Hong Kong Phooey is coming to the big screen

Movie News | By on Jul 13th, 2009

Why oh why must everyone make all my favorite cartoons into movies? Why can’t they just leave them there, where they are considered classics instead of crappy remakes and “re-imaginations.” Scooby Doo, Garfield, Josie and the Pussycats are just a few examples of what not to do when it comes to bringing cartoons to the big screen. Alex Zamm will direct the live action/animated movie with David Goodman writing the script. So who’s going to voice Hong Kong Phooey since Scatman Crothers has been dead for over 20 years? I really hope its not Jackie Chan. Why do I care, I’m probably not going to see this anyway…

Alcon Entertainment has geared up its live-action/animated version of “Hong Kong Phooey” with Alex Zamm on board to direct from David Goodman’s script.

Alcon toppers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing along with Brett Ratner and Jay Stern.

Project’s an adaptation of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, about a police station janitor who becomes a dog with mystical powers, including the ability to do kung fu.
[Variety]

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