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Brett Ratner to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4 starring Eddie Murphy

12.09.2013

Jerry Bruckheimer just recently signed a first-look deal with Paramount, and Deadline has learned that the producer's first project with the studio is going to be a new BEVERLY HILLS COP film, with Brett Ratner directing. Eddie Murphy will be back as Axel Foley, and according to Deadline, the character will be returning to his native Detroit in the fourth film. Ratner was actually attached to a new BEVERLY HILLS COP movie back in 2008, and was still talking about the film possibly happening in 2010. Deadline says Brett Ratner will direct the new Axel Foley adventure as soon as he completes work on MGM's HERCULES.

I'm trying not to be overly negative about a project that doesn't even have a script yet, but I'm finding it very hard not to be a Debbie Downer about a new BEVERLY HILLS COP movie. Brett Ratner directing isn't the only reason though. Eddie Murphy obviously hasn't been at the top of his game for a long time, and although Jerry Bruckheimer has had a ton of success in the past, do we really need sequels to all of his movies that performed well in theaters? Why does it have to be another BEVERLY HILLS COP movie, and not a project with an original idea directed by Brett Ratner and starring Eddie Murphy? Is that really so hard?

Maybe the new film will be a hilarious and great return for Eddie Murphy, but until I see something I like from BEVERLY HILLS COP 4, I'm just not too thrilled about another movie.

Source: Deadline

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12:04PM on 12/10/2013
I can't wait to not see this.
I can't wait to not see this.
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1:18AM on 12/10/2013

because "DETROIT COP" doesnt have the same ring to it?

this is like A Haunting in Connecticut 2... set in Georgia?.... honestly why even bother calling it BEVERLY HILLS COP if it's going to be in Detroit... that was NEVER the point.... the original point was to do a "FISH OUT OF WATER" story set in an unfamiliar place: BEVERLY HILLS... NOT DETROIT...
cant they just call it Axel Foley: Detroit Cop? that would make more sense than calling it BEVERLY HILL when in fact.... it isn't.
this is like A Haunting in Connecticut 2... set in Georgia?.... honestly why even bother calling it BEVERLY HILLS COP if it's going to be in Detroit... that was NEVER the point.... the original point was to do a "FISH OUT OF WATER" story set in an unfamiliar place: BEVERLY HILLS... NOT DETROIT...
cant they just call it Axel Foley: Detroit Cop? that would make more sense than calling it BEVERLY HILL when in fact.... it isn't.
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9:18PM on 12/09/2013
It wouldn't be the same without Bronson Pinchot.
It wouldn't be the same without Bronson Pinchot.
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12:54AM on 12/10/2013
you mean Balki?
you mean Balki?
7:57PM on 12/09/2013

NnnnnOOOOOoooo......!!!!!!!

Fuck that ass-Ratner bastard. Shit.
So much for Murphy getting his career out of the diarrhea-filled toilet.
Fuck that ass-Ratner bastard. Shit.
So much for Murphy getting his career out of the diarrhea-filled toilet.
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7:50PM on 12/09/2013
I'll only watch it if he can promise this will happen.
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I'll only watch it if he can promise this will happen.
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6:02PM on 12/09/2013

I agree on one thing from the skeptics

If it isn't a hard R for language and violence, then it ain't a true BHC film. Like others said, those exchanges between Axel and Serj were the best. "get the fuck outta here!" "no i cannot', anchel, i'm serious!"
If it isn't a hard R for language and violence, then it ain't a true BHC film. Like others said, those exchanges between Axel and Serj were the best. "get the fuck outta here!" "no i cannot', anchel, i'm serious!"
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3:26PM on 12/09/2013
FUCK BRETT RATTNER
FUCK BRETT RATTNER
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2:26PM on 12/09/2013

