Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eddie Murphy To Voice Hong Kong Phooey In Big Screen Adaptation

Yeah, this isn't sci-fi or horror but it's a favorite cartoon character of many so it has to be shared. Eddie Murphy will voice Hong Kong Phooey in the upcoming big screen animated feature. It was bound to happen and now the karate kicking masked dog is getting his own movie.

Alcon Entertainment is behind the project with Alex Zamm directing. Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce along with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will executuve produce,

From Johnson and Koscove;
"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. Dolittle.' 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.

Source: Coming Soon

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