1984 was a historic year in terms of mythical films that swept theaters, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Cursed Time, Gremlins, Karate Kid, After the Green Heart, Terminator…and the list could go on with a few more titles. But one of the great surprises was given by a police action comedy Super Detective in Hollywood (Beverly Hills Cop) and who became at the second highest grossing in the United States. A phenomenon there only surpassed, by the hair, by the Ghostbusters ($ 238.6 million raised one, 234.8 the other).
She starred in a then almost unknown Eddie Murphy (which in 1983 had been one of the protagonists of The game is between rascals by John Landis), and spawned two more sequels, in 1987 and 1994, of which especially the first one also paid off at the box office. However, the franchise seemed finalized, not even the 2013 pilot episode for a possible tv series made by Barry Sonnenfeld he advised going ahead with more deliveries, even if they were for the small screen.
But considering that Super detective is another of the iconic titles, and more profitable, of the 80s, the attempt to revive the adventures of detective Axel Foley seemed inevitable. Neither short nor lazy, it was Netflix that took over the rights and a new installment is already filming. Is about Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley and to direct it, they have relied on a debutant in the feature film, mark molloyreplacing those initially planned bilall fallah Y Adil El Arbiof Bad Boys For Life.
no clues yet about the possible release date on the platformbut about its distribution, in which it will also be Joseph Gordon-Levittwhich continues to add performers from the original film.
Netflix itself has announced that Judge Reinhold Y John Ashtonwho played Axel’s two detective partners, Billy Rosewood and Sergeant Taggart respectively, and also Paul Reiserwho played a good friend of the protagonist, detective Jeffrey Friedman, have been added to the shoot. The fourth original cast member to join the reunion is Bronson Pinchottone of the secondary characters of the 1984 film and who assumed the role of Serge, the salesman of an art gallery.
Eddie Murphy will reunite with his Beverly Hills Cop co-stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot in the new movie Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. pic.twitter.com/eiwshAPzN8
—Netflix (@netflix) September 21, 2022
All of them They are already over 60 years old, and 70 in the case of Pinchot and Ashtonbut it will certainly be a delight for fans of the saga to see them again, even in a few brief scenes or cameos, and by the way, if things work out, the initiative promises more Axel Foley adventures in the future.
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