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Netflix developing Beverley Hills Cop sequel with Eddie Murphy

Beverley Hills Cop

Story by Jack Foley

NETFLIX is developing a sequel to Beverley Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy and original producer Jerry Bruckheimer both attached.

The project forms part of a licensing deal between Netflix and Paramount, which will produce the long mooted fourth edition of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said the partnership “will produce a new film based on an iconic IP and further expands our relationship with this important original production client”.

Paramount had previously shelved plans for a follow-up. But the news will be welcomed by those anticipating seeing Murphy reprise his role of Axel Foley, the fish-out-of-water Detroit cop who initially went to Beverly Hills to solve his best friend’s murder.

The first three Beverly Hills Cop films were released in 1984, 1987 and 1994, respectively, and earned a total of $735.5 million worldwide. The movies were directed by Martin Brest, Tony Scott and John Landis, respectively.

As yet, there are no details on plot, a director or whether there will be any returning characters, such as Judge Reinhold (as one of Foley’s Beverley Hills friends and partners).

There is also no release date.