The last word on Beverly Hills Cop 4 was that it was going to be a Netflix movie, with Jerry Bruckheimer returning as producer. For this movie, stuck in seemingly perpetual development hell, a good while has passed since any news emerged on it, leading to speculation that it’s not going to happen.
Tax breaks though, are usually a good indicator. According to Deadline:
Everybody is here to the tune of almost $15.8 million for Netflix and Paramount’s Beverly Hills Cop 4 with Eddie Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to be specific. That’s the amount the long-awaited sequel will be getting in tax credits from California, it was revealed today.
So the film is still going ahead. And it looks like it will be set in California, which if true is a shift from previous plans to set it in Detroit. A few years back, I was in contact with someone from production with this movie. Pre-production had begun in Detroit, with the movie supposed to be set during a significant blizzard.
Anyway, the third movie is a blemish. Although who knows, maybe it has aged well. Also, they need to bring back Sidney Bernstein.