An Axel Foley the whole family can enjoy…

June 16, 2007

Chud’s got some news from the TRANSFORMERS press junket on the 80s franchise we REALLY can’t wait to see brought back: BEVERLY HILLS COP!

Q: We’re revisiting Rocky, Indiana Jones, James Bond, and now Beverly Hills Cop?

Di Bonaventura: Axel Foley is a great character. When you travel with Eddie, people constantly come up to him and go, “When are you going to do Axel?” Like with Indiana Jones, there’s a reason why these things come up, and it’s because people love them so much. They’re the ones who are usually informing us why we should do it.

Q: But now that Eddie’s such a family comedian, would he be able to do R-rated Axel Foley?

Di Bonaventura: I think it’s going to be a really interesting debate, and it’s one we’re going to have for a while.

When a few of us told him there’s no sense in making a PG-13 Beverly Hills Cop IV, di Bonaventura responded, “Would you please call Paramount and tell them that?”

Hmmm… a PG-13 Axel Foley. Just doesn’t sound right. But we’re in, just so long as they keep that wonderful theme music: