Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have reached a three-year, first-look agreement for theatrical films that will begin in April 2014.
The deal was announced jointly by Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey and Jerry Bruckheimer, on behalf of Bruckheimer Films.
Bruckheimer’s first picture with the studio under the new deal is targeted to be a new Beverly Hills Cop, which is being written for Eddie Murphy by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, who together wrote Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
He will also produce Top Gun 2 for the studio, which is being developed with Skydance Productions and will star Tom Cruise.
In September, Disney and Bruckheimer agreed not renew their first-look deal - after 27 films, earning more than $5.4bn worldwide - when it expires in 2014. The studio and producer will continue working together on projects including the fifth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean.
“Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history,” said Grey. “His signature style has attracted huge global audiences and we are thrilled to have him back in the Paramount family.”
“It is great to be back at Paramount. I look forward to working with Brad Grey and his entire team,” said Bruckheimer.
Bruckheimer’s credits includes Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, and Flashdance (with Paramount), as well as the blockbuster Bad Boys, National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.
His films have been honored with 41 Academy Award nominations (six wins), 23 Golden Globe nominations (four wins) and have earned worldwide revenues of over $16bn in box office, video and recording receipts.
A total of 19 of his films have exceeded the $100m mark in US box office receipts.