Last week, we reported that Paramount Pictures is developing a Beverly Hills Cop sequel, after CBS passed on their TV pilot in May. Today, that news has been confirmed, with screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) writing the script and Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley.
Although the pilot ultimately didn't go to series, Paramount was reportedly intrigued by the interest garnered by the TV show, which tested very well and featured Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley and Brandon T. Jackson as his son, Aaron Foley, a rookie cop at the Beverly Hills Police Department. No story details were given for the sequel.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 had been in development for several years, with Brett Ratner attached to direct from a script by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted). It isn't known if Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are rewriting that script, or starting from scratch. The writers also penned the screenplay for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is currently shooting in New York.