Given all the rumours and misinformation flying around about Brett Ratner’s take on Beverly Hills Cop, he’s decided to speak out about the film’s tone, title and rating.
“It’s a hard R”, he promises MTV, dispelling ideas that he’ll be pumping out a toothless PG-13 version and raising hopes that it’ll be stuffed full of sweary Eddie Murphy goodness that might actually make us forget about Norbit.
And while it’s keeping him, it’s also not trying to be a fourth franchise entry; more a re-working of the original.
This part worries us, but let the Rat explain: “It’s a reinvention. I’m going to reintroduce it to a contemporary audience. I’m going to take the best of the first two films and put it into the new one.”
But what of web leaks about Axel Foley joining forces with a tubby cop to investigate crime? Bogus, apparently.
“There was all this stuff on the Internet and they’d read a script. It’s not the script I’m making.”
Hopefully the combination of the Wanted writing team and the man who made X-Men: The Last Stand won’t have us wanting to track down every print and burn it…
Do you trust in Ratner’s ideas? Or are you outraged at the idea of a “new” BHC?