Beverly Hills Cop 4??

May 30, 2008 at 8:56 am | Posted in Eddie Murphy | Leave a comment
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If the news that 90210 is coming back didn’t get you excited, well maybe this will. Another Beverly Hills hit is making a comeback.

On the heels of the successful revival of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, Paramount Pictures has set in motion a fourth instalment of “Beverly Hills Cop”, with Eddie Murphy on board to once again portray Axel Foley.

The 47-year-old actor will return to his role as the Detroit detective after 14 years.

The sequel reprises the hit film about a black, US east coast policeman’s misadventures in the posh and laid-back Beverly Hills.

“Beverly Hills Cop 4” is scheduled to begin production next year in anticipation of a summer 2010 release.

According to reports, it was Murphy’s idea to revive the film series.

The original “Beverly Hills Cop”, released in 1984, grossed US$316 million worldwide and spawned two sequels. Together, the three films grossed some US$713 million dollars worldwide.

The first and second films were lucrative, but the last instalment in 1994 was a critical and commercial flop, limping only to earn slightly more than US$40 million domestically.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original “Beverly Hills Cop” trilogy with late partner Don Simpson, will not be actively involved in the new film.

However, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the man who brought us “Transformers”, will return as producer. Brett Ratner, whose previous credits include “X Men: The Last Stand” and the “Rush Hour” action trilogy, is in negotiations to direct.

You can catch Murphy in a number of upcoming films like “Meet Dave” and “NowhereLand” before “Beverly Hills Cop 4” hits theatres.

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