"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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.