Let’s get this started the right way:  Ugghhhhhhhh.  There we go.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eddie Murphy discussed his career trajectory, and how he began as an edgy, brilliant comic who starred in edgy, brilliant films, to an unfunny guy who kept showing up in unfunny, family-friendly schlock.  He went on to claim that he wants to return to edgier fare… and his first step towards doing that will be a family friendly sitcom based on Beverly Hills Cop, which will be about the son of Axel Foley.  I am not kidding.

Despite the fact that a family friendly show about the son of Axel Foley that extends the very, very tired and increasingly unfunny Beverly Hills Cop series is just about the furthest thing from edgy comedy, Murphy seems determined to push this as the cutting edge art form that he’s been looking for ever since he sold his immortal soul the Onerous Deceiver and Horned Beast of Hades with Daddy Day Care:

“What I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit…None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”

Somehow missing the very fact that he himself seems to pushing for a rehash of the very thing he is decrying, Murphy also added that he will show up in the series pilot, as well as occasionally appear in further episodes.  His eyes then became black as night, while his tongue forked and began barking words in a bizarre language that has not touched human ears in centuries, while brimstone tinged the air and chubby little demons danced upon his shoulders while poking his neck with little pitchforks.

What do you think of the Eddie Murphy news?

Source: Rolling Stone (via The AV Club)