Bruckheimer in Talks to Produce 'Bevery Hills Cop 4' for Eddie Murphy
Though a new TV pilot attempted to revive Beverly Hills Cop, it failed to find a network home. However, positive responses from focus groups got Paramount Pictures interested in making Beverly Hills Cop 4 again, and they've set Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to script the sequel with Eddie Murhpy returning. Now the studio is getting more serious bringing the original film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, on board the franchise that he and director Don Simpson helped create. He should have plenty of time now that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been pushed back. Read on!
Right now Bruckheimer is in talks to board the film, but there isn't an official deal in place yet. The producer wasn't involved with the third film or the TV pilot, but he has always tried to keep the legacy of Don Simpson alive with projects like this. We're still waiting to see if the element of the TV pilot featuring Axel Foley's son as a new detective will come into play. In the series, Brandon T. Jackson had the role, and there's a chance he could take that position in the big screen sequel if the script decides to go that route. But we'll have to wait and see how all that plays out.
In addition, Variety reports Bruckheimer is also still trying to get Bad Boys 3 and Top Gun 2 off the ground, but it sounds like rounding up Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for a sequel (or at least the international superstar in the duo) is proving difficult. Meanwhile, Cruise is also extremely busy, especially with Mission: Impossible 5 from director Christopher McQuarrie coming soon. Both of those sequels would certainly be box office giants, and that's what Bruckheimer needs with duds like The Lone Ranger in his recent past. Hopefully we'll see real development on those sequels soon.