Belfast Telegraph

Monday 4 May 2015

Beverly Hills Cop is Ratner's dream

Brett Ratner directed Dwayne Johnson in Hercules
Brett Ratner directed Dwayne Johnson in Hercules

Brett Ratner has revealed that making Beverly Hills Cop 4 is a dream come true, because he is a fan of the films.

The Rush Hour filmmaker is set to direct the fourth instalment in the action-comedy crime franchise, which will see Eddie Murphy reprising his role as street-smart Detroit cop Axel Foley.

"For me to be doing another Beverly Hills Cop is like a dream for me. I created the Rush Hour movies because I was so inspired by Beverly Hills Cop," he said.

Brett teased that Beverly Hills Cop 4, which is scheduled for a 2016 release, will satisfy fans, saying: "Everything you didn't learn in the first three, you're going to learn in this one."

The 45-year-old also revealed how action-adventure Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson as the Greek demigod, proved to be his biggest challenge to date.

"It was hard. It was the biggest challenge. It wasn't the biggest budget but it was the biggest challenge because of the scope," he said. "I never thought I'd have so many extras, so many costumes, so many horses, so many chariots. It was an epic undertaking for sure."

However Brett, who is producing the Horrible Bosses sequel, has no intentions of going down the indie route.

"When I'm older and tired, I'll do smaller-scale movies," he said.

"I'm still young, I still have the energy and the excitement about doing it so I'm going to keep doing it until they stop me. Every experience is like a different experience, it's amazing for me. I love my job."

:: Hercules is in cinemas now.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


It isn't healthy to be emotionally dependent. Becoming more self reliant should be your first order of business, especially if you're in a troubled relationship. Your partner may balk at your decision to acquire new skills, get a job or accumulate property. Pay no attention to their complaints. The sooner you carve out a niche for yourself, the happier you will be. Slowly but surely, the balance of power will be restored to your union. It's time to come into your own.More