People either love or hate the Transformers film franchise. On one hand, Michael Bay has helped bring the war between the Autobots and Decepticons to life; and on the other, we got to hear many variations of Shia LeBeouf saying “No, no, no.” But the popularity of the source material is one of Paramount’s cash cows, and now they will be extending it as they have announced that Transformers 5 will be hitting theaters in 2016.
Paramount made the sequel announcement recently at a film conference in Europe. Other titles announced for 2016 include: Star Trek 3, G.I. Joe 3, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Hansel and Gretel 2, and Paranormal Activity 5. Hit the jump for more info.
In October of 2011, it was revealed that Eddie Murphy wanted to see a TV show based on his hit movie franchise Beverly Hills Cop that focused on the son of his character, Axel Foley.
Fast forward to today, and the show is moving forward, set up at CBS with a pilot episode set to be made and the possibility of a full season order growing greater each day. The likelihood of the show getting a full season has now increased thanks to the announcement of a star, Brandon T. Jackson.
With Tower Heist and a gig hosting the Oscars, it appears as though the star of Eddie Murphy is truly back on the rise. And while he may not be starring in this new film, a brand new project based around one of Murphy’s most beloved roles has finally moved forward.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Murphy revealed that he’s attempting to get off the ground a TV series looking at the life of the son of Axel Foley, the character the icon made famous from his turn in the Beverly Hills Cop films.
As the world of movie fans hold their breaths in the hopes that maybe all this time we’ve had Brett Ratner pegged wrong and that he may find a way to deliver on fun projects like Beverly Hills Cop 4 and God of War, our pals over at Latino Review got to check out the script for the former and confirms that… no, no we didn’t have Ratner pegged wrong and yes, everything he’s doing is likely to suck something awful.
My apologies for the exclamation point in the title, it was uncalled for.
Latino Review’s source, El Chavo, basically says that what they’re apparently calling Beverly Hills Cop 2009 (can this possibly be final title?) is completely unoriginal, boring, and no fun at all.
The script, by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma), has Murphy’s Axel Foley return to Beverly Hills 15 years later to investigate the death of his old friend Judge Reinhold’s Billy Rosewood. Aside from a small shootout and chase in the beginning, the story goes a while with no action until Axel gets into a small fistfight. What’s in the middle, El Chavo says, is quite boring and unfunny and riddled with F-bombs. Axel teams up with the fat LAPD rookie and a limo driver and acts like a supercop.