Last year, Warner Bros announced that it is developing a live-action "Hong Kong Phooey" film, to be directed by Alex Zamm ((Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Tooth Fairy 2) and voiced by Eddie Murphy. It's not clear what the status of the project is, but Zamm has now unveiled test footage from the movie. Check it out below, in addition to footage from the live-action "Marvin the Martian" movie, which Zamm has been also attached to.
"Hong Kong Phooey" revolves around a mild-mannered dog, named Penry, who, after stumbling into a mystic ceremony, is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master and with the help of his sidekick, Spot the cat, Penry dons a costume and becomes a crime fighter.
"Marvin the Martian" movie was announced back in 2008 and is based on a classic "Looney Tunes" character. Originally created in 1948, Marvin the Martian was often intent on blowing up the Earth, only to be foiled by Bugs Bunny.
Also the idea of a Marvin the Martian christmas movie made me throw up
BadChadB33writes: on December 28th, 2012 at 10:45:01 AM
Epic fails!!! Give it up Eddy your done.
Kayacitywrites: on December 28th, 2012 at 1:17:23 PM
STOP ruiining the classic cartoons. Every single cartoon made into a live-action movie has been ruined by people that think animation is dead. At least try to keep the characters personality.
minkowskiwrites: on December 28th, 2012 at 1:32:54 PM
Hmmmm. Something must be wrong with Warner Brothers, and Turner as well.
Looney Toons and Hanna-Barbera cartoons were the sh*t way back when, and even now they're pleasure for young and old alike, so while Dreamworks pushes with ease three Madagascar movies, and 20th Century Fox shovels more Ice Age sh*t, neither Turner nor WB, both big bank companies with quality programming and talented crews, can muster the will to turn their iconic properties into films people want to watch.
Kayacitywrites: on December 28th, 2012 at 2:38:28 PM
...and cartoon characters don't need an origin made by live action.