Axel Foley is back! Paramount has decided to put another Beverly Hills Cop movie into development.
News of a 4th BHC movie were first confirmed in July, when it was announced that Eddie Murphy would reprise his role as Axel Foley.
Paramount Pictures, in a new 3-year deal the studio signed with super producer Jerry Bruckheimer, has set a March 25, 2016 release date. Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be the first project made under this new deal, which brings both Bruckheimer and Paramount together again (they launched the franchise together, along with Bruckheimer’s late partner Don Simpson, back in the 1980s).
It’s also been reported that Brett Ratner is now attached to direct. He last directed Eddie in 2011’s Tower Heist.
Speaking of reboots of Bruckheimer-Simpson-Paramount 1980s hit movies, also under this new deal, the long-in-the-works Top Gun sequel, with Tom Cruise back to star, is also on the table.