Bloomberg Interview with Hollywood Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Discusses New "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop"

High-profile Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is working on his next act. After a longtime partnership with Disney, he now has a first look movie deal with Paramount. Bruckheimer speaks with Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman about the new "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop" films in the works, and about his new book, "When Lightning Strikes."

On October 13, 2010, New York magazine reported that Paramount Pictures had made offers to Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott to make a sequel to Top Gun. Christopher McQuarrie had also received an offer to write the sequel's screenplay.

In March 2012, it was revealed by Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager Tom Burbage that the F-35 Lightning II will be used with Maverick as a test pilot in the Top Gun sequel.

The plot of the movie would focus on the role of drones and pilots in modern aerial warfare. The movie's release was set for 2014, but the suicide of Director Tony Scott on August 19, 2012 has delayed the schedule. Scott committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles, California, and rumors circulated that health issues were the motivation for his suicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reported that Scott "did not have any serious underlying medical conditions" and was not suffering from cancer.

Tony Scott was also the director for Beverly Hills Cop II. Paramount is progressing with the fourth installment of the  film, and on September 13, 2013, Jerry Bruckheimer, stated he is in talks to produce the 4th installment in the Beverly Hills Cop Movie Series. On December 6, 2013, it was announced that Eddie Murphy will again reprise the role of Axel Foley and Brett Ratner will direct.