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Eddie Murphy to voice HONG KONG PHOOEY

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Eddie Murphy has a lot of experience doing voice acting in the Shrek franchise. THR reprots that the Murphhy is in talks to voice the title character in an adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's Hong Kong Phooey. The film will be based on the TV series from the ‘70s about "a dog who becomes a kung fu crime fighter."

The adaptation will be directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2) for Alcon Entertainment, and is planned as a combination of live action and animation. The story follows "a dog, Penry (to be played by Murphy) who is granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk and do kung fu. Donning a costume to become Hong Kong Phooey, he sets out to combat criminals." Scatman Crothers voiced the character in the TV series.

I am not sure how I feel about Murphy doing more voice work like this. I would much rather see him in more strictly live-action films like Tower Heist. What are your thoughts?

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