Eddie Murphy returns as Beverly Hills Cop

Eddie MurphyWith the box office bomb Norbit still a lingering embarrassment, comedian Eddie Murphy has made the decision to play it safe and reprise his role as Detroit detective Axel Foley in the fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop for Paramount Pictures, according to showbiz trade magazine Variety. It’s been 14 years since the last in the series — Beverly Hills Cop III — was released. Shooting is to begin in 2009 with a 2010 release. The first Beverly Hills Cop movie was a huge success in 1984, grossing over $316 million worldwide. Murphy received three Razzie awards for Norbit — Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Supporting Actress.

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  1. jp313131 • May 29, 2008 @ 12:22 PM

    YES!!

  2. Chris • May 29, 2008 @ 12:38 PM

    The last installment was horrible so I don’t think they could do any worse with this new one. Although with the exception of the “Shrek” series Eddie has had a pretty long losing streak.

  3. Axel Foley • May 29, 2008 @ 1:49 PM

    YESSSSSSSSSSS Best news all week

  4. Bubbles • May 29, 2008 @ 2:09 PM

    One last change for Eddie to redeem himself… meet dave looks like it’s going to crash and burn.

  5. tammy • May 29, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

    I did like the first one but the 2nd and 3rd weren’t great but you never know so lets not judge until the movie comes out.

  6. Norbit • May 29, 2008 @ 3:23 PM

    Axel Foley is the only good role that Eddie had. That and Coming to America. It’s like the Eddie of the 80’s is a totally different person from the one from the 90’s and now. He’s too mellow now. He needs to do that snappy, witty humor like he did in Cop.

  7. chucky harris • May 29, 2008 @ 5:33 PM

    i’m happy to hear that he has decided to make another movie. the first two were great to watch but please do not try and make this forth movie like the third installment. bhc3 sucked. and please stop playing multi-people movies. i stopped watching nutty prosessor and those type of movies. don’t over do it man. Keep It Simple Stupid! just make us laugh! thanks for the movies that made me laugh and eagerliy waiting for bhc4.

  8. Poppa John's in Exile • May 29, 2008 @ 6:38 PM

    Eddie Murphy has not acted since the 1980s, in my opinion. He was one hell of an actor and comedian, and I have not been out to see his stuff since Boomerang. All of these kids movies and crap that he’s done since then are very poor excuses for entertainment. We just want to see the crass-mouthed-swearing-every-second-word Eddie Murphy that disappeard precisely before “Boomerang”. That was the beginning of a very large downhill ride. Bring back the swearing and quit entertaining the kiddies!!!! I won’t be at the theatre but I will buy it ( or burn it, who cares?). If this is good I will be out to the theatre to see his NEXT movie ( I’ll even PAY)after this one. He’s not gonna get me back that easy!!!!

  9. susie alexander • May 30, 2008 @ 11:17 AM

    what eddie murphy SHOULD do is go back at trying stand up again.or at least re-release RAW and DELIRIOUS as anniversay items however they do that.they were commical

  10. IndieFilmmaker • May 30, 2008 @ 1:47 PM

    To Poppa John’s in Exile (and the many others that burn movies/songs/etc. without paying for them) QUIT STEALING OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY!!! You think you’re punishing Eddie by doing that? He gets paid regardless of whether or not you decide to take what’s not yours! You think that just because you do this at home/work that it’s not stealing something from someone else? Well, I’ve got news for you, IT IS!!! As an indie filmmaker, I (with all of my cast & crew) sweat blood making films to entertain audiences because, even though it’s crazy hard work, it’s a passion and WE LOVE IT! And I can tell you, for the majority, it’s not about fame and it’s definitely not about fortune. If you do it, it’s because you love what you do. I’m sure you wouldn’t appreciate someone walking into your office/business or wherever to take whatever they pleased and decide they wouldn’t pay you for your work just because they could get away with it! Have some respect…

  11. "Bart" • May 30, 2008 @ 2:18 PM

    To: IndieFilmmaker
    So it’s not about the money to you ah? So why are you bitchin’ then? I’m betting your just running around your yard with a camera calling yourself a film maker. But heres the question for you…For each DVD or CD sold whats your take? $1 or 50cents? Nice to see the producers of the 23cent DVD/CD have you brain washed into thinking you are the big loser in all this. Next thing you will want to to sell them based on how many people live in a house and how many avg house guests may watch it each year. Or will it dieappear after being watched once? Are you not upset with rental places who pay one price rent it 100times and then sell it? Do you not feel quilty for getting your $1 for a $25 dvd only to have it blowen out at Wal-Mart 6 years later for $5?

    Yeah I didn’t think so!!!

