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Netflix Teams Up With Paramount For Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4

Netflix has successfully acquired the rights from Paramount Pictures to produce the long-in development fourth installment to the 1984 action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop with Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as Detective Axel Foley. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two films alongside the late Don Simpson, has also signed on to return for Beverly Hills Cop 4 as a producer in behalf of Paramount Pictures.

This marks the second collaboration between Murphy and the streaming service, who have recently put out the comedy biopic Dolemite Is My Name. The deal also includes an option on a Beverly Hills Cop 5.

Beverly Hills Cop was directed by Martin Brest from a script written by Daniel Petrie Jr. It followed the story of street-smart Detroit detective Axel Foley, who went to Beverly Hills, California to investigate the murder of his best friend Mikey, played by James Russo. The film also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher and Ronny Cox. It also earned two Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and was the highest-grossing film in 1984 with a gross of $234 million.

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Walt Disney Pictures Set To Distribute Future Indiana Jones Films

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Disney and Paramount Pictures have announced they have reached a marketing and distribution agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Under the arrangement, Disney gains marketing and distribution rights to future films, in addition to retaining its current ownership rights which it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm. Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

George Lucas had last discussed a potential fifth big screen outing for Henry Jones, Jr. back in 2011, suggesting that a story was already in place, but that the film was still in need of a MacGuffin. A term popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, a MacGuffin refers to a narrative element that drives the story forward.

The Indiana Jones series is famous for making the MacGuffin the object of Jones’ search. In Raiders of the Lost Ark it’s the Ark of the Convenant, in Temple of Doom it’s the Sankara Stones, in The Last Crusade it’s the Holy Grail and, most recently, in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s the skull itself.

Although Disney will distribute any new entries in the franchise, Paramount retains the distribution rights to the first four films.

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Paramount Announces First of Its Kind World War Z Mega Ticket

Paramount Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group are bringing Brad Pitt’s highly anticipated film “World War Z” in RealD 3D to audiences in five cities across the U.S. ahead of its worldwide theatrical release with a first-ever exclusive World War Z Mega Ticket movie package.

Packages include one adult ticket to an advance RealD 3D showing of “World War Z” at participating theaters on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. and a small popcorn, one HD digital copy of the movie when it becomes available, one pair of “WORLD WAR Z” collector’s custom RealD 3D glasses, and one official full-size limited-edition movie poster, while supplies last.

“Regal is pleased to offer this ultimate fan event at five locations in conjunction with our partners at Paramount Pictures.  The interest and anticipation for Brad Pitt’s latest thriller is at a fever pitch and this ‘World War Z Mega Ticket’ offers a unique experience for our patrons,” stated Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer for Regal Entertainment Group.

Participating theaters:

Los Angeles: Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX

Houston: Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX

San Diego: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

Atlanta: Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Philadelphia: UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX

The film is already receiving early critical raves, with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone saying, “It’s everything you want in a blockbuster – smart, shifty, and scary as hell.”

For more information on the World War Z Mega Ticket packages, visit www.WorldWarZMovie.com/MegaTicket

World War Z Mega Tickets are available at http://www.fandango.com/worldwarz3dmegaticket_165509/movieoverview

General movie tickets are on sale now at www.fandango.com, www.movietickets.com and at theater box offices.

“World War Z” revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.  The film stars Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.

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The New Teaser Trailer For Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Paramount Pictures has debuted the new teaser trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The sequel, directed by Adam McKay, stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Nicole Kidman.

The film will be released on December 20, 2013.

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