Beverly Hills Cop 4 is on the horizon, but not after some misfires to get the thing off the ground. Eddie Murphy has been on the record a lot talking about scripts that he rejected. One presumably was an iteration that had Rosewood killed off, by the way.
Now talking with Collider, Murphy says it was Jerry Bruckheimer’s involvement that convinced him to do it:
“Jerry Bruckheimer, the original producer. When he got involved, and he started developing the script, and he knew what Beverly Hills Cop was supposed to be. When he got back involved, that’s when it all started to come together. Because we tried for years and years, maybe 10, 12 years, and I must have read five or six different scripts, and it was never right. The studio was like, ‘Let’s go. Here it is.’ It was like, ‘It’s just not it.’ Jerry Bruckheimer got back in there, and he knows his shit, and he put it together. He did [Top Gun: Maverick] just last year, and Bad Boys is Jerry Bruckheimer. So we have that same brain behind Beverly Hills Cop, and he put all the pieces in place that were required for us to make a great movie. And I’m excited for people to see it.”
By the way, scenes from the disastrous TV pilot featuring Murphy are now on YouTube: