Eddie Murphy is back. He’s earning rave reviews for his work in the crowd-pleasing Dolemite Is My Name, and he’s already hard at work on the long-awaited Coming To America 2. But that’s not the only classic film he’s returning to. According to Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop 4 is going to ramp up production as soon as Coming To America 2 is done. But do audiences want more Axel Foley?
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Some trouble in the Fast and Furious family as a spin-off is considered.
- Transformers concept art, and the return of Sector 7.
- Jigsaw releases character posters.
- Jay and Silent Bob reboot will see the return of a Clerks character.
- The real reason why Jim Carrey won’t do sequels.
- And more!
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
The on-again, off-again development process on Beverly Hills Cop 4 is officially on again. Paramount has tapped Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct the next installment of the action-comedy series, which will bring Eddie Murphy‘s Axel Foley back to his Detroit roots. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Fred Topel
Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Brett Ratner was on a panel for the National Geographic series Breakthrough. Ratner directed an episode of the series, focused on the human brain. After the panel, a few journalists approached Ratner for follow-ups and I asked him about the status of the Rush Hour franchise. Read More »
Last summer, Paramount announced Beverly Hills Cop 4 alongside Transformers 5, G.I. Joe 3, and Hansel and Gretel 2. Brett Ratner was to direct, with Eddie Murphy returning to star as Axel Foley in a story that takes him back to Detroit.
The film was even given a release date, March 25, 2016, but we’ve heard very little about the film since then. No story, no casting, no shoot date. Now Paramount has scrubbed the Beverly Hills Cop 4 release date from the calendar, leaving the film in a sort of limbo. Just try not to cry all over your screen, OK? Salty tears leave awful smudges. Read More »
There are some big updates on some really big sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Paul Feig says his Ghostbusters reboot will take place in New York and include winks to the original.
- Don’t fret, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 starts filming in April.
- There’s still no script for latest Friday the 13th sequel.
- See a new poster for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
- Eddie Murphy sounds less than optimistic about Beverly Hills Cop 4.
- See an image of Roland Emmerich location scouting for Independence Day 2.
- New images of the evil D-Rex from Jurassic World have hit the web.
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Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sorry, Breaking Bad fans: Aaron Paul says he won’t appear in Better Call Saul after all. Also after the jump:
- The next Beverly Hills Cop will head to Michigan
- Mission: Impossible 5 might film in the Houses of Parliament
- Benjamin Bratt hops on for Ride Along 2
- Pitch Perfect 2 adds Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
- A top GM designer has a cameo in Transformers 4
- Mark Wahlberg promises Ted is as lovably awful as ever
- Stanley Tucci is glad Mockingjay was split in two
- David Duchovny wants more X-Files movies
- Watch another Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip
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Paramount loves sequels just as much as any other studio, and at the CineEurope confab — basically the European CinemaCon — studio reps touted the company’s upcoming schedule. 2016 is thick with sequels, with Transformers 5 newly announced for that year alongside Beverly Hills Cop 4, G.I. Joe 3, and Hansel and Gretel 2. Also in the 2016 announcement is Paranormal Activity 5, which represents a huge delay for the title. The film was originally slated for 2013, then pushed to October of this year, and now evidently has a more significant delay ahead. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Briefly: Axel Foley is officially back. Paramount has set a March 25, 2016 release date for a new Beverly Hills Cop film, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Eddie Murphy. Little is known about the film except Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) wrote the latest version of the script. [ERC Box Office]
Also, on the same day, Warner Bros. will open the 3D disaster film Geostorm, written and directed by Dean Devlin, starring Gerard Butler. [Deadline]
In this edition of Sequel Bits, comments from Jerry Bruckheimer address the stalled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the possibly less-stalled Beverly Hills Cop 4. In addition, we’ve got the following after the break:
- Mara Wilson talks about Mrs. Doubtfire 2,
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For seems to be using Frank Miller’s comics as storyboards,
- There’s a poster for Leprechaun: Origins,
- And a trailer for Dolphin Tale 2.
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