12.01.08 9 years ago 23 Comments

Murphy congratulates Ratner on his birthday present from grandma

As previously reported, Beverly Hills Cop 4 will team Eddie Murphy with Brett Ratner, because besides a penchant for shitty movies, they both love trannies Latino Review recently got hold of an early script, written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (who’ve worked on scripts for 2 Fast 2 Furious, Wanted, and 3:10 to Yuma).

It’s been 15 years since Axel Foley was last in Beverly Hills, and they needed a good reason to bring him back. That reason comes just a couple of pages into the latest script for Beverly Hills Cop IV (which calls itself Beverly Hills Cop 2009) – Judge Reinhold’s Billy Rosewood takes a leap out the 20th story of the Los Angeles Police HQ. When Axel hears that his former partner and best buddy became sidewalk salad he knows it wasn’t a suicide and he flies to Beverly Hills to get all the facts for himself.

In this movie they mention that they teach his cases at the police academy and that a restaurant had an Axel Foley sandwich on the menu! (It’s been renamed the Timbaland) Axel Foley knows his way around LA better than his new partner on the case who was born there.

That new partner is Goodwin, a fat rookie with low self-esteem who has a crush on a lady cop in the facial recognition department. When he’s not solving the mystery of who tossed Billy out the window, Axel is playing matchmaker with these two. He’s also teaching Goodwin how to be a better cop. It’s like the Axel Foley Finishing School.

Here is the scoop: The studio loves the draft but Eddie Murphy is not too keen on it.

Keep in mind, Eddie Murphy’s last two movies were about Eddie Murphy coming to Earth in an Eddie Murphy-shaped spaceship, and a nerdy Eddie Murphy who’s married to a fat female Eddie Murphy.  He’d probably like the script better if, while sent to investigate the disappearance of Eddie Murphy, Eddie Murphy could fall in love with a hot young rookie cop named Eddie Murphy, get drawn into an Eddie Murphy memorabilia smuggling ring, and eventually have to confront his arch nemesis… Frank Stallone.

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