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Murphy's The Nutty Professor May Return
Writers asked to pitch new sequel

18 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Despite the fact that absolutely nobody Empire knows is demanding it, The Nutty Professor may be about to make a comeback after eight years away.

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, the companies behind the first two Eddie Murphy vehicles, have sent out an open call to writers in Hollywood, asking for pitches for a potential threequel.

In a way, we’re surprised it’s taken so long for a third Nutty Professor film to get off the ground. OK, so the sequel, The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, in which Murphy not only played portly professor Sherman Klump and his avaricious alter-ego Buddy Love but, it seemed, every other character in the movie, didn’t make as much money as the original Nutty Professor (which was itself a remake of the Jerry Lewis comedy), but its take of $160 million worldwide is not to be sneezed at.

Murphy, though, is not yet attached to the project – his participation is dependent on other elements, including approval of the writer and director. But, after Meet Dave, we’d advise him to return to the scene of one of his biggest franchises, quick smart.

So, readers, if you’re a jobbing writer and you have a great idea for a third Nutty Professor, now’s your chance.

You want Empire’s take on it? How about an adaptation of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? called Who’s Afraid Of Sherman Klump? In which a young couple are invited to the home of Klump and his wife Denise (Janet Jackson, reprising her role), only to find that they’re a cranky, bitter, misanthropic pair of alcoholics who abuse each other throughout the evening. Then Sherman disappears to be replaced by a guy called Buddy Love, who’s an absolute monster of a man, who takes them hostage. Can the Klumps come to the rescue?

It’s R-rated. It’s intense. It takes the Nutty Professor franchise in a bold new direction – psychodrama and siege thriller. Hollywood, we await your call.

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NP3
But Empires idea sounds really good actually, "My names Buddy and your gonna Looove me!""Did that fat fuck eat all the fries?" More

Posted by durelius at 18:37 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Eddie
I advise you to get some small supporting roles in credible serious films, we know you can act when you want to, stop fucking around in kiddie friendly films that are in the most part utter tripe. You need to get some respect back. At least throw us a good film then do a Nutty Prof type. BHC4 needs to get all Jason Bourne, I want to see you ripping the piss out of bad guys whilst fucking them up not playing a farting grandma. More

Posted by durelius at 18:36 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Anyone questioning why this is getting done needs to see Jack Black in Tropic Thunder. "They only laugh at my fucking farts!" More

Posted by UTB at 17:14 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

WHY WHY WHY
Why does hollywood insist on wasting money on thise shit, thats including eddie murphy. More

Posted by PAULFOX82 at 13:57 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Empire Studios cont'd
If it gets made we will finally have an answer to the old   "Which actor has starred in all three films of three seperate trilogies?"   He and Mike Meyers are neck and neck at the moment. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:21 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Empire Studios cont'd
And just make sure there are lots and lots of flatulence jokes. Who needs Richard Burton when you've got Buddy Love? More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:31 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Empire Studios cont'd
And just make sure there are lots and lots of flatulence jokes. Who needs Richard Burton when you've got Buddy Love? More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:27 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Empire Studios
You know the empire spin seems pretty good to me. Just make Toby Maquire and Robert Downey jr the couple (though not a patch on Sandy Dennis) and you could weave an intense, Richard Yates-like, study of the American family in the 21st century dealing with themes of race, sexuality and the pressures of modern-day life. Then, catching on the zeitgeist, make it a musical. Box-office gold ensues and IRA zombies may finally see the light of day More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:25 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Nnnnnoooooo!
The end of the world is nigh indeed if this is true. More

Posted by jpt1976 at 07:51 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

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