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Axel Foley will return! A fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie has been in various stages of development for years. First as a movie with Brett Ratner that never happened, then as a TV show with Axel Foley's son that wasn't picked up, then back to a big-screen sequel a few years ago. After bringing on the writers of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, Eddie Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have...
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It looks like Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer are having another crack at Beverly Hills Cop 4. Following numerous attempts to bring a third sequel to the screen, and a TV series too (it was shelved following the pilot), it seems that Bruckheimer and co. have tapped Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct the fourth instalment in the series.
El Arbi and Fallah are responsible for the drama Black, which won the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Bruckheimer, who will produce the new movie, was impressed by the film, and has set them to work on the film, which will be based on a screenplay by writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. According to Deadline, the story will bring Eddie Murphy’s street smart cop character Axel Foley back to his Detroit origins.
It looks like production will kick off very soon, with the trade blog reporting that it could go before cameras before the end of the year, or in the early part of 2017.
Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 with the first sequel, directed by Tony Scott hitting screens five years later. John Landis directed the third film in the series, set in a fictional theme park, which was released in 1994.
More news on the fourth movie as it comes in.
The post Beverly Hills Cop 4: The heat is back on, again… appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
It looks like the delays that have hit Beverly Hills Cop 4 have come to an end, as Paramount Pictures is finally in a position to move the movie forward again on the film. Some 20 years after the underwhelming Beverly Hills Cop 3, the fourth instalment in the series will indeed see Eddie Murphy returning as Axel Foley, perhaps his most famous movie role.
The film had been originally due in cinemas on March 25th 2016, a date Paramount announced back in 2014, when Brett Ratner was set to direct. But that date came and went without a frame of footage being shot, and now we learn that Ratner is no longer directing. Instead, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount have hired Belgian helmers El Arbi and Fallah to take the project forward.
They’re the pair who have helmed acclaimed drama Black, that proved a success at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 had been working from a script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Whether that screenplay remains in place is thus far unclear. But at least with new directors on board, there should be a fresh impetus behind the movie.
When we have a new release date for the film, we’ll pass it your way…
Axel Foley will return! A fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie has been in various stages of development for years. First as a movie with Brett Ratner that never happened, then as a TV show with Axel Foley's son that wasn't picked up. Then back to a big-screen sequel a few years ago, with piece by piece slowly being filled. After bringing on the writers of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie, Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, Eddie Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have handed the franchise's directorial reigns to newcomers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, a Belgian duo whose recent film Black did relatively well on the festival circuit last year. No release date set, but they're aiming to start production later this...
- Erik Davis
Gotta love Hollywood, where certain projects never die. It's been 22 years since Beverly Hill Cops III hit the big screen, and since then, rumors of a fourth one have been non-stop, albeit fruitless. A couple years ago, they went so far as to create a TV pilot that starred Eddie Murphy, but at the end of the day, the network felt that unless Murphy's role was recurring, they weren't going to follow through with a full series.
"They had this little knob that you turn [during test screenings] if you like it or you don’t like it," Murphy told Playboy last year. "So when Axel shows up in the pilot, some people turned the knob so much, they broke it. So the network decided 'if he isn’t recurring, then this isn’t gonna happen.' So it didn’t happen."
So in one fell swoop, the TV show disappeared. But it seems like they haven't given up on a fourth film, and have even gone so far as to hire a directing duo, Deadline reports.
According to the outlet, Paramount has hired Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who are best known for their film Black. The pair had met with Eddie Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and had a youthful energy Murphy and Bruckheimer felt the fourth film in a franchise needed. Arbi and Fallah will be directing a script written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, which promises to bring back Murphy's character Axel Foley and be as gritty and irreverent as the original.
While this film is sure to be a big step up from the directors in terms of budget, it's worth checking out the trailer to Black just to see what they're capable of. Have a look below!
What do you think? Do the directors have what it takes to help turn Beverly Hills Cop IV into a memorable and fun film? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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Sources: Deadline, Playboy
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If all would have went according to Paramount's original plan, fans would have already seen Beverly Hills Cop 4 in theaters, since the studio set a March 25, 2016 release date for the long-awaited sequel back in 2014. However, last May, the studio pulled the movie from its 2016 slot, where it would have faced the superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so it could continue developing the sequel, which has Eddie Murphy set to return as Axel Foley. Today we finally have a new update on Beverly Hills Cop 4, with the studio bringing aboard filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black) to direct.
Deadline reports that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Eddie Murphy have been diligently developing the script by Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows). When they met with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, they learned how important the Beverly Hills Cop franchise truly was to the filmmakers. This project would mark a huge step up for the them, whose last project Black won the Discovery Award at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.
