TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that Paramount Pictures and Netflix have agreed to a deal to see the streaming giant make/produce Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4.
Netflix has picked up the rights to make a sequel to Beverly Hills Cop, with Eddie Murphy set to star and Jerry Bruckheimer set to produce, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Eddie had confirmed during the promotion of Dolemite Is My Name that he was planning on making Beverly Hills Cop 4 his next feature film once the Coming To America sequel wraps.
Last we heard, the fourth installment would focus on Axel Foley on a case during an intense heatwave in Detroit, another version is a snowstorm. However, we’ll see if that version of the project has survived the delays.
Eddie Murphy is coming off a career bump from Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time and is said to be making a return to stand-up comedy as well.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been in the works for ages but has had some trouble getting made for various reasons including Eddie’s schedule and the directors attached (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah) were recently busy making Bad Boys For Life, the third installment of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s action franchise.
When they’ll get cameras rolling is a little unknown at the moment.
After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER