Also: 'Beverly Hills Cop' may be returning to the big screen
'Beverly Hills Cop' may be resurrected for the big screen after TV attempt fizzles
The TV reboot of "Beverly Hills Cop" is no more, but the franchise may be returning to its big screen roots.
The hit film series which starred Eddie Murphy as a wise-cracking peace officer was set to be reooted for the small screen when Murphy acting as executive producer alongside Shawn Ryan ("The Shield").
Brandon T. Jackson ("Tropic Thunder") was set to play Aaron Foley, the son of Murphy's Axel Foley, who is also a Beverly Hills police officer.
Earlier, CBS turned down the pilot for the show, and Murphy and Ryan were hoping to draw the interest of another network.
However, Ryan Tweeted one bad news earlier today, saying "Sad to report that efforts to land Beverly Hills Cop pilot at another network have failed. This iteration is dead for now."
He followed it up with another, more hopeful tweet. "Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development."
Details are scarce and nothing is confirmed, so it's unknown what role Murphy or Jackson will play in the proposed film, which could be "Beverly Hills Cop 4," a remake, or something else.
The "Beverly Hills Cop" film franchise grossed more than $700 million worldwide . The most recent film in the series was 1994's disappointing "Beverly Hills Cop 3."
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