Update: Beverly Hills Cop 4 story details
One of the endless sequels/reboots underway is Beverly Hills Cop 4. Eddie Murphy is back, and Brett Ratner is directing. But what can we expect?
Well we have an idea now, as story details for the film have appeared online.
[Richard] They appeared online and then we're all getting hit with solicitors/lawyers letters to tell us to take them down since we're illegally reproducing the script. Now there's a nod to the truth if every I heard it!
So far all we knew about Beverly Hills Cop 4, was that Eddie Murphy was returning and Brett Ratner would be directing. And there have also been rumours of a PG-13 film, not quite what you'd expect from one of those films.
Now Latino Review have the story details for the latest installment. And it turns out Murphy is not impressed with it just yet. The main story details go something like this:
Re: Unauthorized Use of Paramount Pictures Corporation Properties
Dear Mr. Brunton:
This letter is being written to you on behalf of Paramount Pictures Corporation (hereinafter "Paramount"). Paramount is the owner of rights in and to the Beverly Hills Cop motion picture series, including but not limited to the screenplay for Beverly Hills Cop IV (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Paramount Properties"). No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use the Paramount Properties without the express written permission of Paramount.
Despite Paramount's clear rights to the Paramount Properties, Paramount has learned that you are reproducing, displaying and distributing portions of the Beverly Hills Cop IV script on your website at http://www.filmstalker.co.uk/archives/2008/12/beverly_hills_cop_4_story_deta.html. You are hereby put on notice that the reproduction, display and/or distribution by you of Paramount Properties constitutes copyright infringement.
Paramount hereby demands that you immediately remove all portions of, and recitation of details from, the Beverly Hills Cop IV script from your website.
This letter is not a complete statement of Paramount's rights in connection with this matter, and nothing contained herein constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies, or defenses of Paramount in connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.
[Richard] Yes, that's the bad news, what little we had has been ordered off the site by Paramount, which is interesting as it suggests the story was true! So if you caught any of it, you should be pleased with yourself, first for visiting such a great and independent film site, but also that you saw it before the lawyers came.