Jerry Bruckheimer has officially signed on with Paramount Pictures for a three-year, first look deal.
After almost 20 years with Disney, Bruckheimer announced in September that he would no longer be working with the company after his first-look deal expired at the end of 2013. Bruckheimer and Disney supposedly parted ways after a dismal box office performance from the summer blockbuster The Lone Ranger.
The biggest news from Friday’s reveal is the announcement that Bruckheimer’s first two projects with Paramount include a new Beverly Hills Cop film with Eddie Murphy and a new Top Gun sequel starring Tom Cruise.
“Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history,” Paramount CEO Brad Grey said. “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,” Bruckheimer said.