Well now some 30 years after the third film we have Beverly Hills Cop 4 or Beverly Hills Cop Axel F as it is actually titled. Undoubtedly the film that made Eddie Murphy the biggest star in the early to mid 1980’s was Beverly Hills Cop a film that was originally intended to star Sylvester Stallone which would have made it a very different movie altogether. The Beverly Hills Cop Axel F trailer does look like something of a return to form after the poor third film that kind of killed the franchise off and hastened the demise of Murphy’s career in the 1990s.
Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said “Eddie’s such an incredible artist. He can do drama, he can do comedy – he can do anything. And he’s the same Axel Foley. He’s still on the streets. He’s still doing what he does. Obviously with age you get wiser. But he still has the twinkle in his eye.”
Reports are that the film has been testing extremely well with audiences and the return of fan favourite Bronson Pinchot as the vowel mangling Serge is always a good sign. Of all the most popular of Eddie Murphy’s films this is the one that the fans really wanted
Beverly Hills Cop is set for a summer 2024 release in cinemas and Netflix
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Here’s the Beverly Hills Cop Axel F trailer….