie is a civilian and Nick Nolte needs to get borrowed from a rehab to solve a crime in London: who keeps supplying Amy Winehouse?

  • May 29, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I read that headline and thought to myself....

    by sambafreak13

    ...yup, that's perfect.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by nerosday

    HAHAHAHAHA...HA..HEE. Ho. Whew. But no, seriously, I feel bad for Eddie.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Pluto Nash II

    by Powerring

    ...because so much was left unsaid in Pluto Nash. Hey, it would be better than 90% of the movies made by "sci-fi" channel.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    I'm in the minority,but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...I always thought that the Beverly Hills Cop movies were pretty lame.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Ebay: the movie

    by Powerring

    Eddie goes to silicone valley with the boys to figure out why dickheads post the winning bid, never pay for the item and are not banned from the site. Hilarity ensues when they discover someone selling fake replicas of SNL buckwheat and Velvet Jones dolls.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST

    It's an odd thing to say but.....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Even a Ratner directed Beverly Hills Cop 4 will most likely be better than part III. I fuckin hate Ratner but Cop III is Speed 2 bad.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Lethal Weapon VS Beverly Hills Cop

    by wowsucks

    Martin Riggs & Roger Murtaugh have set out to investigate a report of a black man in B-hills with a gun. (The humanity) In the end a Predator drops in and KILLS THEM ALL violently still being pissed about that movie it had to do with Roger Murtaugh "Danny Glover", and then blowing itself up in one of Riggs "Mel Gibson" churches kind of for the fun of it after corpse humping Riggs body while wearing a kippah and yelling Master Chief Rocks!

  • May 29, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    And then there is my favorite no

    by XOMuffintop

    The guy falling off a cliff no: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" Goog God, why does Hollywood have to keep ruining movies that I though were the shit in elementart/high school?

  • May 29, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Directed by M. Knight Shamylan

    by Powerring

    At the end there is a weak twist. Eddie Murphy was white all along.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    The problem with the Foley character for Murphy

    by Crimson Dynamo

    is that being a wise-cracking smartass works great when you're in your early 20's; not so great when you're nearing 50. Bill Murray realized that a long time ago.

  • C'mon, if a 65-year-old...errrr, 58-year-old archaeologist/adventurer can suddenly shift tone from religious mysticism to science fiction, why can't Axel Foley?

  • May 29, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    They were out of ideas long ago

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I remember before Beverly Hills Cop III, there was actually talk of teaming Foley up with Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee. I shit you not.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Cop 3 is Landis's worst flick

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    and this guy made Susans Plan.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Ratner to make LETHAL WEAPON V

    by palimpsest

    You know it's gonna happen.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Remember when BEVERLY HILLS COP was gonna be a Stallone vehicle?

    by palimpsest

    He should make COBRA 2 as some kinda ultraviolent counter-programming to this...

  • May 29, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah Cobra fuckin 2!!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    He could team up with Mick Dundee.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by steve_irony

    Beverly Hills Cop movies are awesome, but the third SUCKS ASSHOLE. SO I am glad they are going to take a crack at it again. they need to try and do it justice. I have been waiting for a Bronson Pinchot come back......

  • May 29, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    The irony of the title has been lost

    by juice willis

    Make it a gritty urban crime drama set back in Detriot with Foley making wisecracks about trying to get a decent organic latte or finding someone to align his chakras. sad shit, man. sad shit.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by palimpsest

    All the great 80s action heroes get transported via a magical cinema ticket to present day real-world Los Angeles where they rip off the testicles of everyone who bought a shitty sequel ticket. Though, reading that back, isn't that what Wes Craven did in NEW NIGHTMARE? Ahh it's all too postmodern for me...

  • May 29, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Bret Ratner the Sexiest, Tomboy Beanpole since Andre the Giant

    by Fart King


  • May 29, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST


    by Robo-Obi


  • May 29, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Sounds about right ...

    by mcdracula2000

    Three decent directors made three mediocre movies. Maybe it takes a mediocre director to make this franchise work.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS

    is the new 'jumped the shark' ?

  • May 29, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    He's the right man for the job

    by pokadoo

    ...and it'll fit right in on his CV!

  • May 29, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Yes, More FLETCH please!~

    by wcme

    Honestly, thinking about it - wouldn't you want another FLETCH before anyone even NOSED up to the table with a BHC4 idea. Granted it would be all screwed up in final product, but I always wanted a SON OF FLETCH with a 48 HOURS vibe as the final FLETCH film. That was in the days before all these lousy "SON OF" films. (INDY4 - don't turn away - look me in the eyes now!) By the time you get to 3 or 4 - you start pulling out the Son's or Fathers don't you? Or at the very least, a good old fashioned battle with your dark side in a junkyard. I also wish to nominate SUPERMAN 4 as the first ever film that actually did Nuke The Fridge - with Nuclear Man! "Repair Great Wall Of China Vision - ON!"

