The 80′s are everywhere, clothes, music, and even film. What’s next for the comeback of the new 80′s? Beverly Hills Cop 4, because three just isn’t enough! Everything seemed good to go. The fourth film has been penned by the duo behind Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. The film is set to be directed by Brett Ratner who has said:
“10-year-old kids, 12-year-old kids don’t really know the old ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ So it’s an opportunity to make it new for kids, the same way it felt for me watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ when I was a kid, that’s what I want to do for kids today.” [MTV]
The film will be produced by Lorenzo DiBonaventura (AKA One of the other Transformers Producers). They were hoping for a 2010 release, but not everything is falling into place.
According to LationReview’s inside source, El Chavo, “The studio loves the draft but Eddie Murphy is not too keen on it.” And let’s face it. No Murphy, no movie. They can try to recast is, but that would be like casting someone other than Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, you just can’t do it. It would turn into a Starsky & Hutch situation.
Some of you may be wondering how the hell they could even make a fourth film work. They would need a damn good reason for Axel Foley (what a name) to journey back to the Hills. Apparently Brandt and Haas have come up with this:
Judge Reinhold’s Billy Rosewood takes a leap out the 20th story of the Los Angeles Police HQ. When Axel hears that his former partner and best buddy became sidewalk salad he knows it wasn’t a suicide and he flies to Beverly Hills to get all the facts for himself.
What do you think? Sound plausible? Are you excited for a new film or would you rather just rent one of the other films on DVD?
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