Paramount Indicators a Offer to Rehire Bruckheimer

December 7th, 2013

Jerry Bruckheimer is when again a Paramount leading gun.

Paramount Pictures on Friday mentioned that it experienced signed Mr. Bruckheimer, a single of Hollywood’s heavyweight producers, to a three-year, very first-look deal for theatrical films that will begin in April. His first film will be a new version of “Beverly Hills Cop,” which is predicted to again characteristic Eddie Murphy.

Mr. Bruckheimer experienced been based at Walt Disney Studios for 20 several years, but that connection ended in October following a string of disappointing tasks from the producer, such as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” and, most notably, “The Lone Ranger.” In announcing his departure from Disney, he cited a want to make far more “mature” films.

Warner Brothers had also been vying for Mr. Bruckheimer’s movie skills. But Paramount was always considered the most most likely new home for the producer, who shipped such Paramount hits in the nineteen eighties as “Flashdance,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and its sequel and “Top Gun.”

“His signature type has attracted enormous global audiences, and we are thrilled to have him again in the Paramount family,” Brad Grey, Paramount’s chief govt, said in a assertion, noting that “Top Gun 2” will also move forward under Mr. Bruckheimer’s new deal, with Tom Cruise expected to star. “It is excellent to be back again at Paramount,” the never-verbose Mr. Bruckheimer stated in a assertion.

Mr. Bruckheimer is anticipated to keep on to operate on franchises he remaining behind at Disney, like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure.”

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