'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Back in Development

July 29, 2013


The Beverly Hills Cop series pilot didn't get picked up by CBS, and thus, Eddie Murphy was unable to pass on to Brandon T. Jackson the driving synth of Harold Faltermeyer accompaniment. So, Murphy will continue to shoulder that burden himself, reportedly agreeing to reprise the role of Axel Foley in a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film.

Years before the recent television attempt, another sequel had long been in development, with Brett Ratner attached to direct before he decided to instead do a Tower Heist with Murphy. But according to Deadline, it seems Paramount is starting anew with the project. They've hired on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Ninja Turtles writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec to write a new script. It's not apparent if the film will follow the just-discarded pilot's premise, with Axel promoted to chief of police over his cop son, but you can probably at least count on a more convincing CGI Bronson Pinchot.

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