The road to Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been a long one, to say the least. Talks initially began shortly after the release of 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop III, which received poor reviews from critics. Talks eventually fizzled out but were reignited in the early 2000s when Brett Ratner was signed to direct for Paramount Pictures. Nothing ultimately materialized and, by the early 2010s, the film had been scrapped in favor of a TV show centered on Axel Foley’s son. But the pilot, which was produced for CBS, was not picked up for a series order.