I try to use this clip in conjunction with any Ratner-related post. Never forget.
Eddie Murphy is back for Beverly Hills Cop 4, with BRETT RATNER in final talks to direct.
Murphy approached the studio about reviving the franchise that cemented his status as a B.O. mega-star. Par brass were eager to land another picture with Murphy after he finished the Karey Kirkpatrick-directed "NowhereLand," which Paramount releases in June 2009.
The studio canvassed a number of directors before choosing Ratner. [Variety]
I can’t imagine a reason a studio would go with Brett Ratner, whom everyone hates, rather than pretty much anyone else. That’s like looking for a plastic surgeon and choosing the guy who killed Kanye West’s mom because, hey, at least you can remember his name. I will say this about a Ratner/Murphy partnership though – that set will probably be a great place to pick up trannies.