  • May 29, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    It could work...

    by Crash115

    I loved the first BHC...liked the second...HATED the third...but a fourth could still return to some of the original fun IF they bring back John Ashton and Judge Reinhold (they were as key to the success of the first as Murphy). My suggestion: Skip Beverly Hills (been there, done that). Open with a big drug bust/chase scene in the Detroit airport at night (shades of Bullitt). Have Foley get caught in a frame up that has him arrested and no his way to prison. His old pals Rosewood and Taggart know he is innocent and stage an escape as he is on his way to jail (Rosewood has acquired the ability to pilot a helicopter, and it could be a pretty good, funny action scene). The main bad guy is in the South, so the three cops go into uncharted territory and deal with assorted redneck and country cliches (which can be made fresh with the right story and script). The original BHC was successful because it was a fish out of water story. Sending Foley back to Beverly Hills is like sending him home again. It needs a new location and new challenges to succeed. Also...Ratner can do this. He can pull of the action and the humor, but everyone who says it has to be R is right. Foley without the F word is like breasts without nipples. Kind of pointless.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    BHC 3 not Simpson Bruckheimer

    by Crash115

    Robert Rehme and Mace Neufield produced the third and John Landis directed. One of the worst sequels of all time.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yes, "nuke the fridge" is the new "jump the shark." I don't known who coined it, but I think I was one of the first to use it in that context in an AiCN this week. If I'm wrong, you can nuke my fridge. Everyone's doing it! Ga'head! Use it!

  • May 29, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I hears George Lucas, Micheal Bay, and Brett Ratner


    Were gonna make Nucke The Fridge the movie!

  • May 29, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Hear hear, DocPaz

    by half vader

    Midnight Run is so overlooked. Damn it's great.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    This will be PG 13

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    no doubt about it. bummer. Thats a little case of "herpisimplex 10" yeeesth. "what the fuck? I just got thrown through a window!" "you know you are asking a lot of questions. are you kiding something?" PLEASE DONT PISS ON BEVERLY HILLS COP. IT IS VERY DEAR TO ME. IF YOU WANT TO FUCK IT UP, MAKE THIS MOVIE AND MAKE IT PG 13 AND HAVE AXLE HAVE A SON AND HAVE HIM REUNITE WITH HIS LONG LOST LOVE. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT GOOD, LET THERE BE SWEARING AND SARCASM AND FALSE CHARICATURE IDENTITIES.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Oh, you're not gonna

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    fall for the banana in the tailpipe, eh?

  • May 29, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Hey.. was Singer's Superman Any Good...?

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I was just wondering because he was supposed to be better than Ratner, yet somehow made a more mundane movie with a better property and bigger budget than Ratner's X3 (which made more money to boot).

  • May 29, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Finally! Closure to the Axel Foley saga!

    by cdubbs727

    Perhaps now we'll finally learn what makes Axel tick. So many unanswered questions! Sigh. This is just lame. The only BHC movie I enjoyed was the first one; two just did nothing for me and three screwed up the chance for my lifelong dream--a hardcore action movie set in an amusement park. Instead we got Eddie dressed as an Armadillor or Bear or whatever and laundering money. Hate to admit it but Brett Ratner's the perfect choice for this. His career is based on Eddie Murphy action-comedy rip-offs. I don't think he's a bad director; just not particularly original. I just think it's a lame idea. The 80s nostalgia's getting old. I cringe when I think about what they're going to do when 90's nostalgia roles around.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    This news should all make us want to do

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    The Neutron Dance.<p>Martin Brest rocks because he gave us Midnight Run. "You have two emotions, silence and rage."<p>Tony Scott rocks because he gave us True Romance. "Now, what we got here is a little game of show and tell. You don't wanna show me nothing but you're telling me everything."<p>And Ratner's OK because he gave us The Family Man which is Nic Cage's best stuff since he won an Oscar.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Someone mentioned Midnight Run

    by skimn

    and it is one of my favorite formula (mismatched pair on the run) movies of the Eighties, and the last great Charles Grodin role on film that I recall.<p>Martin Brest was what made Cop 1 so successful. He was more interested in the fish-out-of-water aspect than the shoot-shoot bang-bang.<p>Speaking of bad sequels that had promise because of the original, how about Another 48 Hours??

  • May 29, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Another 48 Hours is one of those movies I only watched once, realized it wasn't worth my full attention after the opening credits and remember absolutely nothing about.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    The Ratner Hate Continues.. . . . .

    by Darth_Kaos

    Will someone on this site give me an intelligence response to what makes Brett Ratner such a bad Director (which he is not) ,without using any expletive, demeaning or sarcastic remarks. The only reason why most of you dislike the man is because some of the tools that run this site dislike him personally, and you wish to look cool by jumping on the hate bandwagon. Stop being a ‘dittohead’ and think for yourself!

  • May 29, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Another 48 Hrs is great

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    "I was in a bus that flipped over 17 times." I know it's crap but it's still good Eddie Murphy. Eddied singing James Brown on the bus still cracks me up.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    That damn samoan tranny

    by Binkysguy

    Fucked up Eddie for EVERYBODY.

  • May 29, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I was pretty indifferent to Ratner until...

    by drewlicious

    I heard he constantly insisted on giving line readings to Anthony Hopkins on Red Dragon. That takes a lot of nerve. Yeah, just to tell an old pro like Hopkins how to do a part he won an Oscar for. Real smart.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I think the reason for the Ratner hate is because of the absolute lack of personality that is displayed through his direction. Or more actually the tired easy joke, easy pratfall, easy lackluster direction...and the prime projects that he has been handed. Red Dragon, X Men 3, etc., that he has turned into glorified TV movies. He is perhaps the definition of the servicible director.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    You sure do love the cheese, don't you? I'd seriously like to see your movie collection. That's gotta be one eclectic mofo.<p>Like I said, I remember nothing about Another 48 Hours. I watched it a few months after it came out on video, as desperation even because there was nothing else on the shelf.<p>I guess my opinion was clouded by Robocop 2, Total Recall, Goodfellas, Misery, Blind Fury, King of New York, I Come In Peace, Marked For Death, My Blue Heaven, State of Grace and Predator 2 which I watched previously that year.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    And I know it's been said before about Ratner

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    But there isn't one, and I mean one guy on any of these TBs who wouldn't want to be Ratner. I think he's hit and miss (more toward the miss) but he's doing what I wanted to do since I walked out of Star Wars 31 years ago. And no, I didn't want to bastardize movies.<p>The guy is living the dream life. He won't be remembered like Spielberg but he'll have spent a lifetime making movies, attending festivals (even if his own films never come within a mile of a festival), dating hot chicks and mingling with great actors.<p>Seriously, it's a sublime life he's indulging himself in.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Painful to watch...

    by Darth Macchio

    Always funny to me as I'm a relatively easy sell for at least watching a movie from start to finish but when BHC3 came out on cable it was unwatchable. And that was prior to Murphy becoming the most annoying aspect of anything he's involved with today (admittedly, I've only seen Shrek 1/2 and maybe one of the Disney remakes..but nonstop excruciatingly it just me?). And I agree with the aboves about this being a relatively easy fit for Ratner genre-wise. Of course, he's also a pussified studio-bitch yes-man so guaranteed the next BHC movie is pg-13 and filled with advertising logos everywhere.<p>You know what else was painful? Watching the "Entourage" episode with Ratner in it...poor Johnny Drama having to kiss his ass and the show making it out like Ratner's this big Hollywood guy who has a team of obnoxious assistants who refer to Ratner in an almost divine like quality. Same for Shamalyan (whatever) and his "scare" of Avi in the graveyard. It's that cheesy Hollywood take on the movie going know...the kind of take that thinks the average media-consumer has nightmares where Stephen King himself is trying to kill you and not the monsters he creates. So every time King shows up somewhere, he has to have this "creepy evil guy" thing to match the Hollywood notion of the perceived societal construct. Hence the Rat...making big bucks with huge properties with big name actors is now...out of the fucking blue....some Hollywood bighead so important and so huge "hip, chich, and cool!" that even a fictionalized account of his existence frustrates any detractors. Credit to the Rat...I've heard it was all played up and the whole glib Hollywood mega-celeb thing was more self-caricature than anything else. But still...watching the great Johnny Drama beg the Rat for anything was just painful for me to watch...and the Rat's "assistant" speaking of the Rat was also painful to watch....self-deprecating fictionalization or not!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Whoever directs, it better be rated R

    by Abominable Snowcone

    with Eddie launching lots of F bombs, and some bloody gunfights and gritty characters. The first BHC was gritty--GRITTY--with crude (but probably realistic) cop language, and a couple shootings that were over-the-top at the time, by 1985 standards. So the new one, to be true to its roots, must be Rambo-sized. Eddie must launch more F-bombs than ever. He should practice, by walking around all day saying "fuck," so he remembers what it sounds like, and how good a word it is.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Make it HARD "R"

    by stuatfunnyordie

    Have Eddie get back to being the badass that he USED to be...let him play all the parts, most of all let him bring back his Kit Ramsey character from Bowfinger, he was the SHIT in that movie...

  • May 29, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    And please, do not have Eddie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    climb into a fridge. Call the Pointer Sisters for new songs, but no fridges, no amusement parks.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Eddie SHOULD get into a fridge. Then the Pointer Sisters can come back for the theme song, "Atomic Dance."

  • May 29, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    But instead of Eddie getting blown around by a nuke

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    It should be disgruntled fans who've paid money and wasted time watching anything Eddie has done since the late 80's kicking the living crap out of the fridge.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    That's "Neutron Dance"

    by Darth Macchio

    Now please kill me. I didn't even know I knew that until now. I must be killed. Thanks!

  • May 29, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Robocop 2?

    by Darth Macchio

    Really? Hated that movie. IMO, 48 Hours is much better even if a completely different genre. Total Recall was definitely better...correct me if I'm wrong but that's the last time Sharon Stone actually looked good?

  • May 29, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    This wil be great!

    by Lloytron

    Eddie Murphy back as Axel Foley, at last! Hopefully they go the whole hog and make him play all of the characters - Billy, Bogomil, Taggart AND the bad guy, as well as numerous hilarious characters along the way. With Brett Ratner at the helm and Eddie on such great form recently, what could go wrong?

  • May 29, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Well, it was Neutron Dance for BHC1 when Eddie was running around sticking bananas in tailpipes. Since BHC4 is sure to nuke the fridge, we're going to need a little Atomic Dance as Eddie travels around Rodeo Drive in his nuclear powered Frigidaire.<p>And the general consensus on these TBs is that Robocop 2 was a ground breaking, mouth smashing, Frankenberry crapping hot lead fest that showed us all how delicious tasteless can be.

  • May 29, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by 2dope

    As much as I think that Ratner is a total sell-out Hollywood hack of a director, this does seem to be the genre he works best in. Although, if he doesn't bring back Rosewood and Taggart, this will suck more than X3...

  • May 29, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Sharon Stone

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    After her "karma" remark about the earthquake in China, that twat needs to be digitally removed from every movie she's ever been in and replaced by Jennifer Connelly.

  • May 29, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    What Murphy needs to do..

    by otm shank

    is go back to his roots and do some more stand-up to get his edge back. Release a film of it like Delerious and Raw. Then make BHC4.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    If by GOD you mean Geezer On Drugs. And if by geezer on drugs I mean genius who gave us TESB and Robocop 2 in a ten year span. Then yes, bless that man because he gave me some of the finest movie going experiences a guy can have.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    No Gilbert Godfrey = No Asses in Seats

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • May 29, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Ratner is ALRIGHT but Murphy sucks

    by Proman1984

  • May 29, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Sharon Stone looked great in Basic Instinct

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Too bad we also had Douglas's wrinkly ass.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    CGI gophers = Face on HK = Flames on Optimus!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Damn you, George Lucas! Damn you to hell!

  • May 29, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Balky was the shit in True Romance...

    by Darth Macchio

    Always thought Pinchot was underrated as an actor. That fucking "Hey! It's my absurdly gay cousin from some unpronounceable foreign country" sitcom crap from years ago must have done it...every movie I've seen him in he's great...even the shitty King 'Langoliers' mini-series he stands out as a great actor.<p>Nomoredirtyjokes: I thought Basic Instinct was before Recall? IMDB survey says...Total Recall was pre Basic Instinct! Ok...I stand corrected...she did indeed look good in Instinct. And knock Douglass all you want but last I checked he's still married to Catherine Zeta Jones. Altho I still never got the attraction to Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction...that's a MAN, baby!!! a MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 29, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Think about this some more

    by TVguy4566

    The only way this craptastic project has a chance of working is to take Beverly Hills Cop 1 in reverse. At the start of the movie have Axl as older, out of touch, safe cop that Eddie Murphy has become as an actor and him having to go back to his roots as street-wise cop to solve a case (maybe even have him based in LA and have to go back to Detriot) and the struggles he has to do with it. <br><br> Otherwise, I can't see Murphy pulling off the Axl Foley of at least BHC or BHC2. <br><br> BHC4 is almost a given since there is money to be made by everyone. So there is no stopping this train. They should at least try to make it as interesting as possible. And I agree with the sentiment, no one is going to buy Murphy as a 50 year old street-wise cop who always is getting in trouble with his supervisors and is smarter than everyone around him.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I thought this movie already existed

    by Mullah Omar

    Am I confusing this with LETHAL WEAPON 4? Probably. Seriously, I thought there was already a BHC sequel out there that I purposely ignored. Now I'll have to regain the intent to ignore it. Oh well.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    OK, yes, in a perfect world I'd like to be Superman. But if the crappy aliens from Indy 4 walked up to my cube right now and said, "Look here, schleprock, we've got a proposition for you. You can either keep typing trivial garbage into that computer or you can be in some Hollywood executive's office signing on the dotted line to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4," I wouldn't be around long enough to finish my response to you.<p>My point was, the people who hate George Bush wouldn't want to be him. The same people who think Ratner is a talentless hack would be a Looney Tunes hole in the hall if given the opportunity to switch places with him.

  • May 29, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    last time I saw he was trying to grope every female involved on some VH1 celebreality (God, strike me down for using that word) show...

  • May 29, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    This should be cool news...

    by ckone

    I am one of the few...million, who enjoy the heck out of Ratners Rush hour movies and I think this falls right into his abilities! Here's to a return of Axel Foley... with an actually entertaining vibe to it.But if I remember correctly the first two were R rated...if they go for PG13...then I don't care WHO is directing it, it will suck.Look at Die Hard for an example..not that they compare in terms of quality or classicness, but in terms of going the route of pg13... And I do not blame Ratner for X3, that was Fox's ball to drop...

  • May 29, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Organ Donor..

    by skimn

    well yes, most movie lovers who have fantasized about a career in the movie business would change places in a heartbeat with "fill-in-the-blank-successful-youngish-film-director", just to get their visions on screen. That doesn't make Ratner any more or less special, if your goal doesn't exceed beyond the Porsche and the mansion.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    How far we fall...(Pinchot)

    by Darth Macchio

    That's too bad. I just mention that for his 15 minutes to be "Achmel Foley" would be a little short sighted I guess. He really is excellent in True Romance.<p>TVguy: you know, that's a pretty good idea and I think one way they might get something like this to work...of course they wont do that tho.<p>And as far as BEING Ratner? Hmm..actually BE him just like that? Nah. But would I like to be me and have done the work he's done, made the money's he's made, get the projects he gets, and then magically have my own brain and whatever creativity I'm lucky to possess so I can turn around the opinion that "Ratner" (now bodily changed with me) is a hack! (or try anyway)

  • May 29, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Will the REAL Eddie Murphy please stand up?

    by versatol

    I mean the "F-bomb dropping, trademark laugh, gap-toothed, funniest guy of the 80s" Eddie Murphy. I know he exists. He's in there somewhere trying to get out.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    OK, I guess I'll never stand up for Brett Ratner again.<p>And I won't speak for other TB'ers anymore. All I know is a life as a third rate hackmeister is better than this status quo, mundane, Where's Waldo, paycheck to paycheck crapfest of a life I'm living.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Bevery Hills Gun Club.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    It's true, it's true!

  • May 29, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Nuke Hollywood NOW!! before this crap gets made

    by Fandude

    BH4?? come on - are you stupid studio heads/agents serious? This is the most numbskull thing I've ever heard. Please do not unleash this crap on our society.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Ratner WOULD direct Beverly Hills Cop IV

    by Jackie Boy

  • May 29, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Eh, Ratnor, so what

    by Josh Acid

    Watching Beverly Hills Cop III was one of the most depressing times I've ever had in a movie theater. I guarantee you a Brett Ratnor-directed part 4 will be better than part 3 was.

  • May 29, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    If Jarv hasn't done so yet, please contact him via the zone and request a copy of the CoC holy scriptures.<p>All existence will now have meaning.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by C00L DUD3

    ...or "Jay-G-Jojo-C Part Deux"...either way I'm so siced!!!

  • May 29, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner keeps getting movie deals cause

    by picardsucks

    he has the best coke. I really loath this guy. I listened to the commentary on Jackie Chan's Police story from the Dragon Dynasty DVD and for some reason he was on the commentary. I was both sickened and strangley facinated by how unintelligent he sounded quite moronic actually. Many of you hate Bay or Shia but Ratner must surely be the Lord of no talent scumbag hacks who keeps getting sweet gigs. Again either he gives wonderful blowjobs to key closeted Scientologist producers or his coke is simply the most rad at his notorious parties. Either way I loath Brett Ratner and all he stands for

  • May 29, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I don't know, I seem to recall there's an unwritten Hollywood law that says 1 good sized hit can cushion the 2-3 flops that the studio/filmmaker follows up with.<p>Am really curious to see what the Warchowski's follow up Speed Racer with and will moneybags Joel Silver continue to pave their way. I know Silver gets a lot of flack for his roster of bombastic junk, but the guy does have V For Vendetta, Matrix, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the tv show Action to his credit.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I've never used the Zone before but I contacted Jarv and requested a copy.<p>Guys around here make Ratner out to be Uwe Boll's retarded brother. The Rush Hour series and Red Dragon might have been unfit to wipe your arse with, but krickey, they were no Bloodrayne or Dungeon Siege.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    God Bridget Nielson used to be such a hot piece of ass!

    by J-Dizzle

    Too bad she ended up looking like a... well... the less said about her current state the better.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Ratner doing a Police Story commentary?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    OK, I'm wrong. He really is a grease-stain douche. Why he felt he was entitled to air his views on a movie he'll never come close to achieving is beyond me.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Harvey Weinstein is out of his mind too

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    For allowing Ratner to do a commentary for a classic-era Jackie Chan movie. WTF was Harvhead thinking?

  • May 29, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Even worse news GOW style

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    IGN is reporting that Ratner mentioned to AdAge he may be looking at a God of War film too. BHC I can kind of see him pulling off. Sure he's nothing special, but the first Rush hour was entertaining so I could see him pulling off a decent BHC. I also thought Red Dragon was pretty damned good. However God of War is something that I do not think he has a prayer of pulling off and I really hope he does not get to direct it.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I save rum and Cokes for Jack Burton or Fred Ward. I don't hate Uwe Boll like some guys around these parts, but I also can't sit through his stuff without taking a bowie knife to my Popeye arms.<p>Still, he's living the dream so good on him.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Kristana Lokken

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    That woman needs more work. A cross country lesbo-buddy movie with her and Busted Tees girl needs to be greenlit yesterday.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    He can't fuck anything else up. So I'm happy with this news.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I owe Jack Burton to you

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I hadn't watched that movie in almost 20 years until you brought it up. Bought my copy and Little China went down silky smooth with a glass or six of Cruzan.<p>And Remo Williams deserves a sequel. Fred needs the work. "The adventures begins" my ass.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Uwe Boll

    by skimn

    I had to laugh when I noticed at my local video dealer all the copies of Dungeon Siege were rented out, and I think the week it came out it made the top 5 overall. Suckas....I guess it was the irresistible face of Jason Stratham that did it.

