Eddie Murphy, who stars in this summer's comedy Meet Dave, is poised to reprise his role as the fast talking detective Axel Foley and Rush Hour's Brett Ratner is in talks to direct.
It's been 14 years since John Landis directed Beverly Hills Cop III but Paramount executives feel confident that the franchise has legs and decided to take a punt on reviving the story line after Murphy pitched the idea.
I find Paramount's confidence misplaced at best. Did anyone even see the third one? Or the second one, for that matter?
Brett Ratner's involvement is just another shovel for digging this project's grave. I can think of no living director short of Uwe Boll who is as bad at his job as Ratner. Why is this man still working?
Now throw in Harold Faltermeyer's ultra-80s theme song "Axel F" and tell me this project isn't going to be a money pit.
Oh, Hollywood, will you never grow tired of the taste of your own tail?