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.
Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office, had this to say in a statement about Beverly Hills Cop 4 coming to Detroit.
"We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise back to Michigan. This project will highlight locations throughout metro Detroit that speak to the city's heritage while making significant investments in the community by hiring Michigan workers and local businesses."
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.
The newest installment of Beverly Hills Cop, from the ultimate "fish-out-of-water" franchise, takes Axel Foley, who has been living a cushy life as a Beverly Hills Detective, back to Detroit during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in one of America's most tenacious cities.
In Fiscal Year 2014, 12 projects have been awarded a total of $56,995,553 on $219,694,344 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,445 hires with a full time equivalent of 1,148 jobs.
The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan's own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit: MichiganFilmOffice.org.