“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.
May 19, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
May 19, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST
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
NOthing else to say
May 19, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
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May 19, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST
Eddie Murphy's career.
May 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST
Eddie Murphy can't match the brilliance of Jeff Portnoy.
May 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST
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
The Klumps is a guilty viewing pleasure of mine.
May 19, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST
Just keep shittin' on us, Eddie.
May 19, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST
how about your not in it Mr. Murphy!
May 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST
Just saying. Hercules, Hercules!!
May 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST
MAN IN FAT SUIT
May 19, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST
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
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
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
Garfield movies. Although, his cameo in Zombieland, wipes those "sins" clean.
May 19, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST
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
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
They changed the title several months ago. It's Shrek The Final Chapter now.
May 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
then you have to give Murphy credit for Donkey, a damn fine comedic voice over.
May 19, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST
May 19, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST
That's what he said at Cannes anyway.
May 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST
It's educational AND trippy.
May 19, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
never really saw himself as a comedy pioneer.
May 19, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
...Well, his career did. :|
May 19, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST
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
Say what you like but that line gets me everytime.
May 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST
May 19, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST
fuck Eddie Murphy...he's dead to me.
May 19, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST
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
Fucking hilarious. And by the way, what happened to Eddie Murphy going back to stand up?
May 19, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
Hate to be nitpickey.
May 19, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
May 19, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST
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
May 19, 2010, 3 p.m. CST
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
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
by Mel Garga
Yeah, I could go for a Golden Child sequel. Sure.
May 19, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST
but he chooses the easy payday instead. He's turning into Wayne Brady. psi
May 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST
What about Dave Chappelle as Reggie?
May 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST
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
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
Yes, that's right. A Golden Child line.
May 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST
I thought that movie was kind of sweet and modestly funny.
May 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST
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
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
by Mr Nicholas
May 19, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST
by Amazing Maurice
Delirious = Murphy at his best.
May 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST
Yeah, an I-Spy quote. <P> What? It's funny.
May 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST
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
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May 19, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST
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 should call it Leafy Bug."
May 19, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST
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
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May 19, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST
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
May 19, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST
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
The Distinguished Gentleman....awful movie, but great line
May 19, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST
...offa my back."
May 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST
He has the same box office clout of an empty coffee cup.
May 19, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST
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
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
by 'Cholera's Ghost
That I might not kind of fucking care.
May 19, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST
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
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
I see you on television, you the FUCK YOU MAN!
May 20, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST
Do it, a quart of blood drops out of a body.
May 20, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST
...as long as the damn things make money.
May 20, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Mullah Omar
That was the sequel I was expecting to read about.
May 20, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST
For those wondering, that's Eddie Murphy's trademark '80s laugh in onomatopoeia.
May 20, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST
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
...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
But, you wouldn't know anything about that, cuz you a big Barry White lookin' motherfucker!
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