This classic 80s action movie returns for a new installment

Axel Foley will not be alone on his new investigation, two important characters from the license will make a comeback.

Axel Foley resumes service on Netflix. A real jewel of nostalgia, the action saga carried by Eddie Murphy is preparing its return to our screens. While one would have logically thought that the policeman had long since retired, he will obviously be offered a fourth installment of his adventures. This time, it is the platform owned by Reed Hastings that will look at his career. Announced six years ago, this sequel had been talked about very little since then.

It must be said that Netflix has many projects in its boxes. At the time, it was Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi who were to direct it. The director duo also has some experience of reboots since it is to them that we owe Bad Boys for Life. They had nevertheless passed on the baton to concentrate on Batgirl at DC. It was thus Mark Molloy who had taken over. The director will sign here his first feature film, after having signed short films dedicated to Apple products and brand.

The Australian does not advance alone since Eddie Murphy will be in production, in addition to finding the poster. He will give the answer to several newcomers starting with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Batman: The Dark Knight Rises) and Paul Reiser (Stranger Things). A few shots stolen on the set also confirm the return of several important characters from the license. This is particularly the case for Billy Rosewood, Axel Foley’s partner in the first films. We can see him alongside John Ashton between two scenes.

A mysterious plot

While filming is in full swing, few plot details have yet been shared. As a reminder, The Beverly Hills Cop followed a young lieutenant from Detroit who arrives in California to investigate the death of one of his gangster friends. Quickly, these investigations lead him on the trail of a drug trafficking network led by a powerful businessman. Two sequels will emerge.

Almost three decades later, we should logically find Axel Foley as he flourishes in law enforcement. The presence of Joseph Gordon Levitt could indicate that the narration will adopt the same structure as for theFatal weapon, namely exploring the collaboration of two cops of different generations. For the moment, we do not yet know when it will be possible to discover this new component on Netflix.

In the meantime, you can already watch the first three films on VOD on all platforms.

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