  12. IndieFilmmaker • May 30, 2008 @ 3:30 PM

    That’s interesting Bart, that you actually think you know something about how this business works. It is unfortunately you, along with many others, who is brainwashed if you actually think it costs only 23cents to create a DVD… Keeping in mind that those of us who cannot afford to self-distribute rely on the distributor for that. And if they lose $ then trust me, it trickles down very quickly to producers who, by the way, actually do take a cut if you’re smart and negotiate a cap on expenses. I have bills & a family to feed like many others and just because I choose to get into a business that’s creative does not mean that I should do it for free! If you can’t afford your entertainment then maybe you should put on plays for free at home in your basement. And if you are arguing that the costs of manufacturing, marketing and distributing DVDs being as ridiculously low as you state, which I can assure you it is not, is a good enough reason to steal other people’s work – the real issue here – then you are sorely mistaken. And for your info, I make feature films… and good ones too… they even go into theatres…

  13. Poppa John's in Exile • May 30, 2008 @ 5:36 PM

    Indie Film Dude:
    I’m a musician. I feel your pain. I have 2 CDs out, both have been burned. I am not very well-known, so it hurts me even more to know that the small amount of people who know me are not supporting me. But that’s how it goes, like it or not. I choose to embrace technology and be a part of it. I’M not in it for the money. But you REEK of gluttony. Please put on some humble deodorant for the good of us all…..

  14. Poppa John's in Exile • May 30, 2008 @ 6:58 PM

    That guy in “American Dream” made ” Feature Films” too!! Are yours of the same quality?? Yuk Yuk!! That can be thrown around quite liberally, actually!!!!!!!!

  15. "Bart" • May 31, 2008 @ 2:10 PM

    So Indie answer the rest of the questions then! How many of the rest of us are tired of being blead dry due to hacks like you? If it really cost distrubiters so much they wouldnt waste their time on “Want-a-be’s” like you.

    WOULD THEY?!?

  16. Nancy • May 31, 2008 @ 4:13 PM

    “I make feature films….and good ones too…they even go into theatres…”

    My guess is, that if that were true…there would be no need to be on Tribute whining about how you have bills and a family to feed and take care of……as the cash would certainly be flowing in, wouldn’t it? (And you would definately not be working for free)

  17. Nancy • May 31, 2008 @ 4:15 PM

    Oh, why don’t you try springing some titles of your ‘feature films’ on us and we will decide if they are ‘good ones’!! (after we download them for free of course…lol)

  18. IndieFilmmaker • June 1, 2008 @ 7:35 PM

    Wow this is quite a party, lol! I initially just stopped by because my husband wanted to find out more about bhc4 (nope, Im not a dude… but I must admit that I find it amusing you assumed I was) and couldnt resist commenting on the casual remark about illegal downloading. Thats unfortunate, PJinE, that you seem to be okay with your fans stealing your work. Maybe if you werent so passive youd have more success. If I was simply a “wanna-be” then you’re right, distributors would not waste the investment of marketing time and costs in my films… yet, they do. So I guess that says something in itself. Aside from how much a DVD costs to create or how much profit the distributor and/or producer makes (because, last time I checked, no one got into any kind of business to lose money) you are avoiding the point… you are stealing if you take something that doesn’t belong to you without paying for it or the permission of its owner. If any of you wouldve had some sort of mature, intelligent argument to defend your assumption that you are freely entitled to steal other peoples work simply because it is creative entertainment I might be more inclined to continue this debate but that is obviously not the case so, enjoy yourselves…

  19. Nancy • June 1, 2008 @ 10:33 PM

    So….how about those titles? Prove yourself to be a ‘damn good’ filmmaker!!

  20. "Bart" • June 5, 2008 @ 4:20 PM

    So if I buy a car off a lot the maker still owns it?

    No it’s mine to do with what I please. Use it loan it rent it. The same goes for DVD and CD.
    You SELL it to make your money. And it’s then mine to do with what I please!

  21. Nancy • June 5, 2008 @ 9:24 PM

    Exactly! Selling and renting/loaning are two very different things. Selling is a one time, done deal!

  22. tributegirl • June 6, 2008 @ 7:32 AM

    Yeah, but what about copyrights, and all that sh*t?

  23. "Bart" • June 7, 2008 @ 2:03 PM

    Can you use the name Ford or Goodyear? NOPE!

    I will agree if you use a DVD or CD for profit or if you change its content then yeah you pay. Books are copyrighted as well. Any author protesting out side a used book store? Any authors want money because the book you bought you gave to a friend to read? NOPE!!

    Same issue!

  24. Anonymous • September 20, 2008 @ 12:18 PM

    i love beverly hills cop.i wish the fourth installment could be ready by now.

  25. Squeezy Malone • December 13, 2008 @ 1:42 AM

    Please!
    For the love of all that is Holy!
    No more Eddie Murphy movies of any kind what-so-ever!!!!!!!!

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