Ever since the first film hit, a sequel to the rather entertaining, albeit wholly vapid, actioner Wanted has been in the works. However, despite various different teams getting their chance to work on the film, it appears as though it will be the original duo who get the final stab at it.
THR is reporting that Derek Haas and Michael Brandt have been brought back to work on the upcoming film for Universal, and will be working on a new script, based on one penned back in 2009 by writer Evan Spiliotopoulos.
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.