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Paramount Sets 'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot For Spring 2016 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2014 5:53 PM
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For years, they've been trying to make a "Beverly Hills Cop" reboot and/or sequel happen without much developing, but at the end of 2013 there was a ray of light. Eddie Murphy officially came back, Brett Ratner got attached to direct the project (again), and it was all systems go at Paramount. And now they're feeling bold enough to set a release date.

Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic, Michael B. Jordan, Damon Wayans & Eddie Murphy In The Mix To Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 11:25 AM
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Where on Earth do we begin with the saga that is the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic, once known as "Is It Something I Said?" Well it has gone through a couple of producers (Adam Sandler and most recently, Forest Whitaker, who doesn't seem to be linked anymore), and while it looked like Bill Condon would get it off the ground in the fall of 2010, nothing came to pass and it remained in development hell. But now, it's once again back to life thanks to The Weinstein Company.

'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot With Brett Ratner And Eddie Murphy & 'Top Gun 2' Back On At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 3:14 PM
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In 1984, the movie gods gave audiences (among lots of other things): "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Terminator." Both became massive franchises, and both sorta fizzled out. But since no property in Hollywood is ever truly buried, both are being revived. Earlier today word arrived that "Terminator"—in addition to being rebooted into a new trilogy—is now becoming a TV series too, and it looks like Axel Foley will get one more day on the beat as well.

Eddie Murphy Will Be Back For Another ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Movie, 'Ghost Protocol' Writers To Pen Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 9:18 AM
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Late last week you might have missed the news that the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV pilot wasn't picked up — despite it testing apparently very, very well — but that the gears were turning once again on a new movie, thanks to the response to the TV show. And this is no mere idle chatter as Paramount are once again turning the gears on what we presume will be "Beverly Hills Cop 4," as some they've rounded up the star and some writers to making it happen.

'Trading Places': More Than 7 Things You May Not Know About The Film (But We Won't Bet A Dollar On It)

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 8, 2013 10:29 AM
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Thirty years ago, "Trading Places," John Landis' classic comedy, premiered to critical and commercial success. Not only was it the 4th highest grossing film of 1983 (making over $90 million, behind "Flashdance," "Terms of Endearment," and "Return of the Jedi"), but the film also received praise from the likes of Roger Ebert ("This is good comedy") and Rex Reed ("Trading Places is an updated Frank Capra with four-letter words, and I can think of no higher praise than that"). The film is about two beyond-wealthy yet bored brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) who swap out a well-to-do finance guy in their employ (Dan Aykroyd) with a homeless conman (Eddie Murphy) just to watch the world burn, oh no, we mean to test the good old "nature vs. nurture" debate.

Eddie Murphy Is The Most Overpaid Actor In Hollywood According To Forbes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 5, 2012 9:41 AM
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Once seen as a series of soaring precedents afforded to Hollywood's best and brightest, the massive paychecks given to high-profile actors and directors today have since grown smaller with the film industry's cost-cutting measures. However, for an elite group of individuals, their price tag remains as high as it ever was, but now a recent list has revealed a slow reversal has begun for those once deemed financially golden.

'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Lands At CBS; 'Terriers' May Live Again Via Kickstarter-Funded TV Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 4:14 PM
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Shawn Ryan's "Beverly Hills Cop" television series, which had everyone buzzing a week ago, has landed at CBS, according to Deadline. The network, which we're pretty sure is almost exclusively for people's elderly uncles, has given it a pilot commitment. The new series will follow the exploits of Aaron Foley, the son of Axel Foley, the Eddie Murphy character from the three successful Paramount movies. Murphy will produce and co-star in the pilot, with a possibility for future appearances should the show be ordered to series.

Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Moves Forward As Networks Circle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 8:56 AM
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While once much talked about, possibly-Brett Ratner-directed "Beverly Hills Cop 4" is, for all intents and purposes, dead. However Axel Foley is still kicking around and is now headed to the small screen. "What I'm trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," Eddie Murphy said about the TV concept last fall, and indeed, things are rolling right along as networks are now taking a hard look at the show.

'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets' In The Works With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Eddie Murphy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 9:43 PM
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A sequel to "Twins" has been batted around and rumored for so long we suppose it was inevitable. But even we didn't see this coming.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Lorax' Tops Again, While 'John Carter' Fulfills Its Prophecy & Underperforms, Underwhelms Domestically

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 11, 2012 1:01 PM
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There's no real joy in reporting on a massive bomb. Mostly because, why hate? Usually the participants involved will cry into piles of hundred dollar bills why you return to your menial workday job, gloating seems like a waste of energy. It's especially disconcerting when it comes from someone like Andrew Stanton, who previously directed "Wall-E" and was making his transition to live-action with the uber-expensive "John Carter." Analysts have been predicting doom for a long time now, in a way fueling the negative buzz with their irresponsible reporting, leading to a soft opening only slightly surpasses similar boys-n-sand actioner "Prince Of Persia," and that's mostly due to 3D prices.

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