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'We kind of wrote something that might be kind of funny.' Great Way To Sell A Sequel!!

Published at: May 19, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

Merrick here...
At the SHREK FOREVER AFTER premiere, Eddie Murphy told Access Hollywood that a turd...I mean third...NUTTY PROFESSOR film may be/kinda/sorta/possibly be in the works. Perhaps. If.
“You know what, there might be another ‘Nutty Professor,’” Eddie Murphy told Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson at the LA premiere of “Shrek Forever After” on Sunday, breaking the news of the possible sequel’s latest development. “We kind of wrote something that might be kind of funny.”
...said Eddie in THIS discussion with AH. Eddie aslo says he has no idea what's happening with the BEVERLY HILLS COP sequel that's pretty much dropped off the radar. Last we heard, Brett Ratner was still attached to direct that - so perhaps the project going radio silent is for the best. While the notion of another NUTTY PROFESSOR film isn't something most of us will be jumping up and down about, the previous two installments made something like $450 million cumulatively - so another picture, of some kind, seems inevitable. Of course, the second film was 10 years ago (!?!?) - so I wonder if a rebooted franchise is more likely than a Murphy-driven sequel. I'm sure MEET DAVE will still be raw in the memories of The Powers That Be.
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  • May 19, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    No Ghostbuster 3 news?I´m out.......

    by theDannerDaliel

  • May 19, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    That's a ringing endorsment

    by jimmy_009

    You know, we kinda sorta wrote something that might be kinda, oh F it, here's my dignity, now give me my money.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Third

    by echobase

    NOthing else to say

  • May 19, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Need Golden Child 2

    by Dingbatty

  • May 19, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Golden Child 2 with a villain played by Roman Polanski

    by BumLove

  • May 19, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    REBOOT

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    Eddie Murphy's career.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Would rather see 'The Fatties: Fart 2'

    by frankenberry

    Eddie Murphy can't match the brilliance of Jeff Portnoy.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Ahaha,

    by thommcg

    Just what the world need, more fart gags. Surely Tropic Thunder killed off any hope of this ever happening?

  • May 19, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Asses and Trumpets..

    by DickJones

    The Klumps is a guilty viewing pleasure of mine.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Soulless Twat

    by Aquatarkusman

    Just keep shittin' on us, Eddie.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    kind of funny??........

    by Acid_Frio

    how about your not in it Mr. Murphy!

  • May 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    These movies are a disgrace to black people everywhere

    by TheGreatImpossible

    Just saying. Hercules, Hercules!!

  • May 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Gotta say it..MAN IN FAT SUIT

    by skimn

    MAN IN FAT SUIT

  • May 19, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Black people are a disgrace to black people everywhere...

    by Snake Foreskin

    Okay, that was just a joke. I don't really believe that. Although I think it is safe to say Bryant Gumbel is a disgrace to black people everywhere. And Michael Steele. But I digress...

  • May 19, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    so sad

    by vin_diggler

    all of my favorite comedians of the 80's aren't worth a shit any more. Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin are all washed up now. The only one left who still gets a laugh now and then is Bill Murray, that is until he does Ghostbuster 3. It really is sad.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    vin_diggler

    by skimn

    If you haven't seen Community, then you have missed the redemption, of sorts, of Chevy Chase. He's escaped crappy movie Hell and found supporting comedy glory on an NBC sitcom, of all places.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    And don't forget Bill Murray did not only one, but two

    by skimn

    Garfield movies. Although, his cameo in Zombieland, wipes those "sins" clean.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    this is true about Garfield

    by vin_diggler

    But I can forgive voice over performances. I also agree on Zombieland, although it was way too short and made the rest of the film fall flat for me since the rest of the movie was no were near as enjoyable as Bills short scene. I have not seen Community, I'll have to check it out.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    God...Old News

    by Nuking the Fridge

    It really trips me out just how slow you guys are with news sometimes.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    SHREK FOREVER AFTER doesn't exist...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    They changed the title several months ago. It's Shrek The Final Chapter now.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    If Murray = Garfield

    by skimn

    then you have to give Murphy credit for Donkey, a damn fine comedic voice over.

  • May 19, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I'm staying out of this thread

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • May 19, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Thought Ratner was busy producing 'inde' film now...

    by Prague23

    That's what he said at Cannes anyway.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Go watch Ralph Bashki's "Coonskin" instead.

    by Grievey

    It's educational AND trippy.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    steve martin...

    by emeraldboy

    never really saw himself as a comedy pioneer.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy DIED!

    by Dharma4

    ...Well, his career did. :|

  • May 19, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Poor Eddie.

    by fiester

    I still believe the guy can be funny. Really, really funny. He just needs to find the right project with the right director that he trusts. The biggest mistake Eddie ever made was going through that horrible prolonged jazz phase where he wanted to project a "cool" vibe. Comedians aren't "cool". It doesn't work. Unless you're Dean Martin maybe.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    "Take a break Niggerace."

    by alan_poon

    Say what you like but that line gets me everytime.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    OMG! Stop the press! A new Nutty Professor!

    by SithMenace

    Who cares.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    AFTER NORBERT.......

    by DangerDave

    fuck Eddie Murphy...he's dead to me.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I loved Meet Dave...

    by The Dum Guy

    Although, I didn't exactly watch more than twenty minutes of it, but the amount of screen time the boom-mics got was awesome.

