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Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan want to bring Beverly Hills Cop to the small screen

Aug. 29, 2012by:
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Last year in an interview with Rolling Stone, Eddie Murphy expressed interest in taking BEVERLY HILLS COP from the big screen to the small one. Turning the property into a television series was brought up due to the fact that the ideas for a feature film seemed forced, and none of the plots explored were of interest.

Murphy said this about a possible premise, as well as his own involvement, "What Im trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foleys son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. Id 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 shouldnt be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong." You gotta give him credit for wanting the right thing for the franchise, but is a television series with Foley's son as the star a good idea?

The actor is now receiving some much needed help from THE SHIELD creator, Shawn Ryan. It's being said that the two, along with Sony Pictures are currently pitching to a variety of networks. Vulture insiders say that the series is being designed as, "a buddy cop show, that will be an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements." Murphy will show up in the plot, and a few special episodes down the road.

Does a BEVERLY HILLS COP series sound appealing?

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Source: Vulture

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1:03PM on 08/29/2012
Sounds like a good idea but I'd only be interested in it if HBO or another paid programming station picked it up. I think that's the only way to do the property justice.
Sounds like a good idea but I'd only be interested in it if HBO or another paid programming station picked it up. I think that's the only way to do the property justice.
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4:07PM on 08/29/2012
FX and AMC get away with pretty much anything but nudity and F-bombs at this point.
FX and AMC get away with pretty much anything but nudity and F-bombs at this point.
11:04AM on 08/29/2012

Casting options

Get Mickey Rourke to play Axel Foley.
Get Mickey Rourke to play Axel Foley.
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10:56AM on 08/29/2012

Casting options

Get Mickey Rourke to play Axel Foley.
Get Mickey Rourke to play Axel Foley.
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10:15AM on 08/29/2012
"If you have to force something, you shouldnt be doing it"
Says the guy who starred in....ah I haven't the energy to type that long a list

Yep Shawn Ryan gives it hope and if HBO/AMC pick it up then ok, certainly I'd give it a shot.
"If you have to force something, you shouldnt be doing it"
Says the guy who starred in....ah I haven't the energy to type that long a list

Yep Shawn Ryan gives it hope and if HBO/AMC pick it up then ok, certainly I'd give it a shot.
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10:02AM on 08/29/2012
What I never understood about this series was the selling point is Axel Foley, not Beverly Hills, so why not just cut the BevHills part and just move on with Foley in something different.
At least Shawn Ryan is involved. He is talented.
What I never understood about this series was the selling point is Axel Foley, not Beverly Hills, so why not just cut the BevHills part and just move on with Foley in something different.
At least Shawn Ryan is involved. He is talented.
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