The long-awaited installment to one of Paramount’s most iconic action-comedy franchises, BEVERLY HILLS COP 4, has landed directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role as Axel Foley – a role that helped catapult him to stardom in the 1980s.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but is continue the adventures of the wisecracking, rules-breaking cop as he finds himself going from Beverly Hills to Detroit. The script has undergone multiple iterations, with Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec penning the most recent draft.
Jerry Bruckheimer will produce through his Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
The Belgian directors recently scored a critical indie hit with their drama Black, which won the Discovery Programme Filmmakers Award at TIFF. The directors are currently in development with The Big Fix, which centers on the true story of a former police officer who uncovers an international game fixing scandal in the world of soccer. That film is set up at 20th Century Fox with Peter Chernin Producing.
The Beverly Hills Cop reboot has been in the works for years, with multiple false starts along the way. Producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Jay Stern were previously attached to the project, while Brett Ratner was previously in talks to direct. The original franchise grossed $735 million worldwide – or about $1 billion when adjusted for inflation.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.