'Beverly Hills Cop 4' To Shoot In Detroit
Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop reboot has received a $13.5 million rebate from the Michigan Film Office to film the forth film in the series in Detroit.
The fourth film in the Beverly Hills Cop series will, once again, star Murphy’s Detroit cop, Axel Foley. Murphy originated the role in 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop, one of his first big film projects after his four-year tenure at Saturday Night Live. The movie, an instant classic, spawned two sequels, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).
Production on Beverly Hills Cop 4 is predicted to generate $56.5 million in in-state revenue from production costs employ around 350 Michigan workers during production. As incentive, Michigan approved a 24% rebate of $13.5 million.
“We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise back to Michigan. This project will highlight locations throughout metro Detroit that speak to the city’s heritage while making significant investments in the community by hiring Michigan workers and local businesses,” said Michigan Film Office Director Margaret O’Riley.
Little is known about Beverly Hills Cop 4, which was recently given a March 25, 2016 release date, other than the announcement that Murphy will return to star in the feature, directed by Brett Ratner and written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol).
The film will reportedly follow Foley, now a Detective, as he returns to Detroit from Beverly Hills “during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in one of America’s most tenacious cities.”
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