While no story details have been confirmed yet, we reported back in 2014 that the sequel was set to be shot in Detroit, to take advantage of a $13.5 million tax rebate. This new report claims the story will bring Axel Foley back to his Detroit origins, with the studio hoping to start production either later this year or in early 2017. Paramount hasn't set a release date at this time, but it's possible the sequel could be ready for release in late 2017, if everything goes according to plan.
The story reportedly is set during the worst winter on record in Detroit, with the studio still planning on shooting in and around the Detroit area. It isn't known if there are plans to bring back original Beverly Hills Cop stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton or Paul Reiser for the sequel, but now that the sequel finally has directors on board, hopefully we'll hear more about this sequel soon. The first three Beverly Hills Cop movies have taken in over $735 million worldwide, with the first movie's $234.7 domestic take holding the record for decades as the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, before The Hangover broke that mark with $277.3 million in 2009.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah made their directorial debut in 2014 with Image, which they followed up last year with Black, neither of which have been distributed in the U.S. quite yet. Brett Ratner was once attached to direct this sequel, but it isn't known if he will stay on as a producer or not. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates on Beverly Hills Cop 4 as soon as more information comes in. »
It looks like Paramount Pictures has decided to resurrect Beverly Hills Cop 4, with Deadline reporting that Belgian writer-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black) have signed are to direct the long-gestating fourth instalment of the action-comedy franchise.
According to the site, El Arbi and Fallah have been working with star Eddie Murphy, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec in order to perfect the script, which will bring Alex Foley back to his Detroit roots (presumably Detroit Cop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it). The plan is for filming to get underway late this year, or early 2017.
A fourth instalment in the series has been on the cards since the mid-90s; Brett Ratner was attached to direct in 2008, although it slipped into development hell and Murphy and Paramount then tried to take the franchise to the small screen, although CBS ultimately passed on the project. The movie was revived again in 2013, with Ratner still attached, and was initially planned for a March 2016 release before Paramount pulled it from its schedule due to script concerns.
- Gary Collinson
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing as he did on the first two “Beverly Hills Cop” films, which were released in 1984 and 1987. “Beverly Hills Cop III” was released in 1994. The three films grossed a combined $735 million worldwide.
The hiring of El Arbi and Fallah — directors of the award-winning drama “Black” — comes more than a year after Paramount had pulled the fourth installment of the franchise out of its March 25, 2016, release date. At that point, Brett Ratner had been attached to direct from a script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) with a story centering around Murphy’s Axel Foley character returning to his native Detroit.
“Black” won the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival last year. It centers on a 15-year-old girl in a gang in Brussels who must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. Martha Canga Antonio and Aboubakr Bensaihi starred.
Variety‘s Peter Debruge called “Black” a “powerhouse” and said in his review: “The first of its kind in Belgian cinema, this easily exportable, minority-driven drama has the potential to launch the careers of its young directors and cast, driving its star-crossed ‘West Side Story’ formula into the 21st century.”
El Arbi and Fallah are both of Moroccan heritage who directed the short film “Broeders” and the feature “Image.” They are repped by CAA, Management 360 and Belgian agent Ken Lambrechts. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
- Dave McNary
Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have been taking time diligently getting the project together and setting things carefully in place including this pair who will direct from a script by writers Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec.
The story will bring Eddie Murphy's street smart cop character Axel Foley back to his Detroit origins. The film is said to have a "gritty with an irreverent humor" tone.
The first three films in the series have grossed over $735 million in global box office.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows is playing in theaters now.
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder (Brian Tee) escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
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The opening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is dominating a moderate weekend at the U.S. box office with an estimated $36 million, slightly better than half of the original’s launch.
Paramount’s action-comedy sequel took in $12.5 million at 4,071 sites on Friday, easily outdistancing the first day of Emilia Clarke’s romantic drama “Me Before You” at $7.8 million at 2,704 locations and the eighth day of “X-Men: Apocalypse” with $6.6 million.
Fox’s ninth version of its “X-Men” franchise was headed for a second weekend of $22.3 million at 4,153 locations, in a sharp 66% decline that’s typical of “X-Men” titles. “Apocalypse” will finish the frame with more than $116 million domestically.
“Me Before You,” which generated an A Cinemascore from attendees, looks likely to wind up the weekend with $18.3 million — at the top of recent forecasts.
- Dave McNary
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is heading for a drab $30 million opening weekend in the U.S. — less than half its predecessor’s debut, early estimates showed Friday.
Paramount’s action-comedy sequel was performing at the lower end of forecasts with an opening day of $11 million at 4,071 locations. New Line-mgm’s Emilia Clarke romancer “Me Before You,” on the other hand, is performing better than expected in the $6.5 million to $8 million range on Friday. Universal’s surreal Andy Samberg comedy “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” launched quietly with $1.5 million.