  • May 19, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Nutty Professor 3 - DEATH AT LIPOSUCTION

    by ricarleite2

    Fucking hilarious. And by the way, what happened to Eddie Murphy going back to stand up?

  • May 19, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    misspelled 'also'

    by OSAMP1

    Hate to be nitpickey.

  • May 19, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Take that cash Eddie,

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    you embarrasment.

  • May 19, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    "See, I knew y'all was faggots. Aint no one jacuzzing nobody!"

    by AzulTool

    As a tribute to the long-dead career of Edward Murphy, I would like to start a quotables string. Thank you for your time. --AzulTool

  • May 19, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    "I'm a nigga with a badge"

    by alan_poon

    Next.

  • May 19, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Black people will watch anything. . .

    by davida4348

    with a good cast, well-written story, and is a genuine depiction of the African American experience. Sadly, there aren't many movies out there that accomplish that feat. So they have to make due with shitty sequels like this one.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Cop 4 Has Been Dead Since 2008

    by Acquanetta

    The first stumbling block was when Meet Dave flopped so badly and Eddie's asking price became impossible to justify. The second was when Paramount got a new studio president last summer. The new guy replaced John Lesher- the man who had been the driving force behind getting Eddie to reprise his most famous role.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    What is it, asswipe?

    by Mel Garga

    Yeah, I could go for a Golden Child sequel. Sure.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I wish Eddie Murphy would do more acting...

    by kravmaguffin

    but he chooses the easy payday instead. He's turning into Wayne Brady. psi

  • May 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Hercules, Hercules, Hercules

    by I_shot_Cyrus

    What about Dave Chappelle as Reggie?

  • May 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I kinda wrote something funny...

    by I_shot_Cyrus

    What's the difference between a black man and a large pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    When, exactly did Eddie Murphy become so 3rd rate?

    by DoctorWho?

    It's been so long that I can't even remember when he went off the cliff into complete mediocrity.<p> I remember the feeling of self-loathing I had had walking out of the theatre at the end of Beverly Hills Cop 3. that may have been the point of no return. This was guy I paid to see in RAW 6 times in the theatre! I never even saw Star Wars that many times!<p> And there is no way to measure my disdain for the Shrek films and Ed's god awful, unintelligible, blathering jack-ass character.<p> It would have been nice to see him try some dramatic material but perhaps he doesn't have it in him.<p> And I don't say this about hardly any other artist but I think Ed's all about the paycheck. Period.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    "...Butt Pie, the sequel to Ass Cake"

    by AzulTool

    Yes, that's right. A Golden Child line.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I liked him in BOWFINGER

    by blackwood

    I thought that movie was kind of sweet and modestly funny.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I really don't like the man BUT ...

    by billybigbollocks

    Meet Dave was charming, funny and enjoyable. Norbet too struck me the same way. Do I care about a Nutty sequel, not in the least, but even those films are okay, once you find yourself watching. Do I give a fuck about BHC? Do I fuck. He's made some real SHITE in his time, and he seems a wholly despicable, slimeball, but it seems that his better quality films in recent years are the ones that nobody goes to see. Oh well, he doesn't need my sympathy, but I could sure use some of his money.

  • May 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy Was Funny...

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    ...IN THE BEGINNING!!! But after the mide-eighties, he started making crappy flick after crappy flick, and I got to where I could only watch him if it was reruns of Saturday Night Live, 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop and The Golden Child. His other films have become incrasingly insipid to the point of them being unwatchable. This is one guy who needs to dosappear until he can find a way to recapture the lightning.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I loved the first, but 2 was appalling. I'm not optimistic.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • May 19, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    "Faggots arn't allowed to look at my ass while I'm on-stage"

    by Amazing Maurice

    Delirious = Murphy at his best.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    "GUNDARS!"

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, an I-Spy quote. <P> What? It's funny.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    "Norton, come over here!"...

    by Master Bruce

    "I am going to fuck you right up the ass!" Doesn't get funnier than Eddie as Ralph Cramden! P.S. -If Stallone, Willis, & Ford can all make sequels to their 80s hits, you can too...ya just gotta lower your asking price...silly muthafucka.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    BOWFINGER 2!

    by SnapT

    Please?

  • May 19, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Harlem Nights 2....

    by mjgtexas

    maybe not.

  • May 19, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Sherman Klump vs. Big Momma. The fans demand it.

    by SnowDogs

    Mrs. Doubtfire can referee, with the White Chicks as the ring card girls. DO IT HOLLYWOOD WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS HI-LARIOUS CONCEPT!

  • May 19, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    "You shouldn't call it Switchblade.

    by TedKordLives

    You should call it Leafy Bug."

  • May 19, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Sigh.

    by rabidfnark

    Damn...Remember back when people like Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin were funny? They were fucking hysterical (for those of you who don't actually remember, pick up an CD or DVD(you owe it to yourself to at least see their stand up))! It makes me sad to see this shit.

