Brett Ratner Directing ‘Conan’?

He is still looking to direct a fourth ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ film.

It is official. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Ratner is definitely going to direct the next big screen outing of everyone's favorite barbarian Conan. While he preps for that film, he will also continue to push forward on a forth installment of the hugely popular Eddie Murphy franchise Beverly Hills Cop.

Beverly Hills Cop IV is nearing a set start date at Paramount, where Ratner has recently set up shop. It looks like that film will more than likely head into actual production before Conan gets a chance to start shooting.

The current Conan script has been written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly. The writers are doing a quick rewrite to incorporate some of Ratner's own ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in 2010. Beverly Hills Cop IV will most likely debut in the summer of 2010, with Wanted scribes Michael Brandt and Derek Haas currently working hard on the screenplay.

Conan the Barbarian was released August 19th, 2011 and stars Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Bob Sapp, Leo Howard, Steven O'Donnell. The film is directed by Marcus Nispel.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Eddie Murphy. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter

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Comments (19)

  1. knobie09

    at least rush hour 4?

    6 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  2. RavenX5 God of Light

    SH*T,why him?!?!?

    6 years agoby @hackx9Flag

  3. The Anarchist

    It's not like we really care.
    You know that the movie's gonna suck anyway, so at least this keeps him busy. This way he won't be able to destroy something potentially good.

    6 years agoby @dr-manhattanFlag

  4. GK

    aww sh*t.

    6 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  5. WonderWomyn

    They need to leave Conan alone. It's bad enough Conan The Destroyer sucked.

    6 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  6. knobie09

    i pray this becomes a hit,so ratner can go back and finish rush hour 4,and x-men 4 so he can bring back cyclops and jean!!!

    6 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  7. Raoul Duke

    Someone needs to direct Ratner into traffic

    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  8. The Dark Knight

    uh nothin special any more

    6 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  9. JR

    this is going to be utter sh*t!

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  10. The CryptKeeper

    Brett Ratner is nothing special.

    I liked Red Dragon, and teh Rush Housr films, but as far as his directing, nothing special.

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  11. tyler13d

    Ratner's not an enemy Conan can beat...

    6 years agoby @tyler13dFlag

  12. DarkTower19

    It's not like those movies would be good anyway...might as well be directed by Ratner

    6 years agoby @darktower19Flag

  13. ed_wood

    Well, there goes that one.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  14. Phatlightning

    lol i'll be Brett Ratner... "HA, you see Hollywood? You couldn't keep me out forever! Muahahahaha!! I'll eat your children! Leave your doors unlocked!" yea something along those lines..

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  15. T.Clark

    *sigh* Rob Zombie, I actually would've preferred you for a change...*sigh*

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. Diaigma

    ...a remake of a big, large, muscular man...

    Yep, that's the kind of movie Brett would direct! :P

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  17. Moviemaster75

    ah.... brett ratner... get a life

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  18. Brian


    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  19. coast2coast


    6 years agoby @coast2coastFlag

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