First Indiana Jones, now Beverly Hills Cop!

The AP is reporting that Paramount Pictures has given the ‘ok’ to make a fourth installment of the ’80s hit franchise Beverly Hills Cop, with Eddie Murphy reviving the role that made him a bonefied movie star.

Brett Ratner is in talks to direct the film, which is expected to begin filming next year for a summer 2010 release.

Murphy,47, reportedly approached the studio about reviving the film series in which he plays a Detroit police detective who ends up chasing criminals in Beverly Hills.

The original 1984 film and its two sequels–the last of which opened in 1994–collectively grossed more than $735 million in theaters worldwide.

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