‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Moves Closer to Reality

Beverly Hills Cop (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Beverly Hills Cop 4 will begin filming in a matter of days. That’s the word from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who shared details about the fourth installment of the franchise in a Friday interview with ComicBook.com.

“Well, we’re making another Beverly Hills cop. We start that in like a week or 10 days and that’s gonna be for Netflix,” Bruckheimer said while discussing Top Gun: Maverick.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been in development for decades. The long-awaited Netflix and Paramount Pictures sequel will see Eddie Murphy reprise his role as Axel Foley.

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Will Beall (Aquaman) wrote the script. Up-and-coming Australian director Mark Molloy is set to helm the film after co-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) left the project for the Warner Bros. movie Batgirl, which the studio’s corporate executives killed earlier this month even though it had already been shot.

In February 2022, the California Film Commission announced Beverly Hills Cop 4 was among four big-budget films awarded tax credits to shoot in the state. (The other three are Atlas, Unfrosted and an Amazon Studios project). Beverly Hills Cop 4 will receive $15.8 million after previously being accepted into the program in a prior tax credit year.

The original Beverly Hills Cop arrived in theaters in 1984 and made $316 million at the worldwide box office. The film followed Murphy’s street-smart Detroit cop who traveled to Beverly Hills to investigate a crime, even though it was out of his jurisdiction. Beverly Hills Cop II was released in 1987, followed by Beverly Hills Cop III in 1994. Combined, the franchise has earned $712 million worldwide, according to The-Numbers.com.