  • May 19, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Herpes thimplex teeeiin

    by AzulTool

  • May 19, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Metro 2: On the Move

    by I_shot_Cyrus

  • May 19, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Final 48 Hours

    by I_shot_Cyrus

  • May 19, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    "..might be kind of funny.." wow...

    by iwasredempted

    this is the reason eddie has had so many crap movies lately. to bad he doesn't have anyone around him to tell him straight up.."um, no not so much.."

  • May 19, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    i meant " too bad.." damn illiteracy..

    by iwasredempted

  • May 19, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Is it Shrek Forever After or Shrek Final Chapter?

    by Tall_Boy66

    IMDB listed "The Final Chapter" as a Promo title. the same way "Twilight: New Moon" was listed on everything but the flick itself is actually just called "New Moon". Heck, there's a ton of materiel out there with promos for McDonalds and they all say "Shrek Forever After" on it. So what is the damn movie's title? I'm not gonna see it, but my OCD compels me to know.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    "You ain't about to start no homo shit, are you?"

    by SlimButNotreally

    The Distinguished Gentleman....awful movie, but great line

  • May 19, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    "Get your monkey...

    by TedKordLives

    ...offa my back."

  • May 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Doubt it.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    He has the same box office clout of an empty coffee cup.

  • May 19, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Can we not have it be....

    by Anna Valerious

    ...wall to wall fart jokes? Please. BUT, I still think there's a lot of loose ends in the "Shrek" universe that need to be fixed...even though it's pretty obvious that the fairy godmother might be the witch that put the spell on Fiona, so that metrosexual basket case of a son of hers could rescue and marry the princess....and how he's upset he didn't claim the throne...and how Artie might be his son...

  • May 19, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy is not funny anymore. Repeat, NOT!

    by Jaka

    Donkey is one of the most annoying characters ever voiced, and all of his "family" or "light" makeup comedies just blend into one big annoying mess of bleh. Bowfinger is the last performance of his that I REALLY enjoyed. Maybe if dude could get with doing some balls out R rated adult flicks again I could support him. For now I just split his career in half and happily only watch the first part.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    I kind of thought something

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    That I might not kind of fucking care.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Didn't Eddie own the screen rights to Fences?

    by Rev. Slappy

    Would love to see him tackle a real serious project and be a real fucking actor again. What squandered talent...

  • May 20, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    48 hours sequel

    by misnomer

    Nick Nolte calls Murphy a charcoal-coloured loser repeatedly for 50 minutes then punches him in the face for the finale. The end. Ahh, you just don't get the racism in films these days.

  • May 20, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Eddieeeeeee...

    by THAT__SAID

    I see you on television, you the FUCK YOU MAN!

  • May 20, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    That's the "quart of blood" technique.

    by alan_poon

    Do it, a quart of blood drops out of a body.

  • May 20, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    It'll never be Shrek the Final Chapter

    by OutsideChance

    ...as long as the damn things make money.

  • May 20, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    SCHINDLER'S LIST 2

    by Mullah Omar

    That was the sequel I was expecting to read about.

  • May 20, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    "HEEH HEEH HEEH HEEH"

    by StanGrossman

    For those wondering, that's Eddie Murphy's trademark '80s laugh in onomatopoeia.

  • May 20, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck it, let's see Eddie do stand up again

    by Tall_Boy66

    I remember when he was nominated for Dreamgirls he was doing a Baba Wawa and he mentioned going back to standup, something he said before. Norbit was a bad movie, but not a terrible eye-ripping-out waste of cinema, but once in awhile in the flick you saw a hint of the old, nasty, R-rated Murphy in there. Do THAT! The Fuck You man quote above just made me sad for more Eddie. But maybe you can't go home again, I guess.

  • May 20, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Eddie has still got it...

    by Jedibobster

    ...but damn does he do a bloody good job of hiding it in recent years. He is still someone who even is most of his films has a little moment of his-free-wheeling schtick that makes you remember that he can be so effortlessly amusing. His way, his speech, his eyes his manner - the man has got it. So when will he use it again to good use? Not in Nutty Professor I would wager - although lest we forget that the first one was pretty good - it's just the 2nd one that really sucked. The thing is Eddie, we like you as the wise-ass really - much as we like Bill Murray really, albeit in a very different way. We like our Murphy to be quick witted, irreverent, sharp as a button and most importantly - funny. I don't go for you as the idiot of the piece - although Bowfinger was good. I don't have much hope for 1,000 Words - why have Eddie Murphy - who is best when he is shooting off his motormouth - limited to 1,000 words? Sort of like hiring Billy Joel for a gig but asking him to play guitar. I love you Eddie, the BHC Eddie, the 48 Hours Eddie, the Golden Child Eddie, the Landis Eddie. Whne do we get another Eddie we can love?

  • May 20, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    "I'm a karate man! I keep my feelins on the inside!"

    by AzulTool

    But, you wouldn't know anything about that, cuz you a big Barry White lookin' motherfucker!

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