Paramount Moving Forward with ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’

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The fourth film in the Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise is finally moving ahead.

Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who gathered attention with their 2015 crime-drama Black, have been hired to direct the long awaited next chapter.

Eddie Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer were apparently big fans of Black, met with the duo, and were happy to learn that they were both huge fans of the 1984 original.

Beverly Hills Cop 4, which is yet to be officially titled, has been written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, the writing/producing duo behind Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the two recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

According to Deadline, the site that broke the news regarding Paramount’s decision to hire the writers-directors, the fourth film “will bring Murphy’s street smart cop character Axel Foley back to his Detroit origins,” with a screenplay said to be “gritty with the trademark irreverent humor that powered the first three films.” Sounds good. Fingers crossed.

As of now, Paramount is reportedly aiming to get production started later this year or in early 2017 at the latest.