I think I’ve blogged before about ‘past-their-prime’ actors who are trying to rekindle some heat into their careers by revisiting movies that made them famous, with Sylvester Stallone being the most prominent guy to do it. His Rambo and Rocky movies are dead giveaways that he wants to get people to watch him again.
Add Eddie Murphy to that list. Admittedly, Murphy can still generate the hits, but not at the levels he achieved in his prime or when coming out with his Beverly Hills Cop movies. So it was really a no brainer that he will revisit his famous franchise. Paramount will be producing the fourth sequel and this time they are trying to contract the services of Brett Ratner to helm the film. The last sequel was shown in 1994.
If schedules are followed, production for the movie will begin in 2009 with an expected release date of summer 2010.