Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has his name attached to so many blockbusters each year that it’s hard to keep track of everything, especially when they’re all in various stages of development. Two big movies he’s overseeing happen to be highly-anticipated sequels to highly successful long-running franchises: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales over at Disney, and Beverly Hills Cop 4 at Paramount.
Dead Men Tell No Tales marks the fifth entry in the Pirates franchise, and last we heard, it hasn’t even received an official greenlight yet. Either the film is finally ready to set sail, or Bruckheimer’s looking ahead, because in a recent interview with THR, he said that he’s been working on it and hopes to get it going by the fall, or end of the year “if everything lines up properly.” He also says that Johnny Depp is expected to return, and that they would “be happy to have Keith Richards on board” as well.
As far as Beverly Hills Cop 4 goes, Bruckheimer hopes to start production at the end of the summer, or in the early fall. Brett Ratner is expected to direct after he finishes post-production work on Hercules, from a script by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Bruckheimer also confirms Eddie Murphy’s involvement, saying, “We’re going to take Eddie [Murphy] back to Detroit. He’s going to be in Beverly Hills… So we’re going to have some fun with him.”
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been in the works for a while now, ever since that sequel television series wasn’t picked up at CBS. At this point in time we don’t know what direction it might take, but with production expected to start soon, we should be hearing more details in the coming months.
Tell us, are you excited for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Beverly Hills Cop 4? Or are you growing tired of Hollywood’s incessant need to continue their long-running franchises? Let us know in the comments below!