When we last checked in with megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer, he was moving from his longtime post at Disney over to Paramount and lining up multiple new projects. Today, we bring you an update on three notable sequels Bruckheimer has in development.
Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner appear to be moving forward rapidly with Beverly Hills Cop 4 following a no-go on an attempted TV show.
“We're in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we're moving forward. Hopefully we'll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get rolling on it. We're going to take Eddie back to Detroit - he's going to be in Beverly Hills and we take him to Detroit. So we're going to have some fun with him, he's really excited about doing it."
From there, Bruckheimer jumps to his other ‘80s revival piece, the long-rumored Top Gun 2. Bruckheimer talks about how drone technology may factor into the story.
“Well you know, technology has changed obviously since we made the first one. So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today, with the drones kinda taking over a lot of our wars today, but is the pilot obsolete? Those jet jockeys, are they gone now? No, I don't think so, I think they're going to be around for quite a while. Because you still have to make quick decisions and the pilots who want to make quick decisions, so we're going to hopefully highlight both worlds."
And finally, he briefly discusses the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Will we see Johnny Depp return as Captain Jack in the near future?
“We're working on it, it's hopefully moving forward. Johnny is excited about it, obviously Disney is, we're excited about it. So hopefully we'll get that going this fall or end of the year if everything lines up properly."
As a final note, he adds that they’d love to have Keith Richards return too. So would we.
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