(USA TODAY) Starting humming that unforgettable theme song. Paramount Pictures announced late Friday that Eddie Murphy (and Axel Foley) will be back in 2016 with a new Beverly Hills Cop film.
Besides Murphy, 53, reprising one of his most famous characters, the film will bring back the original producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who just started a long-term deal with Paramount Pictures. Brett Ratner will direct and writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will write the screenplay.
The official release date is March 25, 2016.
The story will follow Foley "who has been living a cushy life as a Beverly Hills detective, back to the mean streets of Detroit during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in America's toughest city," according to a release from Paramount.
Beverly Hills Cop was originally released in 1984. It featured Murphy as Foley, a Detroit cop working in Beverly Hills. It was one of the most successful comedy franchises of that era, spawning two sequels in the next 10 years, all starring Murphy.
A television series, which would have featured Murphy sporadically, was set to star Brandon T. Jackson. But CBS ultimately passed on the project after only a pilot episode was produced.