*Paramount has set a March 25, 2016, release date for the fourth installment of “Beverly Hills Cop,” with Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as detective Axel Foley.
Jerry Bruckheimer is back as producer, and Brett Ratner will directing the pic, which will see Foley returning to his Detroit roots. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the scribes behind “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” are writing that script, reports Deadline.com.
Early last year, CBS ordered a pilot from Shawn Ryan and Murphy that was to follow the adventures of Foley’s cop son, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing and Murphy set to appear in the pilot and possibly recur. But the network passed on the project at the eleventh hour.