Hong Kong Phooey revolves around a dog named Penry, who is granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk and do kung fu. Donning a costume to become Hong Kong Phooey, he sets out to combat criminals. David A Goodman has been hired to write the screenplay for the animation movie.
However, Scatman Crothers had provided voice for the dog's role in the TV series Hong Kong Phooey. Now, Eddie Murphy will play the character in its big screen adaptation, which will be directed by Alex Zamm. Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Jay Stern and Brett Ratner will produce this Alcon Entertainment"s film.
Actor Eddie Murphy has earlier lent his voice to the character of a donkey in the four Shrek movies. Now, the Hollywood star is all set to voice for another animal. He will provide his voice to an animated character of a dog in the upcoming movie Hong Kong Phooey, which is an adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series with the same name.