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Shocker: Test Footage For 'Hong Kong Phooey' & 'Marvin The Martian' Movies Reveals They Would Be Terrible

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 12:50 PM
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So, in the midst of awards hoopla, here's a bracing reminder of Hollywood at its worst. Studio executives around town have been busy trying to put together movies centered around two cartoon properties: "Hong Kong Phooey," based on a 1970s cartoon no one remembers with Eddie Murphy set to cash a paycheck in the titular voice role, and "Marvin The Martian," a Looney Tunes character we all know and love, who someone seems to think is capable of leading his own movie. Anyway, it appears some test footage has been done and yeah, it's pretty awful.

Producer Andrew Kosove Says Screenwriter For New 'Blade Runner' Film Will Be Announced Soon, Black List Script 'Prisoners' Still On The Way

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 23, 2011 1:54 PM
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With 2011 winding down, all eyes are now on 2012 and what the future will bring and one project that has been knocking around for a while is "Prisoners" -- but the new year should bring the film some better fortune.

Eddie Murphy Still Making Crap, Will Voice Title Character In 'Hong Kong Phooey'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 11, 2011 1:26 AM
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We can't help but feel that, decades from now, the early career of Eddie Murphy will be a trivia question. "Which star of terrible children's movies was once was an edgy, ground-breaking stand-up comedian, and star of comedy classics like '48 Hours' and 'Trading Places'?" Since the mid 1980s or so, Murphy has seemingly gone out of his way to make absolute shit, with only the occasional glimmer of hope -- "Bowfinger" was pretty good, "Life" is underrated, and we suppose he was fun in the original "Shrek," although subsequent sequels have run that one into the ground by now.

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