Beverly Hills Cop 4 May Begin Filming This Summer
Jerry Bruckheimer has been extremely vocal about potential projects while on the publicity trial for his new book, "When Lightning Strikes." He has floated the Top Gun 2 theory about Maverick versus military drones to multiple outlets. And now he’s dropping fresh details about a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie, which still appears to be centered around Eddie Murphy’s fast-talking police officer, Axel Foley.
During an interview with Bloomberg (which you can view below), Bruckheimer said that they are still finishing the script for Beverly Hills Cop 4 -- or whatever it ends up being called – with tentative plans to shoot in a few months. He said:
We're in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we're moving forward. Hopefully we'll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get rolling on it. We're going to take Eddie back to Detroit - he's going to be in Beverly Hills and we take him to Detroit. So we're going to have some fun with him, he's really excited about doing it."
You had me at Murphy. Then you lost me a little bit at Ratner. But I circled back around at the idea of bringing Murphy back to Detroit. The fish-out-of-water scenario from the initial movie flips its script a bit to see if a now-pampered police officer can go back to his gritty, Motown roots. Intriguing.
And, it will be in a theater. As you might recall, CBS entertained the notion of bringing the Cop story back to life as a weekly police procedural, with Brandon T. Jackson as Foley’s son – also a cop. The pilot never got picked up by the network, and plans for a forth movie instead continued to move along.
Let’s remember Axel during his best days:
Bruckheimer ran through a few other quick updates on planned projects, but didn’t share any significant news. When it comes to a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, the producer says it’s "hopefully moving forward" (which is a back track from a sequel that already had a title and a villain). And the Top Gun sequel is in the works… as it has been for years. Here’s the Bruckheimer interview in its entirety. We’re going to go listen to "Axel F" on a loop for the rest of the day.
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