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Beverly Hills Cop IV Is Go
In active development, at least...

30 November 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Nessie being landed by a child with a toy fishing rod. Martians arriving and admitting that the whole Jesus thing was “pretty much a big prank by students”. Uwe Boll winning an Oscar.

As the years passed, we’ve begun to believe that all of the above were more likely than Eddie Murphy jumping back into Axel Foley’s shoes and thwarting more crooks on the streets of Beverly Hills.  After years of false starts and unlikely premises, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Foley and co were gone for good, particularly after the third film, which limped into cinemas in 1994, made a fragment of the box office enjoyed by its forebears.

But what a difference Shrek success and a little positive word of mouth about Dreamgirls can make – Murphy’s gearing back up to make a new Beverly Hills Cop and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will be producing, and clearly realises the challenges ahead. “Axel Foley is one of the great action-comedy characters, a character that Eddie loves. I'm lucky enough to help bring it back," di Bonaventura told Variety. "This genre is missing from the landscape."

Can Murphy still make it as Axel? Time for the forums to light up, we think…

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RE: £"**&()_$$%£"!!
L: EVILSPEAK Fucking jesus! What next after this and Rocky and Rambo being ressurected? Stakeout 3? Dirty Harry 6? Police Academy 8? Lethal Weapon 5? Iron Eagle 5? Someone tell Hollyweird the 80's ended 16 years ago ffs! sp; I'm sure I heard that they were going to make another Police Academy film.  Oh the horror... More

Posted by Wedge at 15:10 on 07 December 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Is it possible to type sarcasm?
ha ha ha that would be nice! nice as london to brighton thriller film! great movie though. More

Posted by penny28 at 03:50 on 07 December 2006 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Timon Nothing would make me happier seeing Murphy back as Axel F all know it would be a watered down family affair. would be the 'foul mouthed jerk from out of town' and instead we'd have the Murphy of Norbit, Haunted Mansion and Shrek. s very much an 80's franchise with the synch music and tunes like 'The Heat Is On' and "Neutron Dance', putting this into the 21st Century would be......wrong. nly someone could convince Eddie to swear again. Come on Eddie. On mo More

Posted by princessa at 18:33 on 05 December 2006 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
LOLZOMGWTF!!!!ELEVEN Meh. It's the only reasonably good set of films Murphy has ever done apart from 48 Hours. Lets face it, he's shit in everything else, and the best thing he has done since BHC is the voice of a donkey. More

Posted by UTB at 13:38 on 04 December 2006 | Report This Post

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This will only work if they have Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Paul Reiser all return. Also they'll need that classic music theme (which they probably will have). More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 11:49 on 01 December 2006 | Report This Post

1 n 2 were two of the best comedies ever IMO, 3 was shit but i remain hopeful that axel foley can do the business a fourth time. More

Posted by tobi at 19:13 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

RE: THE 80'S REBORN!
It could work but I'm not overly keen on this Lorenzo chap producing, the first two (meaning decent) films where very much the product of Jerry Bruckhiemer and Don Simpson and without those two (or without Bruckheimer at least, Simpson's dead) I'm none too enthused. More

Posted by paulyboy at 17:35 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Beverly Hills Cop IV Is Go
Considering how much of a steaming pile of ogre-shit the third one was, this one is bound to suck. Unless Murphy is allowed to say fuck again. More

Posted by Kazuya at 17:32 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

RE: THE 80'S REBORN!
Gotta be full on foul mouthed Eddie for this to have a chance More

Posted by Det. Frank Drebin at 14:43 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

THE 80'S REBORN!
Wow didn't think this would happen but 12 years ago was the last one but to be very honest can someone let Joe Dante get a freakin awesome idea for GREMLINS 3 please with puttes (no they don't need to be CGI Dante) I thik we deserve it after 15 years of waiting. Maybe Ghostbusters 3 as well. More

Posted by thegodfathers at 13:11 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

RE: £"**&()_$$%£"!!
Fucking jesus! What next after this and Rocky and Rambo being ressurected?   Stakeout 3? Dirty Harry 6? Police Academy 8? Lethal Weapon 5? Iron Eagle 5?   Someone tell Hollyweird the 80's ended 16 years ago ffs! More

Posted by EVILSPEAK at 12:39 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

£"**&()_$$%£"!!
There better be some bloody swearing in it! U cant have BHC without swearing! So get i right and try to avoid stupid stroys like ridiculosu guns sold to anyone at a gun fair! (oh wait, taht already happened!) More

Posted by clarkkent at 12:04 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

Where will it end?
Before you know it they'll be making Rocky VI and Rambo 4... What do you mean "I should read this months Empire?!" Oh OK, BHC 4 in contention for 2008 Oscars then! More

Posted by pawsey at 11:37 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

Call me optimistic, but...
I'm choosing to regard this as a good thing. If they can convince Eddie to swear, of course. I seem to remember QT having some thoughts on the subject, and if a BVC 4 is good enough for QT, it's good enough for me. More

Posted by mebbetheywasinjuns at 10:42 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

Is it possible to type sarcasm?
I hope the Crazy Frog does the theme tune! More

Posted by UGonnaBarkAllDayDog? at 10:41 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

How many decades later?
The last one was utter rubbish. They should have left well enough alone. More

Posted by jpt1976 at 10:09 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

RE:
Nothing would make me happier seeing Murphy back as Axel F but we all know it would be a watered down family affair. Gone would be the 'foul mouthed jerk from out of town' and instead we'd have the Murphy of Norbit, Haunted Mansion and Shrek.   'Cop' is very much an 80's franchise with the synch music and tunes like 'The Heat Is On' and "Neutron Dance', putting this into the 21st Century would be......wrong.   If only someone could convince Eddie to swear again. More

Posted by Timon at 09:34 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

I wish them luck. but neither of the sequels were anywhere near as good as the original film. Much as I'd love to see it, I can't help but think BHC was a film of the 80s and that's where it should remain. Where do you take Axel in the noughties...? More

Posted by Primus at 08:58 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

noooooooooooo!
why,oh why oh why.is this the year of bringing out the old franchies, has hollywood lost all creativity of late? More

Posted by dvddave at 08:43 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

Oh dear god no! More

Posted by groucho at 08:24 on 30 November 2006 | Report This Post

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