Beverly Hills Cop 4 is a never-ending story and has been in development for years. Now the project, which is now part of Netflix, is progressing. A director has been found to direct Eddie Murphy.
“Beverly Hills Cop 4” was first announced more than 25 (!) years ago, but it never came to fruition. There were always new announcements: for example in the mid-2000s with “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner or ten years later with the duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah at the wheel. In 2019, Netflix got involved and breathed new life into the project. But because of Corona, things didn’t go well again. That should change now.
Like the industry magazine deadline reported, Up-and-coming Australian director Mark Molloy is now on board to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4. He replaces El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who first preferred to do Bad Boys For Life and most recently the upcoming DC movie Batgirl. It is the first feature film for Molloy. So far, he has mainly made headlines as a director of advertising clips. He has won numerous awards for his work, especially for Apple, and has worked with Dune and The Batman cinematographer Greig Fraser, among others.
“The Batman” director Matt Reeves is also one of his sponsors, actually enabling him to shoot a project for the short-lived streaming service Quibi in 2020. But since the provider closed its doors in the middle of production, the series was canceled and discontinued.
“Beverly Hills Cop 4”: 2023 on Netflix?
There is no schedule for “Beverly Hills Cop 4” yet, but with Molloy’s commitment things could go very quickly. Eddie Murphy is already on board, and tax credits for a shoot in California were already applied for in the summer of 2021. It turned out that there was already a precise shooting schedule. So it shouldn’t really take that much preparation time to get started quickly.
Theoretically, the cameras could still be running this year, so that we could see “Beverly Hills Cop 4” with Eddie Murphy on Netflix as early as 2023. Then we would learn how Molloy is doing as the successor to Martin Brest (“Beverly Hills Cop”), Tony Scott (“Beverly Hills Cop II”), and John Landis (“Beverly Hills Cop III”). However, a big question mark remains, after all, the project now has a history of more than two decades of near-realizations behind it. Fans should remain skeptical as to whether it will really work this time.