'Hong Kong Phooey' gonna be a movie
As Hollywood continues to mine whatever source for movie ideas they can find, another Hanna-Barbera creation has an express ticket to the silver screen. That's right, Hong Kong Phooey is getting the live-action/animation treatment. That's the best idea we've heard since that awful Scooby-Doo movie.
The Hollywood Reporter says the 1970s pooch's debut will follow the storyline of a police station janitor who happens to be a dog that knows kung fu, just like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. Fun idea for a cartoon, not so much for a flick you've got to spend $10 on. How come Sarge never figured that out, anyway? He was the only anthropomorphic dog with Scatman Crothers' voice on the show!
Alex Zamm is set to direct a script by David Goodman, whom mouth-breathers will likely know best as an executive producer for Family Guy, another haven for high ideals. Next week: A live-action Herculoids movie.