Eddie Murphy’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop IV’ Is Moving Forward with New Directors
The saga of Beverly Hills Cop IV staying stuck in development hell is far from over. According to Deadline, Paramount has replaced previously attached director Brett Ratner with Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black) to direct the sequel based on a script by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writing team Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Appelbaum and Nemec have been attached to the project since 2013, when Murphy told Rolling Stone he wasn’t happy with the script yet:
I’m not doing a Beverly Hills Cop unless they have a really incredible script. I’ve read a couple things that look like they can make some paper. But I’m not doing a shitty movie just to make some paper. The shit got to be right.
Beverly Hills Cop IV has been in development for years now (check out our look at the 2008 script here), so like Murphy’s recently announced Netflix mockumentary, it’s a good idea to not count on this becoming a reality quite yet.