The veteran producer and the studio have signed a three-year agreement for theatrical films beginning in April, the parties said Friday.
The deal with Paramount marks a return to the studio where Bruckheimer had several big hits, including
"Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most creative and prolific producers in motion picture history," said Brad Grey, the studio's chairman and chief executive, in a statement. "His signature style has attracted huge global audiences and we are thrilled to have him back in the Paramount family."
The first movie to come out of the deal will be a new "Beverly Hills Cop," which is being written for
“It is great to be back at Paramount," Bruckheimer said in a statement. "I look forward to working with Brad Grey and his entire team."
In September, Bruckheimer and Disney announced that their first-look deal will not be renewed when it expires in 2014.
That long-standing partnership resulted in 27 movies, including blockbusters such as "The Rock," "Armageddon" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. The "Pirates" movies have grossed about $3.73 billion worldwide.
It also included some high-profile disappointments, such as
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