Beverly Hills Cop 4

Paramount is moving forward with a fourth installment in the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise, Eddie Murphy is attached to reprise his role as Detroit detective Axel Foley.

The three original films grossed $712.9 million worldwide. The last was released in 1994.

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Promo Uses Eddie Murphy's Laugh Brilliantly

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Promo Uses Eddie Murphy's Laugh Brilliantly

Beverly Hills Cop is a franchise that is still much loved, yet not represented well by its sequels. For years now, we've been promised Beverly Hills Cop 4, which was originally set for 2016 release but has stalled due to scripting issues. There was also a planned CBS series that would have revolved around Axel Foley's son, but it never made it past the pilot stage. While we await any sign that a new adventure for the Detroit cop is actually happening, we have a new promo that puts star Eddie Murphy's laugh to brilliant use.

British TV channel Film4 is planning a Beverly Hills Cop marathon for next week. While it won't include the first-ever public viewing of the Beverly Hills Cop pilot, which actually featured Eddie Murphy reprising his iconic role, it does include the first blockbuster hit, the legendary Beverly Hills Cop, as well as the much-less well-received sequels Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 3. The promo for the marathon brilliantly takes Eddie Murphy's iconic laugh and sets it to the Beverly Hills Cop theme by Harold Faltermeyer, also known as The Axel F. Theme.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Bumped from 2016, Movie Still Happening

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Bumped from 2016, Movie Still Happening

Fans who were looking forward to the return of Axel Foley next year will have to wait a bit longer. Paramount Pictures has taken Beverly Hills Cop 4 off its release schedule. It was initially slated to debut on March 25, 2016, but no new release date was given for the sequel. If it would have stayed in that release slot, it would have had to go up against the superhero adventure Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Eddie Murphy is set to return as Axel Foley, but the actor revealed in January that the script isn't quite ready yet, which could be the reason why this was pulled from the release schedule. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) are writing the screenplay, with Brett Ratner attached to direct and Jerry Bruckheimer producing. It isn't known if any of the other original Beverly Hills Cop stars such as Judge Reinhold and John Ashton will return for the sequel.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Is Not Ready Yet Says Eddie Murphy

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Is Not Ready Yet Says Eddie Murphy

Beverly Hills Cop 4 was originally expected to start filming in fall of last year, so that it could land on its intended March 25, 2016 release date. Delays occurred, and it seems, at least according to Eddie Murphy, that it was because the script wasn't right. At this time, Brett Ratner is still attached to direct. He previously worked with Eddie Murphy on Tower Heist. And the duo were set to collaborate on the 2012 Oscar ceremony, but both dropped out before it could happen.

The current Beverly Hills Cop 4 script draft comes from Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who caught heat for some of their poor decisions in writing 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That fact may provide some clues as to what has Eddie Murphy so bothered by the screenplay.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Returns Axel Foley to Detroit

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Returns Axel Foley to Detroit

The Michigan Film Office announced today that Paramount Pictures' feature film Beverly Hills Cop 4, starring Eddie Murphy, directed by Brett Ratner and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is slated for release in March of 2016, and has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The project is expected to film in Detroit and surrounding communities.

The Beverly Hills Cop production was approved for an estimated rebate of $13.5 million based on up to $56,644,792 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to employ approximately 352 Michigan workers during the film's shoot, with a full time equivalent of 318 jobs.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Gets March 2016 Release Date

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Gets March 2016 Release Date

Paramount Pictures has issued a March 25, 2016 release date for the upcoming sequel Beverly Hills Cop 4, while Warner Bros. issued the exact same release date to its thriller Geostorm. No other movies are currently scheduled for relaese on that date.

After being rumored for several years, Beverly Hills Cop 4 finally got back on track at Paramount in December, after Jerry Bruckheimer finalized his first-look deal with the studio. Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his iconic role as Axel Foley, with Brett Ratner directing from a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec which is based on the failed pilot that CBS did not order to series. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer also revealed earlier this month that production will begin later this year, with a story that takes Axel Foley back to his hometown of Detroit.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Shooting This Year

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Shooting This Year

Last we http://movieweb.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-5-not-yet-greenlit-at-disney/heard, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the series, has not yet been greenlit by Disney. That hasn't stopped producer Jerry Bruckheimer from claiming the sequel will be shooting before year's end. He also claims that Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be up and running by then as well.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was originally set to be released July 10, 2015, in a summer overcrowded with tentpole blockbusters. It was delayed so that directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning could revamp the script by Jeff Nathanson.

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‘Top Gun 2’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Back on Track at Paramount

‘Top Gun 2’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Back on Track at Paramount

Jerry Bruckheimer has finalized a new three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, with the sequels Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4 among the first projects he plans on getting off the ground. We reported in September that the producer is not renewing his deal with Disney, which expires next year. His deal with Paramount begins in April 2014.

Top Gun 2 has been in development for quite some time, but we haven't heard anything about the sequel since director Tony Scott committed suicide last August. Tom Cruise is attached to star, reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the original Top Gun. Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script last March, but it isn't known if he is still involved.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel in Development with Eddie Murphy

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel in Development with Eddie Murphy

Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec have been enlisted to to write the script for this Paramount Pictures sequel.