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Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates

Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates
Just one week after Robert Downey Jr. came aboard to star in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Universal Pictures has already found a spot for this highly-anticipated project on its release calendar. The studio has set a May 24, 2019 release date for this live-action adaptation, although Universal wasn't the only studio shifting its upcoming slate. Sony Pictures also announced today that it will be pushing its upcoming Baby Driver to Wednesday, June 28, up nearly two months from its original date of August 11.

Sony Pictures made their release date announcement at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas today, and while it doesn't have any direct competition on this Wednesday date, it stilll puts this action-packed crime thriller from director Edgar Wright in the midst of some stiff box office competition. Five days before this release, Paramount will debut their highly-anticipated Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23, and two days after the release,
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Robert Downey Jr. Takes on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. Takes on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
With Robert Downey Jr. returning as Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War next year, and another Sherlock Holmes movie in the works, the actor has still found time to pick up yet another potential franchise. Universal Pictures has landed the rights to Doctor Dolittle, bringing Robert Downey Jr. in as the title character in a new project entitled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. The studio picked up the rights to this franchise in a competitive bidding situation, with a number of studios vying for this film package last week.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Stephen Gaghan (Gold) has signed on direct and write the script, which had an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. The story will be based on the series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, which followed the title character who could speak with animals. The book series kicked off in 1920 with Doctor Dolittle, and was followed
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Trailer for Jingle All the Way 2, with Larry the Cable Guy

Earlier this year, WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that they were developing "Jingle All the Way 2," the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1996 comedy. And now we have a trailer for the new film. Check it out below. "Jingle All the Way 2" stars Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and WWE Superstar Santino Marella. It's directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will be released on DVD/Blu-ray during the 2014 holiday season. Plot: Two desperate dads compete in a battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry The Cable Guy) is having a tough time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his 8-year-old daughter, Noel. The season's hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel's new stepfather wants to keep it that way . so he
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WWE: Santino Marella To Star In Jingle All The Way 2

If you’re a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, you know that WWE is more than just a wrestling company. They consider themselves to be a company that has a wide reach in all genres of entertainment. One of their areas of focus is the WWE Films division.

On Tuesday, WWE sent out a press release regarding two films that will star WWE performers. Here’s the first one.

WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on “Jingle All the Way 2,” the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy “Jingle All the Way.” Starring Larry the Cable Guy (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Cars”) and featuring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, the film is directed by Alex Zamm (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts”) and will release this 2014 holiday season.
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Jingle All the Way 2 is Happening - Without Arnold

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A sequel to the greatest Christmas film of all time is finally being made, without its original star.

It's Turbo Time again. But not the Turbo Time you remember. That Turbo Time is gone forever, like a a fart from Ted the Reindeer in the winter wind. Admit it: Jingle All the Way is a guilty pleasure that is best consumed in secret every holiday, like cheap boxed wine. Even now, the classic lines from that film are running through your head with a bad Austrian accent tied to it.

If you felt a great disturbance in the Force today, it was because millions of Jingle All the Way fans screamed out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. It came as news broke that Twentieth Century Fox and WWE Studios (yeah, there's a movie studio for a fake sport) were teaming up on a Jingle All the Way sequel. It
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WWE Studios Moving Forward with Jingle All the Way 2 and The Marine 4

WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment just announced that it's moving forward with "Jingle All the Way 2," the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1996 comedy, and "The Marine 4." "Jingle All the Way 2" will star Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and WWE Superstar Santino Marella. It will be directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will be released during the 2014 holiday season. "The Marine 4" will be the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox. It will star WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Summer Rae. Shooting will begin in April. Both movies will be released straight to DVD/Blu-ray.
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WWE Announces Jingle All the Way 2 and The Marine 4

WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on Jingle All the Way 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy Jingle All the Way. Starring Larry The Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and featuring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, the film is directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will release this 2014 holiday season.

Also announced is the fourth installment of The Marine franchise, the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox including the theatrical releases of The Marine and 12 Rounds. Shooting this April, The Marine 4 will star WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, who will be the first WWE Superstar to reprise his role in The Marine franchise, and will also feature Summer Rae, the first WWE Diva to be
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‘Jingle all the Way 2′ and ‘The Marine 4′ Will Begin Production

WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on Jingle All The Way 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy Jingle All The Way. Starring Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and featuring WWE Superstar “Santino Marella®” the film is directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will release this 2014 holiday season.

