Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Brett Ratner quits Oscars

ratner.jpg

It's not been a great week for Brett Ratner. Okay maybe swap 'week' with 'couple of years'.

The 'auteur' who tortured us with three Rush Hour films and Terminator: Salvation has seen his latest film Tower Heist disappoint at the US box office around the same time that he bragged to Howard Stern about "banging" Olivia Munn, just before he told a Q&A audience that "rehearsal is for fags".

So, in a move that will surprise no-one, he has now decided to quit his job as Oscars producer for next year's ceremony.

"Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the proudest moment of my career," a statement read. "But as painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents". Ermmm, did he watch the Oscars last year?

His Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy was confirmed as the host but it's not clear if he'll still be part of the show. What is confirmed though, is that Ratner will still produce the film version of Hong Kong Phooey, with Murphy onboard. So there'll be a definite chance of him messing up something else sacred instead.

(Image: Rex Features)

Related

meyer.jpg

Studio head blasts his own films

ANTHONY_HOPKINS_SSI32788.jpg

What we know about the Hannibal TV show

hero_filmposters.jpg

40 sequels that never happened

Comments

More

Watch the new trailer for Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets

It stars Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna and Herbie Hancock

by Dave Fawbert
24 May 2017

People are remembering Roger Moore's amazing newspaper correction

The most classically Roger Moore moment you can imagine

by Dave Fawbert
24 May 2017

Tom Cruise says 'Top Gun 2' is 'definitely happening'

But when Tom? When?!

by Dave Fawbert
24 May 2017

This story about Roger Moore will bring happiness to your day

What a great man

by Gary Ogden
23 May 2017

Let's all watch Alan Partridge's reenactment of 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

"Stop getting Bond wrong!"

by Dave Fawbert
23 May 2017

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are making a new comedy-horror together

It's called 'Slaughterhouse Rulez' and sounds A+

by Alex Finnis
17 May 2017

New trailer drops for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

It all ends here

by Matt Tate
16 May 2017

Why are Adam Sandler's deliberately terrible movies so irresistible?

They constantly get terrible ratings, and yep keep making big money. What's Adam Sandler's secret?

by Josh Pappenheim
15 May 2017

Ian McShane: “I haven’t seen a lot of films I’ve done”

We spoke to the veteran actor, and tried not to get distracted by how good he smelled

by Ralph Jones
10 May 2017

'Get Out' has broken records by raking in $200 million worldwide

Jordan Peele has become the first African-American writer-director to have his debut movie pass the $200 million mark

by Gary Ogden
09 May 2017