We knew one day it would happen — more Beverly Hills Cop, more Eddie Murphy dusting off his Lions jacket and his Judge Reinhold — after-all, the original was big in the 80s and those things tend to come back from the dead more often than [insert obvious zombie joke here]. Oh obvious zombie joke, you are hi-larious. *slams table* ALRIGHT! Enough tom-foolery, onto the facts.
Vulture is reporting that Murphy, fresh off the release of the… memorable (which is an adjective that can be used to describe things that are either good or bad) Thousand Words, Meet Dave, Imagine That, Tower Heist, and… shit this is depressing. Anyway, Murphy has been in bad things lately, but the one thing we most likely remember him from is Beverly Hills Cop, where he played Achnell… Achwell… Axel Foley and now it looks like we may see more of Foley, this time on the television. Alright, now you say “Get the fuck outa here!” and I say “No I cannot, I’m serious because it’s very important piece.”
The movie franchise has been hibernating since 1994’s poorly received Beverly Hills Cop 3, though a reboot/rehash/4th film has been discussed, which means we just haven’t heard that it is officially dead yet. This project, however, would allow Murphy to breathe new life into the character — teaming up with Shield creator Shawn Ryan (who deserves better) and a
sucker network to bring us something like an “hourlong crime procedural with strong comedic elements” and a “Buddy Cop” show that may (occasionally) feature Murphy and possibly an actor who would play his son in the main role. That is unless Murphy decides to play both roles, something that is highly possible should his son be written as extremely corpulent or an offensive stereotype.
The show is still in the planning stages, which means there is still time to stop it. How do we accomplish this? I need you to buy a brimless leather cap and go to Nepal. Once there you will have to carry a glass of water through an obstacle course; at the end of that course is Brigitte Nielsen, you must scale her and wrestle the Ajanti Dagger from her cleavage. A word of caution though — when scaling Brigitte Nielsen you must keep your thoughts as pure as the water (this used to be more of a problem). Once this is done you must sell the dagger on eBay and use the money to build a website called “NoAxelNo.com” and start an online petition — because those are always so succesful.
Alright, I really mailed this one in so as a special treat for making it all the way to the end, here is a video of Eddie Murphy talking about Herpes.