It’s been a year and a half since Paramount first confirmed the heat is back on and that Eddie Murphy would reprise his much-beloved role (especially to anyone who remembers the 80’s) as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop IV – sequel 22 years in the making with the announced US release date set for 25 March 2016. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone (via Coming Soon) he gave a brief update on the status of the project saying that things aren’t going as smooth as one would hope.
“Nah, they still trying to get that script right. I’m not doing a ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ unless they have a really incredible script. I’ve read a couple things that look like they can make some paper. But I’m not doing a s**tty movie just to make some paper. The s**t got to be right.”
Oh Donkey, we all remember The Adventures of Pluto Nash. That’s not the best news but at least it shows they’re taking it seriously and want to make a good sequel, instead of another Beverly Hills Cop III. His statement gels with previous reports that production on the movie, which was due to begin last spring (or autumn/fall for our northern hemisphere readers) in Detroit, Michigan, had suffered unspecified delays in getting started. The project is still going ahead though as the Michigan Film Office spokesperson, Michelle Grinnell, told MLive quite succinctly:
“Paramount’s plans for this project in Michigan have not changed.”
Brett Ratner and Jerry Bruckheimer are still on board the project as director and producer respectively. So while there may be a few issues with the script by Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to be sorted out, the project is still a go. Can you still stand the heat, or is it time to get out of the kitchen?
Last Updated: January 16, 2015