Yeesh. Sylvester Stallone is promoting his new Rocky and Rambo sequels, and Bruce Willis is shooting Live Free or Die Hard. And now Variety reports that Eddie Murphy is working on Beverly Hills IV. If that Indiana Jones IV project ever gets off the ground, the ’80s blockbuster revival will be almost complete. (And just for the record, the only film I’ve seen in this series — mainly, as I recall, because some high-school classmates dragged me to it — is 1987’s Beverly Hills Cop II, which was directed by Tony Scott.)
Eddie Murphy to star in Beverly Hills Cop … IV?
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).