Brett Ratner to Produce Hong Kong Phooey Movie


With Raja Gosnell set to direct The Smurfs, a direct-to-DVD Scooby-Doo prequel on the way, and Robert Rodriguez still possibly doing a Jetsons movie, it was only a matter of time before someone else decided to jump on the Hanna-Barbera bandwagon. It appears that person is none other than Brett Ratner… let the ranting begin!

According to Variety, Ratner will be producing a live-action/CG hybrid feature film based on the ’70s animated series Hong Kong Phooey. For those who are too young to remember it (or for those who need their memories refreshed), the show revolves around a talking dog named Penrod Pooch who works as a police station janitor. When he hears about a crime in progress, he runs into a filing cabinet and transforms into Hong Kong Phooey, a superhero with mystical kung fu powers. The main character was voiced by Scatman Crothers.

The upcoming movie will be directed by Alex Zamm (Chairman of the Board, Inspector Gadget 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) from a script written by David Goodman (Family Guy, Enterprise). On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the worst, and 10 being even worse than the worst), how bad will this be?

  • Damndirtyape


  • Chris

    I think it’s more of a 8.8655321

  • Damndirtyape

    In the very very very unlikely event this turns out well.. it COULD be similar to a modern Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    But my guess is a Scooby-Doo type experience is vastly more likely.

  • The Other Guy


  • I would like to see an up to date “who Framed Roger Rabbit” the original was way ahead of its time.

  • Ratner has already made Hong Kong Phooey.

    It was called Rush Hour 2.

    oooooh snap, he still has it and is going strong!

  • it’s great that this movie is related to UNDERDOG.