Here’s another one of those projects that churns up every now and then, the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. Part three was released a way back in 1994, and that was about seven years after the highly successful Beverly Hills Cop II came out, but while it seems like cinema has moved past Beverly Hills Cop, that doesn’t mean that Jerry Bruckheimer and Eddie Murphy have given up on the idea. Spinning off the movies into a CBS series featuring Axel Foley’s son came to not, so it’s back to the drawing board and a new film, which now has new directors. (more…)
More of the 80s looks to be making its way across the decades to haunt us here in the present with the shadows past glories. This time around it’s going to be Beverly Hills Cop, though instead of just rebooting the film series as most like to do, this go the famous Eddie Murphy franchise will be coming to television.
In truth, this is not so much a reboot as a continuation of where last we left off. The television series will revolve around the son of the main character, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy). And who’s up for the starring role? Brandon T. Jackson of Tropic Thunder fame.
The new show will supposedly follow the antics of lil’ Foley as he performs the same job that daddy once did – copping it up in land of monies and loose-moraled teenagers. As a bonus, Murphy will be showing up, at least for the pilot. If the show begins to tank, I’m guessing they’ll try to bring him back as much as possible to keep ratings up.
Anyone out there looking forward to reliving their childhood movie experience with a new cop in the BH? Me, I can take it or leave it.
CBS has set it’s sights on casting character actor Brandon T. Jackson in the lead role of their television Beverly Hills Cop adaptation. You’ve seen Jackson in films including Tropic Thunder, Lottery Ticket, Fast & FuriousPercy Jackson; Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and others.
The show would focus on Axel Foley’s (Eddie Murphy) son Aaron (Brandon Jackson) with Murphy making guest appearances. Aaron’s beat would be in Beverly Hills where he would us a mixture of comedy and action to take down the criminal elements threatening the rich and famous while trying to live up to or perhaps live down his father’s reputation.
The truly interesting part of this production is participation of the creator of The Shield, Shawn Ryan, who is the creative force behind the scenes. As a huge fan of The Shield I’m very interested to see how Ryan translates his tough, violent style of police drama to a franchise that is known for its mix of action and comedy, with comedy taking a lead role. I don’t remember laughing too many times when watching The Shield, just a lot of grimacing and “Oh Shit” moments.
I do like this casting choice, he was really good in Tropic Thunder. What do you think about this casting choice and the show in general?
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 Shieldcreator 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.
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
This week’s release features three films that starts with the word “The,” which should prove how “awesome” the flicks may be. We got a couple of titles for you to check out on the Old is New section and a few titles under the TV Show Release. But wait, there’s more as we got more goodness with a release that features a certain superhero.
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WAIT! These are FAKE! There’s no reason to commit suicide just yet.. These humorous movie posters contain everything that would bring upon the apocalypse. There would be massive riots in the streets. The world would turn to anarchy and your mom would die! So be sure to thank whatever guy in the sky you like, because he stopped this shit and be glad he did! I actually LOL’d at most of these. And I lied before.. Not all of these are bad. I would let a rabid giraffe bite my penis off if they made an Indiana Jones movie in which that plot intertwined with Star Wars’ plot. And I’m not talking about some fanboy rendition in which i get an email one day with a link to the movie and then some creepy guy wanting to go to the zoo so i can “fulfill my promise”.. Harrison Ford would have to be Indiana Jones. That’s Final.. But damn, just think about Indiana Jones wielding a light-saber. Oh, and the Dirty Harry Potter poster.. That was quite silly, with the expected quip “Do you feel magical, punk?” But the rest of these are pretty bad. Tom Cruise in The Sorority Report.. *blows face off* The only part that might have been good in that fictional movie is the audience might have gotten to see boob.. Hell, I’ll even take side or under boob.. I love Boobies! But Worse than that, is Beverly Hills RoboCop. I could not, for the life of me, sit through Beverly Hills Cop again.. Not even if my life depended on it. An eternity of nothingness, no conscious thought, just nonexistence is more appealing than an hour and a half or so of that movie. But even more appealing than ceasing to exist would be seeing Jennifer Garner hunted and eventually skinned by a predator. I believe that would actually bring a little joy to my life, Alias was a stupid show anyway. And of course of Star Wars fan, including myself, would flock to see Saving Admiral Ackbar.. It’s an unfortunate truth that even in the face of certain “Floppage” (I’m having to use this imaginary word, because I’m to lazy to try and find a better suited term) fans would come by the thousands and also go see the movie. HAHA. See what I did there? Well enjoy the rest of these posters, and enjoy even more that they’re not real. Check out a shit ton more after the jump. (more…)