Also announced is the fourth installment of The Marine franchise, the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox including the theatrical releases of The Marine and 12 Rounds. Shooting this April, The Marine 4 will star WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz®” Mizanin, who will be the first WWE Superstar to reprise his role in The Marine franchise, and will also feature “Summer Rae™,” the first WWE Diva to
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Now They’re Just Rebooting Stuff You Don’t Care About: New ‘Little Rascals’ Gets a Director

File this one under “I’m sorry, what?” Universal already made some unexpected mint with their Three Stooges reboot from earlier this year, so why not give that same treatment to something like, oh, how about The Little Rascals? What, you don’t care about The Little Rascals? Moviehole (via Cinema Blend) reports that Universal is rebooting the classic ’30s and ’40s television show Our Gang for a new feature that will also draw inspiration from the 1994 feature film that attempted to make the cute-kids-being-tricksters trope feel more modern, with surprisingly okay results (that one also came from Uni). The film doesn’t yet have a cast, but they’ve lined up one heck of a director. The new Rascals will be helmed by one Alex Zamm, possessor of one of the most boggling resumes in current circulation. Hey, someone needs to direct the straight-to-video Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, right? Right
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Eddie Murphy Cast as the Voice of Hong Kong Phooey

Way back in 2009, we brought you the news when David Goodman had been tapped to pen Hong Kong Phooey, the live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series being produced by Alcon Entertainment.

Now, Alcon has issued a press release to announce that Eddie Murphy, the voice of Donkey in Universal Pictures animated franchise Shrek, and Mushu the Dragon in Walt Disney Pictures’ animated hit, Mulan has been cast as the voice of the animated lead character of the film.

Check out the press release below for all the details.

Official Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Hong Kong Phooey, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
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Eddie Murphy to Voice Hong Kong Phooey Movie

Just when you thought Eddie Murphy's career might be taking a tentative step back in the right direction with Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, along comes news that he is slumming it yet another low brow family film (which also happens to be produced by Ratner). It was announced this week that Murphy will be voicing the title character in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey. As you can probably guess, it will not be fully animated but rather another live-action / CG hybrid in the vein of Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Smurfs, and fellow Hanna-Barbera creation Yogi Bear. Alcon Entertainment founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove had this to say about the announcement: "We could not be happier that Eddie Murphy will star as Phooey. There is no overstating his contributions to cinema, and to such enduring stars of family entertainments such as Shrek and Dr.
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Eddie Murphy to Voice Hong Kong Phooey

As of late it seems like the folks at Hanna-Barbera are having a garage sale with the rights to their old TV shows. In the past few years we’ve seen a horrid adaptation of Yogi Bear, an even worse Smurfs film (with a 2nd coming 2013), and now Alcon pictures has decided to bring everybody’s number one super guy to the big screen. That’s right ladies and gentleman, I can only be talking about the one and only, Hong Kong Phooey.

Alcon Entertainment is indeed planning on a combination live action/animation rendition of the 70s classic which revolves around a mild mannered police station janitor who also doubles as a bumbling kung-fu practicing crime fighter. Alcon Entertainment has chosen Eddie Murphy to voice the role of this crime fighting pooch and perhaps this will be the film’s only saving grace. Murphy can be real hit or
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Eddie Murphy to Voice Hanna Barbera Character Hong Kong Phooey

The venerable comedian and Shrek mainstay will be lending his voice to another anthropomorphic animal based upon the 70s Saturday Morning cartoon, which will make its way to the big screen as a live-action/animation hybrid. Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named Penry (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) will direct. Alcon Entertainment's co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson...
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Eddie Murphy is Hong Kong Phooey

 Eddie Murphy has been cast as the voice of Hong Kong Phooey in a big screen version of Hanna-Barbera's animated TV series.  Directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts), the film will mix live action with animation.  Already well known as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek series of films, Murphy will play Penry, a mild-mannered dog who accidentally gains mystical powers. Transforming into Hong Kong Phooey, he fights crime with the help of a feline sidekick called Spot.  "We could not be...

