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Eddie Murphy and Paramount Team Up for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Posted July 29, 2013 04:26 PM by Webmaster

Paramount


Paramount Pictures has asked Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to write a script for a new Beverly Hills Cop film. According to early reports, Eddie Murphy has already agreed to return as Detective Axel Foley.

Appelbaum and Nemec also penned the script for Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner.

Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey announced that the studio is also teaming up with Sony Pictures Television to co-produce a pilot for a series based on Martin Brest's original film. See our news article here.

Note: Beverly Hills Cop is already available on Blu-ray in the United States. You can see our listing and review of this release here.


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McCrutchy
  Jul 29, 2013
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"You're not gonna fall for the banana in the tailpipe?"
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Vegetto1083
  Jul 29, 2013
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Does this mean we'll get a box set of all 4 before 2 and 3 get individual releases?

TinaFan1
  Jul 29, 2013
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Be nice seeing Eddie back in a funny film and looking older

AKORIS
  Jul 29, 2013
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my first reaction was to say "desperate move Eddie!" but then I remembered Stallone revisiting RAMBO and ROCKY.... and ending up making 2 of my favorite movies of those franchises....

sygnus
  Jul 29, 2013
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Ghost Protocol had some smart writing and cool set pieces so these two writers may come up with something worthy of the first two films. I would still like to see the discarded pilot TV episode (especially considering the talent involved) but a theatrical sequel is great news. We MUST, as a people, speak out in unison to keep Ratner from getting anywhere near this thing though.

BouCoupDinkyDau
  Jul 29, 2013
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Given the generally sad state of the cop comedy sub-genre these days, and Murphy's mostly declining track record since Pluto Nash, I don't see much to get excited about. The first two films are worth owning as a discounted double feature set, but Lethal Weapons I-III took the basic formula and improved upon it, surpassing Murphy's films in almost every way.

I have a feeling I'll be saying "meh" to BHC4 as I watch it on video.

Guydowood
  Jul 29, 2013
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They gotta bring back Ronny Cox and John Ashton.

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wnicholas76
  Jul 29, 2013
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If this doesn't return Eddie Murphy back to his former glory, then I don't know what will... Other than that, looking forward to Beverly Hills Cop 4!!

Graham1138
  Jul 29, 2013
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Sequels like this from the 80's (arguably the most imaginative decade for film) need to stay dead. Have any remakes of movies from the 80's or sequels done well? No! When was the last time Eddie Muprhy was in a good movie, gave a good performance or been in a movie that's done well? The 80's. This movie is going to suck, end of story. Eddie Muprhy is a relic, his humor and style just don't work anymore, he's like Jerry Lewis, let Eddie Murphy host a telethon for his transgender hookers to get an operation.

rafaelsalguero
  Jul 29, 2013
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This could be the return of Director Martin Brest too?? After 10 years since 'Gigli' (2003)
brooks5333
  Jul 29, 2013
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There was a third one?
penguin
  Jul 29, 2013
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I liked 1 & 2 but thought 3 was terrible, the formula had run dry. God knows what we will get for 4, Eddie Murphy is not aging well and I dread to think what this will be like.....

dannalexcon
  Jul 29, 2013
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Could this be the return and true comeback of the once great Eddie Murphy? I'm feeling optimistic...so bring it on!

darthtron
  Jul 29, 2013
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I heard that the film was/is going to be called either: "Beverly Hills Cop 4: Career Suicide" or "Beverly Hills Cop 4: Career Homicide", per Eddie Murphy's number 1 demand/condition for him staring in the film!!! LOL!!!!!

Kakihara
  Jul 29, 2013
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Better this than another remake/reboot with another run of the mill rapper or teeny bopper taking over the iconic Axel Foley character.

Mister Ten
  Jul 29, 2013
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Hasn't a BHC4 been bandied about before? It could be good, could be bad. I'll withhold judgment until the movie starts to come to fruition.

Mr. Joshua
  Jul 29, 2013
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Beverly Hills Cop... Stop... Lethal Weapon... Stop... All the sequels SUCK!

mcfddj74
  Jul 29, 2013
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If this has a PG-13 attached to it..............................

Paul.R.S
  Jul 29, 2013
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Yet another set of writers taking yet another stab at COP 4. We'll of course have see if this moves from development to a greenlight.

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Danielle Ni Dhighe
  Jul 29, 2013
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"When was the last time Eddie Muprhy was in a good movie, gave a good performance or been in a movie that's done well?"

The Shrek films, of which he was on integral cast member.

CandyStalker
  Jul 29, 2013
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Wow, what a terrific idea. It will absolutely be one of the best movies ever made and will probably sweep the Oscars too. Eddie Murphy has never made a bad movie. This is so much better than a movie without a number after the title. I never get tired of sequels.

Oops, gotta go. It's medication time.
Daytripper
  Jul 29, 2013
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Yeah, it is a desperate move on Murphy's part. He's been box-office poison for years. Didn't help that most of the movies sucked. But like AKORIS said, the last two Rambo and Rocky movies were much much better than anyone expected. And I'm not even a Stallone fan (FWIW, I hate those "Expendable" films). THE worst sequel to an 80's film that is being kicked around? "Triplets"! The sequel to "Twins" that absolutely no one asked for or wants. Also rumored to be starring Eddy Murphy. As the third brother. But the twist is, he's black! Oh, the hilarity!

zkirkland
  Jul 29, 2013
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If it is not rated R, then don't even waste my time.

pEgLeG
  Jul 29, 2013
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This will probably suck.

