Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have today signed a three-year first-look deal, Deadline reports. Among the projects now being targeted for production are a sequel to the 1986 Tony Scott hit Top Gun and a reboot of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.
The Top Gun followup has been in the works for some time with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Scott was interested in returning to the director's chair himself prior to his tragic passing last year.
Beverly Hills Cop, meanwhile, has also been looking for a way to return the screen. A recent iteration would have continued the franchise with Brandon T. Jackson starring as the son of Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley. Developed as a CBS pilot, the would-be series did not get picked up. There's no word, at the moment, as to what form a fourth big screen feature will take, but check back for details as they become available. Brett Ratner is attached to direct.