“Out of the Shadows” earned $2 million during Thursday night preview screenings — less than half the preview take from the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and a strong indication that the premise of wise-cracking pizza-loving terrapins battling to save the Earth may be wearing out its welcome. The original film earned $4.6 million in previews on its way to a »
- Dave McNary
Paramount’s “Ninja Turtles” sequel opened with a solid $2 million during Thursday night preview screenings at about 3,000 U.S. sites, while the Warner Bros. romantic drama “Me Before You” took in $1.4 million. Universal’s Andy Samberg comedy “Popstar” launched quietly with $322,000 on Thursday.
“Out of the Shadows,” a sequel to 2014’s surprise hit “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” is expected to win the weekend with somewhere in the $35 million to $40 million range at 4,071 locations — about half of the original’s $65.6 million opening take.
The original film earned $4.6 million in previews on its way to a $195 million domestic gross and $493.2 million worldwide.
The sequel is opening in 40 international markets this weekend.
- Dave McNary
Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brian Tee, Gary Anthony Williams, Stephen Farrelly, Tony Shalhoub, Brad Garrett | Written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec | Directed by Dave Green
In the wake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting the big screen back in 2014, very few critics were asking for more where it came from. General audiences, however, made the film a smash hit success at the box office, so it was only a matter of time before those heroes in a half shell returned to do battle with villains much more outlandish than The Shredder. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m one of those few critics who was asking for more back in 2014. And I sure am glad we got it.
- John Squires
The heroes in a half shell return for more halfhearted fun in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” Every bit as noisy, brain-numbing and lowbrow as its predecessor, the Michael Bay production never strays from basic blockbuster formula. It’s fast food entertainment destined for a short run atop the box office charts and an even shorter lifespan in the pop culture zeitgeist.
Although the franchise has remained active in animation and video games through the years, the heroic quartet named after famed Renaissance painters — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo — went dormant in live action films for two decades, until 2014’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” resurrected the phenomenon. At the time, some longtime fans took issue with reinventing the turtles as motion capture-animated heroes, especially in the context of a sleek, soulless, steel-crushing action extravaganza à la Bay’s “Transformers” productions. But worldwide audiences didn’t seem to mind one bit, »
- Geoff Berkshire
Dave Green’s first film, Earth To Echo, had some mighty familiar DNA. You could tell that he was a fan of ‘80s Amblin’ films and that he’d absorbed the lessons of the film on a nearly molecular level like many of the film nerd kids who grew up on those movies. More than anything, he got the relationships between the kids right in that film, and it appears he carried that skill set over to a franchise that I have very little personal fondness for, resulting in what may well be the most consistently fun live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie ever made. It’s easy to dismiss someone’s fondness for something as pure nostalgia, but it’s also reductive and, in many cases, not why someone loves something. I may not personally be a Turtles fan, but I know enough of them (and have fathered a »
- Drew McWeeny
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On the eve of its theatrical bow, early reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows have begun pouring online, painting Paramount’s CG-laden actioner as a “bright and brainless” sequel.
Depending on your own expectations going into Tmnt 2, that general critical consensus will either be a disappointing surprise or exactly what you’ve come to expect from the studio’s brash franchise.
Here’s a selection of those reviews (via Cbm) which, if the 2014 original is anything to go by, won’t have much bearing on the movie’s performance at the box office this coming weekend.
Den of Geek: Within the first ten minutes of Tmnt: Out of the Shadows, as you’re watching Megan Fox’s dead-eyed April O’Neil don a disguise that just happens to be a skintight Japanese schoolgirl outfit, »
- Michael Briers
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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” which opens on June 3, 2016 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Brad Garrett, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Noel Fisher, Alan Ritchson and Stephen Amell from director Dave Green and writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Leaden and witless, though it obviously believes there is humor in its loud, chaotic juvenility. It would be an insult to cartoons to call this cartoonish. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Apparently the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, when they debuted way back in the 1980s, were intended as a parody of superhero comics. I picked up this tidbit from the Tmnt wikipedia page. I did not absorb it through some sort of cinematic osmosis while watching the new Tmnt movie, Out of the Shadows. That would have been impossible. Whatever the truth of the long-ago comic-book Turtles, there is absolutely nothing that marks them as satirical here. (This may also be true of the 2014 movie that rebooted this franchise, but I have so far managed to avoid that one. If only that had »
- MaryAnn Johanson
...are four teenage anthropomorphic turtles who are named after four Renaissance Italian artists.
They were trained by their anthropomorphic rat 'sensei' in the art of ninjutsu.
From their home in the sewers of New York City...
...they battle petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated creatures and alien invaders while attempting to remain hidden from society.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows" ...
- Michael Stevens
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