After numerous setbacks, near-sequels, and the abandonment of a TV series, Eddie Murphy is making his return in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, also known as Beverly Hills Cop 4.
Characterizing this comeback as long overdue would be an understatement. Discussions about a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie commenced in the late 1990s, with various names attached to its development over the years.
Director Brett Ratner, famed for Rush Hour, nearly brought the project to life in the early 2000s before setbacks redirected efforts toward developing a Beverly Hills Cop TV series.
This small-screen adaptation was intended to feature Murphy but primarily focus on Foley’s on-screen son—yet, this version eventually came to a halt.
When will Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley be released? Eddie Murphy as detective Axel Foley holding a gun and wearing a black jacket with white sleeves. Eddie Murphy played detective Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy. (Paramount) Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is set to be released on Netflix in 2024, though an exact debut date has not been announced yet.
After substantial delays, filming took place in California and Detroit in 2022 with Australian filmmaker Mark Malloy at the helm.
Malloy took over from directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who departed the project after coming close to directing it themselves to concentrate on their Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films—a project that was ultimately indefinitely shelved.
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