  • May 29, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    So what did we accomplish here?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Brett Ratner's a coke snorting, egotistical dick.<p>Eddie Murphy's career couldn't be resuscitated if Jesus himself directed the movie.<p>And I'm going home.

  • May 29, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner raped my childhood!

    by Cruel_Kingdom

  • May 29, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Keeps him busy on stuff he already does


    Aint Rush hour just the same thing? and Eddie Murphy NEEDS this after stooping as low as Scary Spice!

  • May 29, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Ratner should direct Batman Begins 3!!!

    by pleasebanme

    He's already more than proved himself!

  • May 29, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Tempting, but nooooooooooo.

    by Yeti

    The first was a colossal fluke. <p> The second was just overblown and over-bloated. <p> The third one totally sucked ass.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by chewyou812

    Eddie Murphy's movies are so bad that he's looking to Ratner to help him. Look at it this way, even with Ratner, it's bound to be better that Cop 3.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by chewyou812

    Eddie Murphy's movies are so bad that he's looking to Ratner to help him. Look at it this way, even with Ratner, it's bound to be better that Cop 3.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    boy, Ratner sure loves wisecrackin' black cops in Los Angeles


    i can see it now... they're gonna drop Judge Reinhold and give Axel Foley a Chinese partner who speaks Engrish and kicks the crap outta everyone with a toilet seat while Axel just stands there making smartass comments. and let's not forget the sountrack featuring the remaining members of Dru Hill. all coming our way Summer 2009.

  • May 29, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by BIG BOSS

    As Axel's evil-clone-arch-nemesis!

  • May 29, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Holy Jumping Jesus

    by shellfishh

    I will give people somewhat of a break because there were so many shitty guy in a fat suit movies....<br><br> BUT..."Eddie Murphy hasn't made a decent movie in 20 years"???<br><be> His performance(S!) in The Nutty Professor was amazing. He is quite capable of being a great actor.<br><br> He just hides it very well in crap movies most of the time.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by Blade_Runner

    Because BC3 was such a landmark film...

  • May 29, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Hey this is payback for X3!!!

    by weaponmentalarion

    Is this what he's been reduced to?? Come on!!

  • May 29, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    And if AICN had said they loved Ratner...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    ...half of you sheep would too.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Paul T Ryan........

    by pleasebanme

    AICN praised the prequels ad nauseum. Didn't mean any sane person that visits AICN was duped. Just like any sane person knows that Brett Ratner is a giant hack.

  • May 29, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    It's HEDLEY!

    by zacdilone

    You will be missed, Mr. Korman.

  • May 29, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Unknown User

    by shellfishh

    How about a fucking Spoiler Alert?<br><br> (grin)

  • May 29, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Eddie hasn't been funny since the 80's

    by romanocc

    I used to love Eddie Murphy, probably my favorite comic growing up: SNL, 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, Delirious, and Raw. All classic still that is still funny today. Eddie is just a shell of himself, and whoever said these comics lose their edge is right. They get older, want to be taken more seriously and then become UNFUNNY. Jim Carrey is on that road today, as his early stuff was the best.

  • May 29, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    His performance(S!) in The Nutty Professor was amazing.

    by chewyou812

    That's a joke, right? Boy, you must've loved Norbit.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Yes! More Chris Tucker!!!!!11!11

    by ChrisTuckersOnlyFan


  • May 29, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    "Axel Foley Judge Reinhold!"

    by Darkman

    "You can't handle the truth! Show me the money!" <br><br> How long has it been since the last R-rated Eddie Murphy movie? METRO? <br><br> It'll really come down to the script, if anything.

  • May 29, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    george lucas should reprise his role

    by cheifchirpa3000

    from part 3.

  • May 29, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    From the vault

    by proper

    Ah Good old days

  • May 29, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Will there be CGI monkeys?

    by Hesiod2k7

  • May 29, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Cop 4: The Revenge of Serge.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • May 29, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    "I had to kill Axel Foley because he made a mistake."

    by Chishu_Ryu

    "Now it's time to erase that mistake."

  • May 29, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Axel Foley

    by Tony Is A Little Boy

    just drank my fucking milkshake.

  • May 30, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    BHC 3

    by nbakid2000

    I own all 3 movies and I love them all almost equally. I guess I can understand why people hate BHC 3 but I think the movie is hilarious, totally on par with the others. I have *virtually* no problems with it. The whole rescue scene with the kid is pushing it but I forgive it because I was entertained so much by the rest of the movie.

  • May 30, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST

    There's some bollocks being talked in here

    by Lost Jarv

    1) Would I swap places with Ratner? In a fucking heartbeat. And anyone that says they wouldn't swap their lives for wealth, starlets, blow and sunshine is fucking lying. <P>2)Jack Burton is the man. Unquestionably. <P>3)Memories- once again you are talking out of your ass. What the fuck do you know about media/ cocaine abuse? I'll take a large bet on nothing. Ratner does not do coke to make up for some gaping hole in his life. He doesn't do it because secretly he knows he's talentless. I'll bet he does it for 2 reasons (why the dog licks its balls)- Because he can, and now he has discovered he can he can't see any reason why not to. Drugs for Ratner are extremely available, and not at all taboo. Talented people do as much if not more drugs than hacks- RDJ, Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Hendrix, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Paige, Scorcese, and that's just off the top of my head. I'll tell you something about a comedown: you talk about their self-loathing, and the only way they can face themselves is to get smashed, but you haven't experienced real self-loathing until you've been on a comedown after a 3 day binge. It's a whole different thing. Of course, talent vacuums also do drugs (Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Brett Ratner, ). So stop talking crap.<P>4) this is a terrible idea. Full stop. But it can't be worse than the third part. <P>5)48 Hours is good, Another 48 Hours is OK. RObocop 2 is OK to poor, and Total Recall is the shit. <P>Right, that should have cleared that up.

