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Looking at the Planned 2008 Version of 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie made since the late '90s, and it's something he and director Brett Ratner are still currently working on. Beverly Hills Cop IV was briefly called off last year as plans to shift the franchise towards a CBS series called Beverly Hills Cop starring Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson, Tropic Thunder) with Murphy producing and playing a recurring role, but when the [...]

The 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Show Is Dead But a Movie Is in the Works

In May, CBS passed on making a TV version of Beverly Hills Cop after commissioning a pilot and producers opted to shop it around to other networks. Shawn Ryan (The Shield), who created the Beverly Hills Cop pilot, recently announced via Twitter that efforts to get the show to land at another network failed and that the project is dead for now. He did, however, add, "Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development."

So, it looks like Beverly Hills Cop IV is once again in the works. The CBS pilot starred Brandon [...]

Kevin Pollak Cast in CBS's 'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot

Last month, CBS greenlit a pilot for a TV version of the popular '80s movie series Beverly Hills Cop, and now comedian/actor Kevin Pollak has been cast in the show in a supporting role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, also titled Beverly Hills Cop, will star Brandon T. Jackson as Aaron Foley, the son of the franchise's original protagonist Axel Foley. Created by The Shield's Shawn Ryan, the Beverly Hills Cop show is described as "an hour-long crime procedural with comedic elements. " Pollak will play Rodney Daloof, the loudmouth bullyish in-house lawyer for the Beverly Hills Police Department. Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Axel Foley [...]

The Long-Lasting Legacy of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

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The buddy cop movie is so ingrained in our culture that it's sometimes easy to forget it's only been a popular subgenre since the 1980s. Although it was preceded by a few other similar movies, Beverly Hills Cop, when it was released in 1984, defined the modern action-comedy and had an indelible impact on every film that followed in its footsteps, giving birth to an enduring franchise and a bevy of movies that [...]

'Beverly Hills Cop' to Become Beverly Hills TV Cops

Sing it with me: "Do Do dododo dodo…" Eddie Murphy is working with the creator of The Shield to adapt Beverly Hill Cop for television. The BHC movies were insanely popular and quite fun, so this solid, if not great news. Adding to the excitement is that Murphy is committed to reprise his role of Axel Foley on the show in a reoccurring guest star capacity. Last November, Murphy told Rolling Stone a hypothetical show would focus on Axel Foley's son (Hubcap Foley, maybe?). You hear that young actors? You better start working on your silly, young Eddie laughs.

Brett Ratner Signs Back On to Direct 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

Director Brett Ratner is back on board Beverly Hills Cop IV, Deadline reports. Ratner was attached to direct the sequel a couple years ago, but the project was called off when Eddie Murphy was unhappy with the script and backed out. After that, Ratner produced a CBS one-hour pilot for a Beverly Hills Cop spinoff centered on Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley, but the network passed on it and Beverly Hills Cop IV was put back into development in July. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, the duo who wrote Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, are writing the script. This is [...]

CBS Passes on 'Beverly Hills Cop' Series, Pilot May Be Shopped to Other Networks

CBS has said no to a TV version of the 1984 Eddie Murphy action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop. The network commissioned a pilot for an hour-long procedural based on the film last year, but the show didn't make it on CBS's Fall 2013 schedule, which the network is unveiling this week. The pilot was created by The Shield's Shawn Ryan and it centered on Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson from Tropic Thunder and Big Momma's House 3), who is following in his father's footsteps by doing fish-out-of-water detective work on the west side of Los Angeles.

Eddie Murphy appeared in the pilot as a [...]

CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Order Pilots: 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Pulling,' Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman

Pilot season is kicking into high gear. All four major networks ordered new comedy pilots yesterday evening for a whopping total of 11 sitcom greenlights in just a few hours. Here's a rundown on the shows the network ordered pilots for yesterday, a few of which will make it to your screens as full-on series in the fall:

  • Beverly Hills Cop (CBS) – Brandon T. Jackson (Beverly Hills Cop, Percy Jackson) stars as Axel Foley's police officer son in this TV reboot of the classic '80s movie series. Eddie Murphy will guest star in the pilot and produce the show, alongside Shawn Ryan (The Shield), [...]

Brandon T. Jackson Is Your New 'Beverly Hills Cop'

We reported last month that CBS had purchased a new TV version of Beverly Hills Cop that follows Eddie Murphy's character Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley, and now, we know who Aaron Foley is gonna be: comedian and actor Brandon T. Jackson. You may know Jackson from movies like Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson, and the third Big Momma's House movie, where he played the (step)son of another iconic character, Martin Lawrence's Malcolm "Big Momma" Turner. Humor Mill reports that Jackson is in final negotiations to star in the hour-long crime procedural (with strong comedic elements) from creator Shawn Ryan (The Shield).  TV's Beverly Hills Cop will revolve [...]

The 10 Best Fish Out of Water Comedies

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The “fish out of water” formula has been a go-to storyline since cinema’s early days, with filmmakers getting a lot of mileage out of plucking familiar characters from their bowls and tossing them into unfamiliar, non-aquatic settings. Using a fish out of water story can be a quick and effective way to engineer a functional comedy, but this trope isn’t always as transparent and contrived as it seems in the likes of Beverly Hills Ninja or Encino Man. The best fish out of water stories [...]

Eddie Murphy and 'Ghost Protocol' Writers Are Onboard for 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'

We reported last week that the planned TV version of Beverly Hills Cop is dead and that a fourth movie for the franchise is in the works instead. Now, details about Beverly Hills Cop IV are beginning to trickle in. Deadline reports that Paramount is moving full steam ahead on the project and that Eddie Murphy is already signed on, as are screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, a writing team who scripted Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Prior to the decision to turn the next entry in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise into a TV series, Murphy was working [...]

Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold Will Reunite for CBS's 'Beverly Hills Cop' Pilot

CBS is producing a pilot called Beverly Hills Cop, based around Axel Foley's son Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson), and it looks like the stars of the original movie will be reuniting for the pilot. It was previously announced that Eddie Murphy, who's executive producing the show, will guest star in the pilot (and possibly in future episodes if Beverly Hills Cop gets picked up), but The Wrap reported yesterday that Murphy's BHC co-star Judge Reinhold will also be appearing in the pilot. Reinhold's role will only be a cameo, but he and Murphy will probably appear onscreen together. The Wrap says that his character [...]

A 'Crocodile Dundee' Crossover and Two Other Rejected Ideas for 'Beverly Hills Cop III'

The original Beverly Hills Cop movie was one of the most successful movies ever at the time of its release, and it had the potential to give birth to a franchise that was equally as popular and long-lasting. Unfortunately, the second movie didn't fare as well with audiences or critics and the third film, released in 1994, a whopping seven years after the previous installment, was near-disaster. Despite this, the version of Beverly Hills Cop III we got, in which Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley busts up a counterfeit ring at a Southern California theme park, was far superior to a lot of the ideas that were thrown around by [...]

CBS Buys 'Beverly Hills Cop' the TV Show

The TV version of Beverly Hills Cop we told you about last week has gotten a pilot production commitment from CBS. Lots of Internet people are talking about Jay Pharoah for the role of Axel Foley's son, which makes sense because usually children on most normal TV shows are just young actors doing very accurate impressions of the actor that plays their father.