Jerry Bruckheimer to produce Beverly Hills Cop 4?

Rumours abound that he's also planning Bad Boys 3.

Jerry Bruckheimer could be back to produce the planned 'Beverly Hills Cop' sequel.

According to Variety, Bruckheimer, who produced the first two films with his legendary production partner Don Simpson, is said to be keen to get on board and is now in talks to do so.

Eddie Murphy and Paramount have been working on the project, and Bruckheimer's additional heft could push it through.

'Rush Hour's Brett Ratner has been mooted as a possible director, while 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol' writers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are lined up to pen the screenplay.

It would follow the now-aborted 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series, a pilot of which was filmed, but CBS decided not to take it to series.

It's also claimed that Bruckheimer is planning another high-profile action sequel – in the form of 'Bad Boys 3'.

The movie mogul followed up his success with the 'Beverly Hills Cop' films with 'Bad Boys' in 1995, the cop buddy movie starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

A sequel followed in 2003, but a mooted third film never materialised.

Lawrence has previously mentioned meeting with director Michael Bay and Will Smith about the possibility of a third film, but all has been quiet for the past few years.

Watch this space...