The title of this article probably came as a surprise, not because of the two directors, but because you probably didn’t know (or refused to acknowledge) that Beverly Hills Cop 4 is in the works.
Paramount snagged Belgian writer-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah for the project, which is set to begin production in 2017 or late 2016. The aforementioned directors are best known for their work on Black, which won the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Eddie Murphy have been working their buns off to get a script and all the correct elements for the film, which was originally scheduled for a 2016 release.
The Belgians are set to direct a script written by Josh Applebaum (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Andre Nemec (TMNT) that takes Axel Foley back to his Detroit roots. They’re hoping to get the right mix of grit and humor that propelled the first three films to upwards of $735 million in global box office.
Not for anything, but it’s been 22 years since Beverly Hills Cop III and this sequel is just more grasping at straws from the film industry. That said, we wish best of luck to the studio in hopes that they don’t totally muck up such an amazing franchise.