A fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series has be in development hell for many years. Well it seems as if a new movie isn’t going to happen, but Axel Foley isn’t gone just yet.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Eddie Murphy talks about a possible TV series as Axel’s next adventure; “What I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I’d do the pilot, show up here and there. None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”
Given that Murphy hasn’t had much success of late, his new movie Tower Heist looks like a return to form and he is hosting the Oscars. So maybe a TV series would be a good movie for him. There’s no denying Beverly Hills Cop 3 was awful, it wasn’t a patch on the other two and felt forced in every way. It was directed by John Landis who is capable of making good films, Blues Brothers (ignore the sequel), American Werewolf In London (ignore the sequel, but he didn’t make it) and Innocent Blood (underrated and it’s got Robert Loggia in it as a Italian Mafia Vampire!).
Plenty of other actors have revived their careers going back to TV, and lets be honest it couldn’t do him any harm as his family friendly movies have been awful. Pluto Nash, I’ll say no more. That said, he does promise to quit making them in the interview, Eddie, Mr Murphy, sir, please keep this promise.
Nothing has been confirmed and it will obviously go through pilot testing, so it’s by no means a done deal. To read the full Rolling Stones interview, follow this link.