Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the Belgian filmmaking duo behind the award-winning ‘Black,’ are set to take the helm for Paramount’s long-in-the-works fourth outing of the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ franchise.
Per Deadline, the script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’) is “gritty with the trademark irreverent humour” and brings Eddie Murphy’s street-smart cop Axel Foley back to his native Detroit during the coldest winter on record.
The ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ franchise began in 1984, catapulting Murphy to international stardom. Directed by Martin Brest, the action comedy follows the freewheeling Detroit cop Axel Foley as he travels to California to investigate his friend’s murder. The film spawned two sequels – all three collectively grossed nearly €566 million.