Brett Ratner

Director Brett Ratner Says Rotten Tomatoes Is the ‘Destruction’ of the Movie Business, Criticism Is Dead

by Erin Whitney 7 days ago
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With the rise of digital platforms and social media, the state of writing that originated in print was bound to change. We don’t pick up a newspaper anymore to look for movie showtimes, and we certainly don’t wait till the Sunday edition drops on our doorstep to read the latest reviews. Most American audiences want immediate, digestible analyses of the art they consume, and nowadays that means checking a movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score before forking out cash. For director and producer Brett Ratner though, the review aggregation website is biggest evil in the entertainment industry.

Matt Bomer Almost Played Superman in 2002 for Brett Ratner and J.J. Abrams

by Britt Hayes July 8, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
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Tim Burton’s Superman Lives is perhaps the most notorious of the Superman films that almost existed, but there’s another one you may have forgotten: in 2002, J.J. Abrams wrote a screenplay for a Superman film to be directed by Brett Ratner, with rumors of Josh Hartnett playing the lead. In a new interview, Magic Mike XXL star Matt Bomer reveals that Ratner selected him to play the Man of Steel, and he tested with some surprising actors.

Jim Carrey Commits to ‘True Crimes’ for Producer Brett Ratner

by Britt Hayes May 14, 2015 @ 6:54 PM
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Jim Carrey is getting back into the more serious side of acting, which has delivered mixed results in the past: he had hits with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Man on the Moon, but disappointed with The Number 23. His next project, like the latter, is also a crime thriller, but one that sounds a bit more promising as we enter yet another interesting period in the actor’s career.

'Rush Hour' TV Series in Development from Brett Ratner and 'Scrubs' Creator

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2014 @ 6:09 PM
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When 'Big' isn't big enough for the day, the movie-TV reboot goblet has spit out yet another name. The fourth installment in Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan's 'Rush Hour' franchise remains in limbo, though Brett Ratner and 'Scrubs' creator Bill Lawrence have reportedly entered development for a 'Rush Hour' TV series to fill the desperate void no one had ever noticed.

'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Is Actually Happening, Set for Release in March 2016

by Nick Romano May 2, 2014 @ 4:57 PM
'Beverly Hills Cop 4' seemed like one of those things that was fun to think about -- like 'Dredd 2' -- but would probably never happen. While rumors of it moving forward have been circulating the web for some time, Paramount has revealed that, yes, this will officially happen and has been given a release date for 2016.

'Hercules' Clip: See Dwayne Johnson's Epic Hero in Action

by Britt Hayes April 10, 2014 @ 11:25 AM
We've seen tons of pictures of Dwayne Johnson as the legendary hero from director Brett Ratner's 'Hercules,' but now you can see the action star in, well, action! In this new clip from the upcoming film, see Johnson's Hercules in his fabled lion's hood (which does look pretty badass, we gotta say) preparing to take on a whole army of bad guys.

'Hercules' Trailer: The Rock Is Both the Legend and the Truth

by Nick Romano March 25, 2014 @ 11:16 AM
Paramount Pictures
Though Kellan Lutz didn't quite cut it as the Grecian strongman -- in fact, his film rendition kinda bombed -- the first 'Hercules' trailer featuring The Rock as the legendary hero shows the A-lister and his director Brett Ratner have at least one advantage: a bigger budget.

'Hercules' First Look: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Really Is the Strongest Man Alive

by Nick Romano March 24, 2014 @ 8:55 AM
Paramount Pictures
Earlier this year, we saw what Renny Harlin's version of 'Hercules' looked like with 'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz in the title role, but now it's time for the strongman to take center stage. Brett Ratner is at the helm of this new adaptation of the 'Hercules' story with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the role he was born to play.

'Hercules' Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Is Coming in 2014 From Brett Ratner

by Damon Houx January 16, 2013 @ 8:24 PM
There’s a number of reasons to be excited for the making of and release of Brett Ratner‘s ‘Hercules,’ which will star Dwayne Johnson and looks to be a go project. Some reasons for being excited about this might be meaner than others, but regardless the news today is that the film has a release date: August 8, 2014.