Hong Kong Phooey has a director

Alex Zamm will tackle the live/CG pic…

The live-action/CG blend update of the old Hanna-Barbera ‘toon Hong Kong Phooey has a director, in the shape of Alex Zamm.

Zamm, who has mostly directed straight-to-video sequels to the likes of Inspector Gadget and Dr Doolittle, is the man chosen to bring the tale of Penrod “Penry” Pooch, a seemingly ordinary police station caretaker who, when trouble strikes, transforms into a kung-fu fighting super dog.

He’s a bit of a blundering hero – and he’s usually helped along by Spot, his police cat pal and… look, do you need us to explain any further.

It’s a talking dog. Who does martial arts. Got it?

David Goodman – usually to be found scribbling episodes of Family Guy – has penned the script, so it might actually be funny (and no doubt loaded with pop culture references if his day job is any indication.

Oh, and Brett Ratner’s producing.

What, you mean Raja Gosnell wasn’t available to helm? Oh, wait… that’s right: he wasn’t.

[Source: Variety]

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    • NikkiiStar

      Aug 6th 2009, 14:36

      OMG OMG OMG OMG i used to love this cartoon when i was younger... im not sure if id want to see it in film or not

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