The last word on Beverly Hills Cop 4 was that it was going to be a Netflix movie, with Jerry Bruckheimer returning as producer. For this movie, stuck in seemingly perpetual development hell, a good while has passed since any news emerged on it, leading to speculation that it’s not going to happen.
Tax breaks though, are usually a good indicator. According to Variety:
“Beverly Hills Cop 4” — which has been delayed several times over the years — was awarded a tax credit in the round last August, but was unable to make use of it. Netflix applied again and was awarded again this round, winning $16.1 million.
So the film is still going ahead. And it looks like it will be set in California, which if true is a shift from previous plans to set it in Detroit. A few years back, I was in contact with someone from production with this movie. Pre-production had begun in Detroit, with the movie supposed to be set during a significant blizzard.
Anyway, the third movie is a blemish. Although who knows, maybe it has aged well – I haven’t watched it in a while. A 1990’s turd is often superior to today’s stuff. Also, they need to bring back Sidney Bernstein.