  • May 30, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by Chishu_Ryu

    "Dead or alive, you're coming with me, Ms. Lohan."

  • May 30, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'm glad you cleared that up. I knew there was at least one other fellow around these parts who would trade in 8-5 behind a desk for $9M paychecks and people like Scarlett Johannson as a weekend fling. It may not be the best life, but it sure beats most.

  • May 30, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    De Nada Hawaiin

    by Lost Jarv

    I couldn't get my breath that the little cocksucker was bleating about integrity. I've got integrity coming out of my ears and I would swap my day job for the champagne lifestyle that Ratner enjoys. <P>To say otherwise is either an outright lie or a massive piece of self-delusion.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    All I know is according to IMDB

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Ratner has made over $40M directing movies alone since 2000, and god knows what he's made as a producer. That's the kind of money you can bankroll your own projects with.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Ratner is not all bad.

    by dr sauch

    Yes, he directed a couple stinkers. He also knows how to make a fun movie, and lets face it, Eddie Murphy can't be counted on to bring the funny anymore. Maybe Ratner will do this right.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    what I'd do with $40M:

    by just pillow talk

    Continue the Beastmaster series, with Warwick Davis playing an integral role. Maybe he would be a ferret or something.... <p>More Beastmaster = World Peace.<p>It's a proven fact.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Being Ratner or having what he has....

    by Darth Macchio

    I think it's absurd to not want what the guy has...but would I want to see that face looking back at me in the mirror? Fuck no. Would I want to physically be the guy? FUCK NO. But I'll take the money and access. Nuff said.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Would you swap lives with Ratner was the question

    by Lost Jarv

    and if you say anything other than yes then you're lying. Ratner has a great fucking life.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I watched Hellraiser 2

    by Lost Jarv

    coked out of my gourd. <P>Not recommended.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I also watched Human Traffic

    by Lost Jarv

    whilst on E. <P>That was great. But Human Traffic is a good fucking movie.

  • May 30, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Haven't seen phantasm in years

    by Lost Jarv

    I hope ratner is reading this- C'mon Bretty-boo SWAP LIVES WITH MEEEEEEEEE

  • May 30, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    And I thought some movies were better experienced with rum

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    And here you guys are telling me that doing lines of coke is the real deal.<p>I haven't seen Phantasm since it came out on video, like what, 20+ years ago?<p>Is Warwick Davis getting work these days?<p>So I was watching Lost last night and I thought to myself, Jeff Fahey is one of those guys I'm glad made a comeback. He was the best thing about Planet Terror and I remember enjoying him in some scholcky early 90s junkfest called Body Parts.<p>Somebody in Hollywood please pick up the phone and call Fred Ward. Remo needs a comeback. Cameo's on ER don't count.

  • May 30, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Why Does Everyone Hate Brett Ratner?

    by Wee Willie

    Money Talks: very funny, Rush Hour: very funny, The Family Man: My wife likes it, Red Dragon: pretty good little thriller, X-Men: The Last Stand: on par with the first two. After the Sunset: Salma Hayek in various states of undress. Why is everyone so down on this guy?

  • May 30, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I can't wiat until 2010...

    by Wee Willie

    ...when everyone will be on talkback bitching Ratner out for making a PG Beverly Hills Cop...

  • May 30, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I'm married with child

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    So sex comes knocking about as often as Oprah on Jenny Craig's door.<p>I stick with alcohol, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems.

  • May 30, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Wee Willie

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    You can see from my posts in this TB that I've sort of defended Ratner although I think he's an ass for contributing to commentaries for movies he didn't do.<p>But in all respect, Money Talks and the first two Rush Hour movies were by-the-numbers junk. Chris Tucker is horrible. I've never found anything he does funny. People around here crap all over Will Smith for always playing Will Smith, but Tucker is the biggest offender of any actor in the business of being a one-trick pony. He almost single-handedly ruined The Fifth Element. I personally didn't think X3 was the abortion other people did but regardless, Ratner didn't write it and had limited time and budget to work with. After The Sunset was a movie I had forgotten he directed and you're right, it was pretty good and another excuse to see Selma Hayek wearing next to nothing.<p>In closing, he's made three movies that range from OK to very good which is two more than Michael Bay has his name attached to.

  • May 30, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Darth Furious

  • May 30, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    "Top Gun" Sequel...

    by REDD

    "Top Gum": Maverick goes up againt the VA over their policy of not covering his latest dental work. I smell box office gold!

