Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Ted 2 'Restricted Trailer' Arrives Online
The reddest of all the red bands
Aubrey Plaza Joins Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
She'll be part of the new Zac Efron comedy
Jenny Slate And Ari Graynor On For New Comedy Pilot
From Obvious Child's Gillian Robespierre
Guillermo Del Toro's Silent Hill Game Reboot Scrapped
'It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart'
First Look At Kodi Smit-McPhee As X-Men Apocalypse's Nightcrawler
BAMF! And the dirt is gone
Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're gonna hear her roar
Empire's Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast
Featuring Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 March 2015
Eddie Murphy Set For Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Film
He'll be the legendary comedian's father
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Tower Heist (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Imagine That (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Meet Dave (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Beverly Hills Cop IV Will Be Rated R
According to Brett Ratner

02 July 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Latino Review

submit to reddit

There’s been some concern expressed recently on that there internet that Beverly Hills Cop IV - which will see Eddie Murphy return as Axel Foley in the most famous role of his career – might be tailored for a PG-13 audience.

After all, goes the argument, if Murphy isn’t cussing and swearing like a trooper, saying words like ‘eff’ and ‘cee’ (and maybe even ‘bee’ and ‘effing bee’), the movie might lack the effing ceeing edge of the previous beeing movies. Right? Effing A!

But those fears may prove to be unfounded, after Latino Review caught up briefly with Ratner at the Four Seasons in LA at the weekend and got the following quote from the director, who’s penning the script for Foley’s fourth foray all by himself.

"Dont believe everything you read on the internet,” he told them. What, including this story? Come on, Brett, stop messing with our minds! “Believe me, this is going to be a hard core 'R' Beverly Hills Cop. I start shooting next year."

And like that, he was gone. So there you have it, folks. Of course, there had been some doubt cast this week on the project, with Murphy earlier saying that he might be retiring from the business (presumably, he’d just seen Norbit) and that Beverly Hills Cop IV might not happen, because "the movie wasn't ready to be done."

But he’s a contrary sort, is Murphy – and today he was pulling a 180, telling MTV in a filmed interview that he wants to do a fourth film, to atone for the horror that was John Landis’ Beverly Hills Cop III. And quite rightly so, too.

To hear what he has to say in glorious MTV-o-vision, click here.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kilmer Joins Herzog's Bad Lieutenant
And he's not alone...
First Official Pic From Green Zone
Exclusive: Greengrass & Damon return

Your Comments

Mother Fucking right!!!
Still sounds like it'll be rubbish... but it's at least worth watching out of curiosity now! More

Posted by bronco3114 at 13:19 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Give the guy a fucking break
No, he does not deserve one.  He and Murphy deserve all they get, I mean, have you seen the trailer for Dave? Title idea for the next movie "Beverley Hills Cunt:  I'm not your father" More

Posted by kinge247 at 10:27 on 03 July 2008 | Report This Post

Give the guy a fucking break
ok, in all honesty, he is not a great director. He IS though a highly competent one, moreso than some of the chancers that have been given license to direct big budget fare (McG?????). He is as good as any John Badham, in that he is a safe pair of hands. And maybe BHC needs that. And kudos to ANY director who champions making adult films. I see Stallone as the Godhead with Rambo 4, Robert Rodriguez is the Crown Prince coz he can flip between Planet Terror, Spy Kids and Sin City. More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 22:10 on 02 July 2008 | Report This Post

my arse
that photograph looks like rattner has 2 really weird ears. i don't get Rattner, all he ever does is talk about projects he's going to make then does nothing about it. he's like a big budget Kevin Smith. More

Posted by Hughezy at 21:39 on 02 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Brett, what are you doing...
I thought he was quoted as saying he wants to mak it a PG-13? bloody hell, mind games or what?  More

Posted by kumar at 21:20 on 02 July 2008 | Report This Post

Oh Brett, what are you doing...
Tired tired tired... Tired of the rubbish by Brett Ratner... Tired of Eddie Murphy. I really enjoyed the other three films, but it's like the news of a Bros reunion, really just don't bother... More

Posted by Captain_Charlie at 20:16 on 02 July 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)