Talk surrounding the long-in-the-making, Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been bandied about for some time now, although it had all gone quiet, rumours have started to emerge that a couple of A-list names that include Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum could join the cast.

Appearing on a talk show in Holland the directors of the fourth in the saga, which first appeared on the big screen in 1984, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, dropped a whole host of information on the progress of the film, including stating that Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum could be heading for the role of the film’s antagonist.

The pair also went on to say that the film would be made in Detroit on a $50 million dollar budget, they are currently in the process of casting for Foley’s counterpart and Jerry Bruckheimer has shown a major interest in their work on BLACK. So what else could they reveal, well the plot? What exactly has Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley been up to in the past twenty odd years since the third in the franchise hit our screens? Arbi and Fallah stated that the outline would see Foley in the present day; he has become a seasoned Beverly Hills Cop and will now clash with a hardened cop from Detroit.

Beverly Hills Cop 4

This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop series shot Murphy to international stardom, putting his face firmly on the map. The film went on to win the People’s Choice Award for “Favourite Motion Picture” and was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1985. It earned $234 million at the North American domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing film of 1984 in the U.S.

Does this mean that fourth film in the franchise is finally starting to shape up after many years in limbo? We’ll just have to wait and see where this one goes, hopefully not for too much longer.