Beverly Hills Cop Summoned for Duty

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  1. ViperDragon

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    Wed., May. 28, 2008 8:25 PM PDT by Natalie Finn
    Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop Paramount Pictures

    The heat is back on for Axel Foley.

    More than a year after signing Eddie Murphy for another go-round as the wisecracking Detroit detective who prefers getting his hands dirty in SoCal, Paramount is now eyeing a summer 2010 release date for the fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

    Variety reports Brett Ratner, who added his frenetic touch to the Rush Hour trilogy and X-Men: The Last Stand, among others, is in talks to direct.

    Beverly Hills Cop III may have tanked 14 years ago and been a laugher for all the wrong reasons, but the first two action comedies were blockbuster hits, grossing $234.7 million and $153.6 million, respectively, in the U.S.

    The studio is hoping to get cameras rolling on the sequel next year, just as soon as they have a workable script. No writer has yet been assigned the grueling task of making a hopefully R-rated Axel funny again.
     
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    I guess they didnt learn they're lesson with BHC 3. Eddie Murphy hasn't done a good movie since.....I can't remember, Shrek maybe?
     
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    So how many characters will he be playing this time?
     
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    I want to know how much they are paying him for this. Given his career trajectory, this could qualify as a charitable act.
     
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    Bret Ratner = FAIL
     
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    weak, but it will be better than norbit.
     
  7. McBradders

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    So very scared.

    Also bring back Judge Reinhold, dammit!
     
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    Brett Ratner makes it an instant pass.
     
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    what if Axel shoves a banana up his tailpipe?
     
  10. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Everyone. That way, no other actors have to be embarrassed to be in this piece of crap.
     
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    I love Brett Ratner, but I could care less about BHC.
     
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    BHC3 was pretty awful, and Brett Ratner... well, not sure really. Rush Hour 1 and 2 were fun, Rush Hour 3 made me wonder what happened and how it got approved as a film.
     
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    this QFT
     
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    I can't say that I'm surpirsed, but I figured this wouldn't have been greenlit for another ten or fifteen years.
     
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    Given that what roles Murphy has had lately have mostly been "profanity free and Disney friendly", I fear for the Axel Foley character.
     
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    Only if Charlie Murphy is involved somehow...
     
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    Get another director, If it's closer to 1 and 2 fine. If it's anything like 3 it's a pass. I'll wait for reviews before I decide.
     

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