'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot Set for 2016 Release

2:58 PM PST 05/02/2014 by Rebecca Ford
"Beverly Hills Cop"

Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the Paramount project, which will star Eddie Murphy.

Beverly Hills Cop will be back on the beat in 2016.

Paramount has dated a reboot of the popular cop comedy for wide release on March 25, 2016.

Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the project, with is bringing back Eddie Murphy to star as Axel Foley, the Detroit cop from the original film series. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec wrote the script. Brett Ratner is attached to direct.

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In April, Bruckheimer told THR that they were in the process of getting the script finished, and eyeing a summer or early fall shoot.

"We're going to take Eddie [Murphy] back to Detroit," the producer said. "He's going to be in Beverly Hills … so we're going to have some fun with him."

The first three Beverly Hills Cop films were released in 1984, 1987 and 1994, and earned a total of $735.5 million worldwide.

The film currently has the 2016 date to itself.

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