Earlier this summer, Paramount Pictures officially announced Beverly Hills Cop 4 would grace the silver screen. This despite the fact that they had yet to hire screenwriters and didn’t even have a story in place. They only had Eddie Murphy signed on to return and Brett Ratner was “in negotiations” to direct.
Cut to a few months later, and we now have screenwriters, ladies and germs!
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (i.e. the screenwriting duo behind 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted) have been officially hired after submitting an outline/treatment that was given the thumbs up by studio big-wigs, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ratner and Murphy himself.
I guess this takes Brandt and Haas out of Wanted 2 despite earlier reports.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 will begin filming next year for a Summer 2010 release.