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

Exclusive: Sam Neill confirms he's in Thor 3

23 Sep 2016

Chris Pratt is a big deal - and we couldn't be happier for him

Chris Pratt talks to Jimi Famurewa about stripping off, the pay gap and why he’s happy to be a piece of meat

22 Sep 2016

See the hilarious War On Everyone for FREE

ShortList Film Club gives you the chance to catch it first and for free

21 Sep 2016

Morgan Spurlock's 'Rats' documentary is the biggest horror of 2016

If you weren't already terrified of rats then you will be after this by Paddy Maddison

19 Sep 2016

Why does Bill Murray have no friends?

Is there are more sinister side to why Billy 'No Mates' Murray needs to be worshipped? by Tristan Cross

15 Sep 2016

Six reasons new thriller The Clan is unmissable

by Joe Ellison

15 Sep 2016

Daniel Radcliffe has issues in exclusive clip for new Neo-Nazi drama

He's come a long way since Harry Potter by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Stylised Sci-Fi posters bring new life to your favourite films

Your favourite Sci-Fi films reimagined by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Mad Max without special effects is still incredible

Those of a nervous disposition may wish to look away now. by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Does this confirm Wolverine dies in the next film?

Boyd Holbrook hints it might be the end of Logan's run

13 Sep 2016