Eddie Murphy's mouth is what makes the movies

If Axel can say Sh*t, F%ck, MotherF&cker, Damn, and all the other fun words then maybe this can work. Stuck up white people reacting to the shit he says is the dynamic that makes it funny. Also a couple pair of tits here and there doesn't hurt either.
If Axel can say Sh*t, F%ck, MotherF&cker, Damn, and all the other fun words then maybe this can work. Stuck up white people reacting to the shit he says is the dynamic that makes it funny. Also a couple pair of tits here and there doesn't hurt either.
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2:23PM on 12/09/2013
Wasn't there going to be a show with his son and Axel making cameos?
Wasn't there going to be a show with his son and Axel making cameos?
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2:16PM on 12/09/2013

Someone tell Murphy it MUST be R-rated

A lower rated sequel coming off an R-rated film(s) is 95% of the time not a good sign. Eddie MUST make it R-rated. Otherwise, I'm not excited or thrilled for a Brett Ratner Beverly Hills Cop film.
A lower rated sequel coming off an R-rated film(s) is 95% of the time not a good sign. Eddie MUST make it R-rated. Otherwise, I'm not excited or thrilled for a Brett Ratner Beverly Hills Cop film.
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1:45PM on 12/09/2013
if everybody returns to their respective character, im on board, if not, this wont be for me...
if everybody returns to their respective character, im on board, if not, this wont be for me...
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1:39PM on 12/09/2013

Hilarious!

Just the title of this article exemplifies everything that is wrong with present day Hollywood.
Just the title of this article exemplifies everything that is wrong with present day Hollywood.
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1:28PM on 12/09/2013

The Rat? C'mon Hollywood, the guy is a joke

The guy is one of those people when I see them on a project, my interest drops.
The guy is one of those people when I see them on a project, my interest drops.
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1:03PM on 12/09/2013
Just a thought: if they do go with a PG-13 rating, can they shoot it as an R and release a poorly dubbed TV version into theaters, full of "forget you"s and "melon farmers"? I think it would soften the blow a bit.
Just a thought: if they do go with a PG-13 rating, can they shoot it as an R and release a poorly dubbed TV version into theaters, full of "forget you"s and "melon farmers"? I think it would soften the blow a bit.
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12:43PM on 12/09/2013

I would be worried...

... if I considered the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy as a classic. But only the first one is awesome in all its 80s glory. The second one is just okay and the third one is crap. So, it's not as if they could do some damage...
With a good script and top form Eddie Murphy, Ratner can certainly deliver.
... if I considered the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy as a classic. But only the first one is awesome in all its 80s glory. The second one is just okay and the third one is crap. So, it's not as if they could do some damage...
With a good script and top form Eddie Murphy, Ratner can certainly deliver.
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12:29PM on 12/09/2013
Please let ScaefDizzle direct this instead of Ratner. Haha.

As desperately as we all want a legit throwback to the old movies, I honestly look for this to be a typical modern sequel of a beloved franchise. So far Sylvester Stallone is the only person to revive old characters in true form. Furthermore he has balls and isn't afraid to take chances (can you imagine a PG-13 rated Rambo?). I'll reserve absolute judgment until I see the trailer but given Eddie Murphy's track record the last
Please let ScaefDizzle direct this instead of Ratner. Haha.

As desperately as we all want a legit throwback to the old movies, I honestly look for this to be a typical modern sequel of a beloved franchise. So far Sylvester Stallone is the only person to revive old characters in true form. Furthermore he has balls and isn't afraid to take chances (can you imagine a PG-13 rated Rambo?). I'll reserve absolute judgment until I see the trailer but given Eddie Murphy's track record the last several years and the director chosen I have very little hope.
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12:35PM on 12/09/2013
Thank you. You'd all be my guests at the premiere and would arrive in stolen trucks filled with Lucky Strikes...
Thank you. You'd all be my guests at the premiere and would arrive in stolen trucks filled with Lucky Strikes...
12:28PM on 12/09/2013
Why not really piss everyone off and make it a big mommas house crossover.
Why not really piss everyone off and make it a big mommas house crossover.
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1:59PM on 12/09/2013
don't give them any ideas
don't give them any ideas
12:16PM on 12/09/2013
Ratner directed Murphy recently in Tower Heist. That film got some good reviews and was generally a good film. So I'm somewhat excited to see them work together again.
Ratner directed Murphy recently in Tower Heist. That film got some good reviews and was generally a good film. So I'm somewhat excited to see them work together again.
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12:08PM on 12/09/2013
SYNOPSIS: Brett Ratner directs the fast-paced fourth heartwarming PG-13 rated entry in the Beverly Hills Cop series (that started as R but was changed by studio demand).

