Beverly Hills Cop nearly became a vehicle for Sylvester Stallone. But when his ideas clashed with the action-comedy premise producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer were interested in — and too expensive — he parted ways and eventually made Cobra based on his vision of the concept.
The eventual Beverly Hills Cop became a sensation with star Eddie Murphy and spawned two sequels with a third always said to be on the way. And it seems it that fourth film is one step close as Deadline reports Black directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will helm the project for Paramount and Bruckheimer.
The script by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec is said to bring Murphy’s Axel Foley back to his Detroit roots and skew closer to Stallone’s gritty take. Murphy’s brand of humor will no doubt shine through.
While the film was once scheduled for release this year, production may begin as late as early 2017.