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'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot With Brett Ratner And Eddie Murphy & 'Top Gun 2' Back On At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 3:14 PM
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In 1984, the movie gods gave audiences (among lots of other things): "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Terminator." Both became massive franchises, and both sorta fizzled out. But since no property in Hollywood is ever truly buried, both are being revived. Earlier today word arrived that "Terminator"—in addition to being rebooted into a new trilogy—is now becoming a TV series too, and it looks like Axel Foley will get one more day on the beat as well.

Eddie Murphy Will Be Back For Another ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Movie, 'Ghost Protocol' Writers To Pen Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 9:18 AM
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Late last week you might have missed the news that the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV pilot wasn't picked up — despite it testing apparently very, very well — but that the gears were turning once again on a new movie, thanks to the response to the TV show. And this is no mere idle chatter as Paramount are once again turning the gears on what we presume will be "Beverly Hills Cop 4," as some they've rounded up the star and some writers to making it happen.

New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Movie Is Back In Development After TV Show Reboot Fails

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 5:22 PM
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If at first you don't succeed, franchise, franchise again. And in the case of "Beverly Hills Cop," it seems no one wants to let go of the character of Axel Foley. While the long-gestating "Beverley Hills Cop 4" was seemingly shot dead a couple of years ago by Eddie Murphy himself, that was predicated on the notion of a TV series moving forward. And indeed it did start developing last summer, with CBS picking it up. But that's about where it stopped, as after some initial casting which included Murphy appearing here and there for continuity for the story of Foley Jr. and even Judge Reinhold making a cameo, it's all over.

Bringing 'The Heat': 10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 26, 2013 2:05 PM
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10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies
Given the immense unknowable diversity of the thriving planet on which we live, statistics state that there must exist somewhere a human adult person, maybe an abandoned jungle orphan who was raised by wolves, who has never experienced a buddy cop film. Haha, just kidding, that’s absolutely impossible. From the genre’s sputtering beginnings in the '70s, the crescendo built until some sort of sociological tipping point was reached with “Lethal Weapon” in the late 80s, leading to a Cambrian explosion of renegade cops teamed with straitlaced partners much to the chagrin of their permanently choleric police captains, whose ass the Commissioner/Mayor was almost constantly riding. The decades since have seen the genus evolve its own subspecies at an alarmingly rapidly rate: the cop-and-a-kid movie, the cop-and-a-dog movie, the cop-and-a zombie movie, and so on.

'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Lands At CBS; 'Terriers' May Live Again Via Kickstarter-Funded TV Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 4:14 PM
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Shawn Ryan's "Beverly Hills Cop" television series, which had everyone buzzing a week ago, has landed at CBS, according to Deadline. The network, which we're pretty sure is almost exclusively for people's elderly uncles, has given it a pilot commitment. The new series will follow the exploits of Aaron Foley, the son of Axel Foley, the Eddie Murphy character from the three successful Paramount movies. Murphy will produce and co-star in the pilot, with a possibility for future appearances should the show be ordered to series.

Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Moves Forward As Networks Circle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 8:56 AM
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While once much talked about, possibly-Brett Ratner-directed "Beverly Hills Cop 4" is, for all intents and purposes, dead. However Axel Foley is still kicking around and is now headed to the small screen. "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," Eddie Murphy said about the TV concept last fall, and indeed, things are rolling right along as networks are now taking a hard look at the show.

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