Maggot
  Jul 29, 2013
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Given that the Landis directed BHC 3 was a total mess and a piece of crap, they can only go up from where they left off.

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Tony K.
  Jul 29, 2013
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I really hope this turns out to be rated R, that's when Murphy's at his best. Just look at Ice Cube in "21 Jump Street" as compared to his "family movies." R-rated = more potential funny.

sackexchange
  Jul 29, 2013
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I'm a big fan of 80's movies and could watch all 3 BHC movies over and over. With that said bring on #4! Maybe now I can get 2 & 3 on Blu.

malja316
  Jul 30, 2013
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I hope this is a return to form and blows away part 3...let's do this, Eddie!

phoenixandrew
  Jul 30, 2013
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Both the second and third movies were not as good as the first and I predict the fourth will be a dog. I also predict it won't pull in as much money as the first three films. Eddie Murphy is past his prime. He's too 1980s for the 21st Century. Even in his third movie there were no such thing as smartphones, DVD players, HDTVs, satellite dishes, the Internet and Apple didn't have any useful products at that time. Even the first iMac didn't exist. Non-linear editing for film and video didn't exist either. Axel Foley won't be able to adapt to today's world.
Mr Blue
  Jul 30, 2013
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I think they should get the team behind 21 Jump Street involved, then it might work. I didn't like Ghost Protocol at all. Still, who knows, Murphy as Foley one more time might inspire him to get back to greatness.

mishal
  Jul 30, 2013
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I am hearing "Stir it up" song in the back of my head.

VanDammage80
  Jul 30, 2013
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Better be rated R.
blame_thatcher
  Jul 30, 2013
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Did Paramount look at their release schedule and decide they needed to fill it with an unwanted sequel?

baheidstu
  Jul 30, 2013
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While the rest of his fellow Detroit cops struggle financially thanks to the bankruptcy ruling, Axel Foley f*cks off to California one more time to scam some more free accommodation from a luxury hotel/private mansion.

slimdude
  Jul 30, 2013
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I'm not sure if another Beverly Hills Cop sequel, is going to work after all these many years. Since the franchise, Eddie Murphy's movie career, and popularity has diminished significantly. The movies that he has starred in for the past few years, have been terrible, and box office flops. Paramount may be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat with Beverly Hills Cop 4, to help rejuvenate Eddie Murphy movie career, but it would be a miracle.

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thedarkangel1975
  Jul 30, 2013
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I liked the 1st, the 2nd was okay at best, and 3rd was totally forgettable. I am not sure if this is a good idea.

cynatnite
  Jul 30, 2013
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Beverly Hills Cop 4: Please Axel, don't try to be cool like my dad.

That's how much I'm looking forward to this.

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Spitfrnd
  Jul 30, 2013
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I'm for it. I loved 1 AND 2. 3 was a bust but I blame the writing for that mostly. Let's hope they can recapture the spirit of 1 and 2.

TaxiTodd
  Jul 30, 2013
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I really feel sorry for Eddie, didn't realize he needed work that badly.
DanHettersen
  Jul 30, 2013
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I'm willing to give this a chance. Like others have said, it could be great but it could be terrible.

Rainman208
  Jul 30, 2013
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Let's hope they don't restrain Eddie. If Eddie still "has it" I hope they let him loose to do his thing. (ie: Shrek 1 & Mulan1).

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NY Yankees 23 2
  Jul 30, 2013
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Just a little while ago I ordered the trilogy set from Germany. Looks like the US will get it soon now too if BHC4 comes to fruition.

Well it cant be worse than BHC3, thats just impossible. And as others have said... if its not rated R, dont bother!

jpb07
  Jul 30, 2013
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The first 2 + first 15 minutes of the 3rd made for a solid franchise. Yes, they used what happened as motivation for Axel to go back to BH but it also took away one of the most underrated, much needed characters in the series. One of the best "R" comedy scenes of all-time happened in that first confrontation between Axel and Todd at the station.

The sad thing is because of how BH3 began, I would be shocked if this was anything more than pushing the PG-13 line without going into R territory. Or maybe they'll surprise us and go back to use the structure of the first one for this one. I don't think Paul Reiser will be too difficult to get on board. Also, didn't Eddie say he was done with "R" movies? Perhaps he'll back down from that stance now that his kids are old enough for those movies.

RickWJ324
  Jul 31, 2013
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I absolutely LOVED BHC1 and 2. 3 was bad. I'm an old school Eddie Murphy fan and have honestly hated almost everything he's done for such a long time now...it'll be nice to see him return to this character. As long as the writing is solid, it's R rated, and Eddie can return to his 'old self' I could see this being a hit. I miss Eddie Murphy!!

As bad as most of his recent movies have been, you can't deny movies like Trading Places, 48 Hrs, BHC, Delirious, Raw, and a few others. And his days on SNL were the funniest that show has ever been!!

BTW... I saw him live in Richmond VA during his RAW tour.... AWESOME!!

Iron Eagle 74
  Aug 01, 2013
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Oh God, as if the third one wasn't bad enough.


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