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mrpayroll 11-30-06 10:08 AM

Beverly Hills Cop 4 (D: ?) S: Murphy -- Netflix
 
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1


Posted: Wed., Nov. 29, 2006, 10:00pm PTMurphy back for more 'Beverly Hills Cop'

Star, Paramount, di Bonaventura prepping fourth Foley film
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, DAVE MCNARY


Eddie Murphy is hitting the beat for "Beverly Hills Cop IV," working with Paramount in collaring Lorenzo di Bonaventura as producer.

The new regime at Par is keen on reviving the classic action-comedy franchise, which features Murphy as detective Axel Foley.

Murphy will work closely with Par and di Bonaventura in reinvigorating and updating the once-lucrative property. Project is out to writers.

Thesp, who will next be in theaters with "Dreamgirls," has always been attached to star in the fourth installment.

The first two pics in the franchise, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and his former partner Don Simpson, did enormous box office.

"Beverly Hills Cop," released in 1984, grossed more than $234.7 million domestically and another $81 million overseas. The next installment, released in 1987, took in more than $153.6 million in the U.S. and another $146 million overseas.

The franchise ran into trouble with the release of "Beverly Hills Cop III" in 1994. Pic grossed only $44 million domestically.

Bruckheimer wasn't involved with the third entry and won't be a producer on "Beverly Hills Cop IV" considering everything else he has on his plate.

Di Bonaventura, who has a producing deal at Par, said it will be a challenge to do the fourth installment as well as the previous films.

"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 said. "This genre is missing from the landscape."

Murphy is in post-production with "Norbit." He also reprises his voice role in the upcoming "Shrek the Third." He is repped by William Morris Agency.

If they do this, they need to get back tot he grittiness of the first one. But it will probably end up being PG-13.

Chris

Groucho 11-30-06 10:14 AM

I just hope Judge Reinhold's schedule is free enough so he can reprise his role!

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. 11-30-06 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
I just hope Judge Reinhold's schedule is free enough so he can reprise his role!

I think he's busy doing more Santa Clause movies

RocShemp 11-30-06 10:41 AM

Yeah this'd only work if it's like the first and second films. But I think mrpayroll is right in fearing this'll be a PG-13 outing. Sure the third was R but given how that one was basically a parody of the first two, I wouldn't be suprised if IV followed suit and ended up being PG-13 to boot.

dsa_shea 11-30-06 10:49 AM

Beverly Hills Kindergarten Cop is what this will probably turn out to be.

Ghostface180 11-30-06 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by dsa_shea
Beverly Hills Kindergarten Cop is what this will probably turn out to be.

Or maybe even Beverly Hills Cop Day Care

DRG 11-30-06 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
I just hope Judge Reinhold's schedule is free enough so he can reprise his role!

His role, along with Taggart and Serge, will all be played by Eddie this time around.

Shannon Nutt 11-30-06 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
I just hope Judge Reinhold's schedule is free enough so he can reprise his role!

Forget Judge...the real reason III was so lacking was because of the absence of John Ashton. I hope an effort is made to bring "Taggart" back.

Linko 11-30-06 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Forget Judge...the real reason III was so lacking was because of the absence of John Ashton. I hope an effort is made to bring "Taggart" back.

No kidding! I'm one of the few who still really liked the third movie but that's because the first two are among my top 20 favorites movies ever! I love the Beverly Hills Cop movies but they really have to find a way to bring Taggart back.

fryinpan1 11-30-06 11:36 AM

Rocky 6, Die Hard 4, Rambo 4, Indiana Jones 4, and now this.

I love the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and thought the third one was ok. I really like Eddie Murphy, but I doubt I would give part 4 a chance.

Flay 11-30-06 11:39 AM

Judge Reinhold is too busy filming episodes of <i>Mock Trial with J. Reinhold</i>.

EdTheRipper 11-30-06 11:41 AM

I love all 3 movies so I'd definitely see this.

Strafe 11-30-06 11:45 AM

Could this be the return of the REAL Eddie Murphy? I doubt it but it would be nice to see.

matome 11-30-06 12:19 PM

Doubt it. This thing is screaming PG-13.

Charlie Goose 11-30-06 12:37 PM

I like the series, with the first being the best, of course. I know Eddie Murphy has gotten himself a HUGE career resurgence thanks to his family-friendly movies, but if BHC4 is going to be a kiddy flick, then what's the point? Remember when Murphy was the bad boy of comedy and he would get slammed by women's and gay rights groups?

Rob V 11-30-06 12:41 PM


Or maybe even Beverly Hills Cop Day Care
Or maybe Beverly Hills Nursing Home

Nesbit 11-30-06 12:56 PM

God I hated part 3. Love the first two. No Taggart = No Sale.

Daytripper 11-30-06 02:18 PM

Wasn't "Beveryly Hill Cop III" PG-13?? And didn't they make it more kid friendly to make money since Murphy's career was not exactly riding high at the time? And yet it still bombed. Anyway, I loved the first. Thought the second one was just o.k. The third stunk. If they were smart, they'd go back to the original formula. Rated R and all.

And oh, Judge Reinhold had just signed to the next season of "Dancing With The Stars" prior to this announcement.

das Monkey 11-30-06 02:36 PM

No Okie-Dokie Shuffle = No Sale!

das

Gdrlv 11-30-06 03:18 PM

Hasn't Murphy stated that he would never make another R-rated film?

Dan1boy 11-30-06 03:22 PM

no banana in the tailpipe = NO SALE

tsohg 11-30-06 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by Dan1boy
no banana in the tailpipe = NO SALE

[MOVING TO ADULT] -other-

dvdgjb 11-30-06 05:37 PM

HUGE mistake

tbwmp88 11-30-06 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by fryinpan1
Rocky 6, Die Hard 4, Rambo 4, Indiana Jones 4, and now this.

I love the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and thought the third one was ok. I really like Eddie Murphy, but I doubt I would give part 4 a chance.

QFT. I don't think i'll be watching any of the above.

rennervision 12-01-06 11:09 AM

I never could understand why they didn't make this series "The Axel Foley" series, where each movie is a new adventure in a different location. How many plot contrivances can you come up with that requires Axel to keep traveling to Beverly Hills? Part II would've been so much better if it had that fresh feeling that Part I had. Part III, of course, was just terrible.

Or maybe team Rosewood, Taggart and Foley in Detroit for a change. Rosewood in Detroit sounds like it would be good for some laughs.


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