Beverly Hills Cop 4 R rated?
Brett Ratner is now saying that the next Beverly Hills Cop will not be a PG rated film and that there will indeed be a fair amount of swearing in it, not that we're just wanting to see the swearing, but one of the attractions of the original film was the reality of the script and the impeccable comic timing of the swear word.
Back in June we heard that the film was going to be child friendly, a move that seemed insane to us but would guarantee more box office returns...according to the accountants at the studio anyway. Now it looks like Ratner's reversing that decision.
It appears that when Brett Ratner said the following about the film:
"10-year-old kids, 12-year-old kids don’t really know the old ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ So it’s an opportunity to make it new for kids,” Ratner said. “The same way it felt for me watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ when I was a kid, that’s what I want to do for kids today."
He was, of course, - said with heavy sarcasm - referring to children illegally seeing the film against a much older rating, as we all did when we were younger, or so he says. So, Latino Review, it's not obvious from that quote that he didn't mean he was going to make it a PG film, in fact that's what you would infer. After all he is a director of films (apparently) who works inside a studio system who adhere to the legalities of a rating system and make their films specifically for certain ratings to ensure maximum box office potential.
Taking that into account you would easily infer that he meant the film was going to be PG rated, and in today's Hollywood mess of poor remakes, sequels, prequels, forget-it-was-ever-made-in-the-first-place-quels and crapiquels, I don't think it's a leap at all.
However they have a great quote from Brett Ratner putting it all right, and telling us that the next Beverly Hills Cop will be full of swearing:
"Dont believe everything you read on the internet. Believe me, this is going to be a hard core 'R' Beverly Hills Cop. I start shooting next year"
Now that's great. I am pleased. However now we have something else to worry about, the script, because it seems that Eddie Murphy couldn't give two hoots how good the script is or not after Louise wrote about the following comment from the star:
"...let's go shoot it! I don't care if the script ain't right."
So we may have swearing, but who cares what the script is like because Murphy's getting paid. Hopefully this will be his last film gig.