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Eddie Murphy to Voice ‘Hong Kong Phooey’

Eddie Murphy to Voice ‘Hong Kong Phooey’
In the '70s, the animated fighting kung-fu dog Hong Kong Phooey was a minor television favorite, in part thanks to the work Scatman Crothers did voicing the character. Now the mutt is set for a hybrid live-action/animated big-screen revival, in which the late Scatman will be replaced by Eddie Murphy. A press release recaps the show effectively: Based on the 70’s cult classic Hanna Barbera animated TV series, a mild-mannered dog named Penry (Murphy) stumbles into a mystic ceremony and is accidentally granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk, and do kung fu. Under the tutelage of his kung fu master, Penry dons a costume and becomes Hong Kong Phooey, and with the help of his trusting sidekick Spot the cat cleans up a rogues gallery of wacky criminals. Alcon Entertainment is behind the project, and Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, Tooth Fairy 2 - yike) will direct.
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Eddie Murphy Lends Voice To 'Hong Kong Phooey' Feature

Eddie Murphy Lends Voice To 'Hong Kong Phooey' Feature
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Hong Kong Phooey, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit “Shrek” franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic “Mulan.” Murphy will next be seen in the comedies “Tower Heist,” co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and “A Thousand Words,” from DreamWorks. Alex Zamm (“Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts,” “Tooth Fairy 2”) will direct. Kosove and Johnson will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will executive produce. State Johnson and Kosove: “We could not be happier that Eddie Murphy will star as Phooey. There is no overstating his contributions to cinema,
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Eddie Murphy in Talks for Hong Kong Phooey!

Eddie Murphy continued to be a go-to guy when it comes to animated features. After playing the dragon Mushu in Mulan and the ogre Shreck’s loyal pal Donkey in all four Shrek movies, Murphy looked to join the live-action/animated comedy based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey. Variety reported that David Goodman wrote the script adapting the ‘70s cartoon about a canine police station janitor named Penry Pooch who uses martial arts to fight crime as Hong Kong Phooey along with his sidekick cat, Spot. Alex Zamm, veteran of direct-to-video titles Inspector Gagdet 2 and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, signed on to direct with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment producing along with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner.
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Eddie Murphy in Talks for Hong Kong Phooey!

Eddie Murphy continued to be a go-to guy when it comes to animated features. After playing the dragon Mushu in Mulan and the ogre Shreck’s loyal pal Donkey in all four Shrek movies, Murphy looked to join the live-action/animated comedy based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey. Variety reported that David Goodman wrote the script adapting the ‘70s cartoon about a canine police station janitor named Penry Pooch who uses martial arts to fight crime as Hong Kong Phooey along with his sidekick cat, Spot. Alex Zamm, veteran of direct-to-video titles Inspector Gagdet 2 and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, signed on to direct with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment producing along with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner.
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Eddie Murphy in Talks for Hong Kong Phooey!

Eddie Murphy continued to be a go-to guy when it comes to animated features. After playing the dragon Mushu in Mulan and the ogre Shreck’s loyal pal Donkey in all four Shrek movies, Murphy looked to join the live-action/animated comedy based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey. Variety reported that David Goodman wrote the script adapting the ‘70s cartoon about a canine police station janitor named Penry Pooch who uses martial arts to fight crime as Hong Kong Phooey along with his sidekick cat, Spot. Alex Zamm, veteran of direct-to-video titles Inspector Gagdet 2 and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, signed on to direct with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment producing along with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner.
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Eddie Murphy to Voice Hong Kong Phooey

Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment's live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series Hong Kong Phooey , it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. In addition to voicing the character of Donkey in the box-office hit "Shrek" franchise, Murphy was also the voice of Mushu, the Dragon, in the successful animated epic Mulan . Murphy will next be seen in the comedies Tower Heist , co-starring Ben Stiller from Universal Studios and A Thousand Words , from DreamWorks. Alex Zamm ( Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts , Tooth Fairy 2 ) will direct. Kosove and Johnson will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will...
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