Movie News

Eddie Murphy is Hong Kong Phooey!

Eddie Murphy is Hong Kong Phooey!
Clint

As much as I wish it were a new “Beverly Hills Cop” movie (heck, I’d even settle for a “48 Hours” threequel or “Coming to America” follow-up at this stage) good to see Eddie Murphy signing on for appropriate projects – one’s that aren’t necessarily kiddie-flick shite. Though, obviously, this is going to appeal to the little ones first and foremost; hopefully, like “Shrek”, it’ll also appeal to the old Murphy fans too though.

Murphy will voice ‘Hong Kong Phooey’, the Hanna-Barbera toon, in a new film by Alex Zamm.

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit “Shrek” franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic “Mulan.” Murphy will next be seen in the comedies “Tower Heist,” co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and “A Thousand Words,” from DreamWorks.

Alex Zamm (“Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts,” “Tooth Fairy 2”) will direct. Kosove and Johnson will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will executive produce.

State Johnson and Kosove: “We could not be happier that Eddie Murphy will star as Phooey. There is no overstating his contributions to cinema, and to such enduring stars of family entertainments such as ‘Shrek’ and ‘Dr. Doolittle.’ We look forward to watching him re-imagine yet another classic character.”

Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named PENRY (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals.

Murphy is represented by Adam Venit at WME, and Skip Brittenham and Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham. Alcon’s in house counsel David Fierson negotiated on behalf of the Company.

Excited?

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

penny-dreadful

TV Casting: LuPone for Penny Dreadful, Goldberg for Supergirl

AshSep 2, 2015
a_bigger_splash

A Bigger Splash gets May release

AshSep 2, 2015
butler

Gerard Butler starrer Geostorm pushed to 2017

AshSep 2, 2015
Celebrities attend Premiere of Disney's "Cinderella" at at the El Capitan Theatre

Featuring: Kenneth Branagh
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 02 Mar 2015
Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

Kenneth Branagh to helm Disney’s Artemis Fowl

AshSep 2, 2015
vincent_cassel

Bourne finds a new villain

AshSep 2, 2015
karengillan

Doctor Who actress added to The Circle

AshSep 2, 2015
gad

Josh Gad joins Will Ferrell in Russ & Roger

AshSep 2, 2015
michael-fassbender-macbeth3028

Trailer: Macbeth

AshSep 2, 2015
madmax

Mad Max: Fury Road named best film of the year

AshSep 2, 2015