This time out, wisecracking officer Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) must reunite with his 12-year-old son, Axel Jr after remaining estranged for years.

When Axel Jr is taken by a group of environmental extremists attempting to prevent the destruction of a state forest, Foley teams up with wacky Federal agent Ang Whong (Ken
SYNOPSIS: Brett Ratner directs the fast-paced fourth heartwarming PG-13 rated entry in the Beverly Hills Cop series (that started as R but was changed by studio demand).

This time out, wisecracking officer Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) must reunite with his 12-year-old son, Axel Jr after remaining estranged for years.

When Axel Jr is taken by a group of environmental extremists attempting to prevent the destruction of a state forest, Foley teams up with wacky Federal agent Ang Whong (Ken Jeong) who might prove to be more obnoxious than Foley!

Together the unlikely duo track the abductors from Detroit to Beverly Hills on a wild quest to save Foley's son. Can Axel prove to Axel Jr that he can be the father that his son deserves? Only time will tell.
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12:01PM on 12/09/2013

13 Things BHC4 REQUIRES in order to work

1. R-Rating
2. A Fucking R-Rating
3. Serge is now the weapons designer, the QBranch, for the LAPD/DPD but the gadgets aren't goofy
4. Don't kill Billy, Jeffrey, Taggart, Flint, Serge, etc to motivate Axel. Todd died in 3, Bogomil almost died in 2, that storyline has played
5. No sidekick that isn't one, or several, of the above mentioned
6. No trainee that reminds Axel of himself and Axel is the new Todd who breaks his balls
7. Goes to Detroit and mostly takes place there, a gritty 80s
1. R-Rating
2. A Fucking R-Rating
3. Serge is now the weapons designer, the QBranch, for the LAPD/DPD but the gadgets aren't goofy
4. Don't kill Billy, Jeffrey, Taggart, Flint, Serge, etc to motivate Axel. Todd died in 3, Bogomil almost died in 2, that storyline has played
5. No sidekick that isn't one, or several, of the above mentioned
6. No trainee that reminds Axel of himself and Axel is the new Todd who breaks his balls
7. Goes to Detroit and mostly takes place there, a gritty 80s homage that's down and dirty
8. That Detroit Lions bomber jacket, even if it takes place in the summer
9. Easter eggs like Axel Fox posters or shirts, Jeffrey does a "This is not my...", the DPD is named the "Douglas Todd Memorial Police Department", and Axel still drives a shitty Nova
10. Characters we know MUST return. Get Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Hector Elizondo, Theresa Randle, Ronny Cox and Bronson Pinchot on the phone and get some combination of them to return. This is Axel's crew and he needs to run with them if we want to care about this character again.
11. Harold Faultermeyer's ORIGINAL soundtrack. Not a stupid cover.
12. Practical effects like real car chases and explosions. This isn't 4Fast4BeverlyHillz.
13. A motherfucking R-Rating
There's more, but this is something I've thought often about and really want this movie to succeed
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12:32PM on 12/09/2013
I wish you had a creative stake in the making of this film. :/
I wish you had a creative stake in the making of this film. :/
12:48PM on 12/09/2013
I'm in where can I buy a ticket for your film good sir?
I'm in where can I buy a ticket for your film good sir?
11:48AM on 12/09/2013
Also cast Jackie chan in it.it will be both Rush hour 4 and BHC 4
Also cast Jackie chan in it.it will be both Rush hour 4 and BHC 4
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11:48AM on 12/09/2013
Also cast Jackie chan in it.it will be both Rush hour 4 and BHC 4
Also cast Jackie chan in it.it will be both Rush hour 4 and BHC 4
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11:43AM on 12/09/2013
It's gonna be weird for me to hear a dub step version of the Foley theme over the trailer and you know they are gonna do it.
It's gonna be weird for me to hear a dub step version of the Foley theme over the trailer and you know they are gonna do it.
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11:38AM on 12/09/2013
oh man, no.
oh man, no.
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11:18AM on 12/09/2013
Soon as I hear 12A (PG-13) I'm out
Soon as I hear 12A (PG-13) I'm out
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10:59AM on 12/09/2013
only good ones are the first 2 i think theres a certain time and place for some movies and beverly hills cop had its time and place cant capture the magic twice
only good ones are the first 2 i think theres a certain time and place for some movies and beverly hills cop had its time and place cant capture the magic twice
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10:46AM on 12/09/2013
I'm out as soon as they announce he'll have a sidekick played by Jaden Labeouf.
I'm out as soon as they announce he'll have a sidekick played by Jaden Labeouf.
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10:37AM on 12/09/2013
I'm so sick of Eddie Murphy's loads of family-friendly movies as of late so seeing him back in action movie is a good news. But Beverly Hills Cop? I don't know. Three movies are probably enough.
I'm so sick of Eddie Murphy's loads of family-friendly movies as of late so seeing him back in action movie is a good news. But Beverly Hills Cop? I don't know. Three movies are probably enough.
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10:35AM on 12/09/2013
This is the darkest timeline.
This is the darkest timeline.
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10:29AM on 12/09/2013
An Eddie Murphy comeback? I hope so. PG13? I hope not.
Completely agree with Captain Planet below, it needs to be R
An Eddie Murphy comeback? I hope so. PG13? I hope not.
Completely agree with Captain Planet below, it needs to be R
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10:19AM on 12/09/2013

Wash away the third one

but hire that hack Ratner sadly. Sigh.
but hire that hack Ratner sadly. Sigh.
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10:17AM on 12/09/2013

I See Logic Behind This

Bruckheimer is all about making money. Period. He produces gritty-ish blockbusters. He sat out Beverly Hills Cop 3, which killed the franchise. With Bruckheimer grandfathering this thing, I think it'll return to its peak action/comedy brilliance that the BHC series showed in BHC2, with that awesome gun club scene, etc. I also get the sense that Murphy might be ready for another come back. He shot those terrible family films years ago and they were released to avoid staggering losses- no other
Bruckheimer is all about making money. Period. He produces gritty-ish blockbusters. He sat out Beverly Hills Cop 3, which killed the franchise. With Bruckheimer grandfathering this thing, I think it'll return to its peak action/comedy brilliance that the BHC series showed in BHC2, with that awesome gun club scene, etc. I also get the sense that Murphy might be ready for another come back. He shot those terrible family films years ago and they were released to avoid staggering losses- no other reason. He hasn't actively made one of those awful kids comedies in a few years and has mostly laid low, probably to give himself a chance at a real come back. This could be it. I am all for it.
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10:13AM on 12/09/2013
Won't get excited until R-rating is confirmed.
Oh, go fuck yourself with your "rating doesn't determine quality" bullshit. It does for Beverly Hills Cop. Axel ain't Axel without the profanity. I want the "Fuck-You Man" back.
Won't get excited until R-rating is confirmed.
Oh, go fuck yourself with your "rating doesn't determine quality" bullshit. It does for Beverly Hills Cop. Axel ain't Axel without the profanity. I want the "Fuck-You Man" back.
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10:26AM on 12/09/2013
I completely agree with you. One of the biggest problems with BHC3 was that he didn't play Axel Foley! Here's hoping for the R rating!
"Get the fuck out of here!"
"No I cannot."
I completely agree with you. One of the biggest problems with BHC3 was that he didn't play Axel Foley! Here's hoping for the R rating!
"Get the fuck out of here!"
"No I cannot."
6:01PM on 12/09/2013
Really I'm serious! Anchel, Anchel....
Really I'm serious! Anchel, Anchel....
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