Long in limbo ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ now has not one but two directors

beverly hills cop 4 directors
The original release date for the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise passed back in March without any movie hitting theaters, but the project is apparently still in the works, as Paramount Pictures has reportedly hired a pair of young directors to helm the film.

Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are expected to take on directing duties for the unofficially titled Beverly Hills Cop 4, replacing Brett Ratner on the project.

Initially scheduled to begin filming in Detroit in 2015 for a March 2016 premiere, Beverly Hills Cop 4 was taken off the studio’s calendar in May 2015 — allegedly due to problems with the film’s script. The attachment of the new directing duo is the first update on the project since it was shelved.

Deadline reports that Paramount was enamored with El Arbi and Fallah’s award-winning drama Black, about a pair of star-crossed young lovers from rival gangs in Brussels. The studio is hoping to inject some youthful energy into the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, and reportedly believes the pair have a knack for balancing the gritty tone of inner-city drama with the sensibilities of the series as it brings protagonist Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) back to his hometown of Detroit.

Black won the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015, but the Beverly Hills Cop sequel will be the first major studio release for the duo. The latest script for the film was penned by Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Over the course of three films, the Beverly Hills Cop franchise has earned more than $431 million in U.S. theaters and $735 million worldwide. Paramount is reportedly hoping to get production underway on the next film in the franchise later this year, but there’s no official release date set for the film at this point.

Deals

The best cheap-but-awesome PS4 game deals under $20

The PlayStation 4 has hit its stride in recent years and is now more affordable than ever. If you have a PS4 or are thinking of buying one, we’ve collected some must-have games. The best part? Each of these is just $20 or less.
Deals

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Emerging Tech

The 20 best tech toys for kids will make you wish you were 10 again

Looking for the perfect toy or gadget for your child? Thankfully, we've rounded up some of our personal favorite tech toys, including microscopes, computer kits, and a spherical droid from a galaxy far, far away.
Home Theater

Want to mirror your smartphone or tablet onto your TV? Here's how

A vast arsenal of devices exists to allow sending anything on your mobile device to your TV. Our in-depth guide shows you how to mirror content from your smartphone or tablet to the big screen from virtually any device available.
Home Theater

PlayStation Vue adds more local channels, bringing the total to over 600

PlayStation Vue is Sony's answer to live TV without the need for a cable or satellite TV subscription. To help you understand the service, its plans, and numerous features, we've created this handy guide.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

Michelle Yeoh reportedly in talks for stand-alone ‘Star Trek’ show

Reports claims that actress Michelle Yeoh is in talks to reprise her Star Trek: Discovery role in a spin-off series. The series will focus on Georgiou being recruited into Section 31, a secretive organization within Starfleet.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Mowgli’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Mortal Engines, and the first trailer for Missing…
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘Room 104,’ German thriller ‘Beat,’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Room 104 returns for a second season, Robert the Bruce fights for Scotland's throne, and more.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.