  • May 30, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Monster Sequel Mud Bog Mash-Up!!!

    by bswise

    What I'd like to see is a wise-crackin' buddy-buddy-buddy-buddy-buddy-buddy-buddy-buddy cop flick sequel mash-up where the storylines of Beverly Hills Cop 5, Die Hard 5, Lethal Weapon 5, Rush Hour 4, and Bad Boys 3 all converge into a quantum singularity of jive-talkin' gratuitous violence. While we're at it, let's throw Ice Cube, Owen Wilson, Jet Li, Sam Jackson, Eddie Griffith, and Eugene Levy into the mix. Maybe they'd all have to team up when the crooks from Point Break 2 join forces with The Usual Suspects prequel and a bunch of swarthy terrorists led by an evil Albino mastermind. Wow! A computer could write this stuff... and shall.

  • May 30, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    After The Sunset

    by skimn

    was totally forgettable except for the amazing Hayek-cleavage-cam, which once again brings us to the Ratner equation. He makes totally forgettable flicks, except for the schoolboy stuff of ogling Selma Hayak's funbags.<p> there a DVD that is formatted for widescreen? Cuz that sounds like an ideal weekend rental.

  • May 30, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Top Gun II

    by REDD

    The Couch Explodes, lol! Co-starring Oprah in the Kelly McGillis role.

  • May 30, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Hate to rain on your blockbuster dreams but MadTV did a sketch like that years ago.

  • May 30, 2008, 3 p.m. CST


    by REDD

    Remember "Loaded Weapon 1" from 1993? It beat MadTV to the punch. It even had Sam Jackson in the Glover role.

  • May 30, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by bswise

    Yes, but I'M TALKIN' ABOUT FOR REAL HERE!!! $1B+ budget on salaries alone, but $10B+ Yuan worldwide profits!! And yes, all present and past cast members of Mad TV, SNL, and anyone else who studied The Harold and then appeared on TV shall be used in supporting roles or as extras, a la "Southland Tales, to er... fill in the blanks of the AI-generated screenplay with their own brands of wise-crackin' improv. Also, Tom, Leo, Sly, Arnie, Clint, Kiefer, Christian, Brad, Russell, Daniel, Kiefer, Matt, Ben, Sir Anthony, and Kermit the Frog should all make cameo appearances to deliver a single line of crushing cold-hearted sarcasm while murdering someone.

  • May 30, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by bswise

    I guess The Rock, The Shat, The Brat, Frat and Hack Packs, The Avengers, Defenders, JLA, Micronauts, WWWF, and all Universal/Toho/Hammer Studio Monsters will also need to be in this one. If only to beat Lucaspielberg's planned Indy V/Close Encounters II/ET II/Clone Wars IX/Jurrasic Park IV/American Graffiti III/TXH1138 III/Sugarland Express II/Jaws V/Schindler's List II/Saving Private Ryan-Band of Brothers III mash-up for that same summer of 2012.

  • May 30, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by punto

    when I first heard about the whole scandal with Eddie Murphy and that spice girl chick who got pregnant, and I saw Eddie saying "we need to get a blood test", I thought "SHIT YEAH, this'll ruin his PG image, he'll have to stop doing that Dr. Dolittle shit and go back to cool cop movies". The plan is working.

  • May 30, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Alright, just as long at some point they have to say in unison "WE'RE GETTIN' TO OLD FOR THIS SHIT!!!"

  • May 30, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Now I state the obvious. 1 great. 2 decent. 3 shit.

    by Pixelsmack

    4 who knows. Most likely shit.

  • May 30, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I bet Murphy will play all the roles.

    by mrfan

    Damn. Who the hell comes up with these ideas for this movie?

  • May 30, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Anybody Want To Remake BHC 3 With Me?

    by pr1c3y

    I'm thinking we get a bottle of sprite, a goat, a one armed midget with a limp, a copy of harlem nights on dvd, Matt Le Blancs career and a 16 mm camera throw it in a blender and I guarantee we've remade BHC 3 almost scene by scene in the same equivalence of assault on the senses.

  • Fuck Eddie Murphy he isn't made anything but shit in 20 years! I can just see the movie now with Eddie Murphy playing Axel Foley and seven other roles. The movie is going to stink so bad.

  • I can just see the movie now with Eddie Murphy playing Axel Foley and seven other roles. The movie is going to stink so bad.

  • May 31, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    He will play all the roles...

    by mrfan

    with Axel Foley leading the way. He also play his cousin, Wrench Foley. That will be followed by Torque Foley. I smell a winner.

  • May 31, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I think this is the Seventh Sign

    by ricardomontalkhan

    Good God! Why would anyone make #4 after the disaster that was BHC #3. Does anyone remember "Uncle Dave"? Enuff said! hey movie fans.. there's a great new blog on blogspot called thebitterproducer

  • June 1, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST


    by goonies

  • June 2, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Coke and movies

    by Lost Jarv

    Nope, not recommended. I was reminded of a younger, wilder Jarv. <P>Since marriage, jobs etc happened that shit is stricty out of bounds.