HOLLYWOOD – Eddie Murphy tonight announced that filming would being in the Fall of The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2.
Comedy star of Beverly Hills Cop and Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 3, Eddie Murphy announced that he would begin filming the sequel to his hit 2002 science fiction comedy The Adventures of Pluto Nash, provisionally entitled The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2. The excited Trading Places star came by the Studio Exec bungalow to talk about his new venture:
After the Beverly Hills Cop TV show fell through I just didn’t know what to do. I mean I’d like to do another Shrek movie but no one can find Michael Myers and Antonio Banderas is doing art movies [last seen in Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge out of Water]. Then I had this idea, why not do Pluto Nash 2. The film everyone has been begging me to do.
Who has been begging you to do Pluto Nash?
Absolutely everyone I meet. I was talking to my cousin and he said ‘Have you heard the news about Pluto?’ I said, I’m not going to do a sequel. Then my barber said ‘Pluto’s a really…’ ‘Great movie, I know but enough,’ I said. It just went on and on. Pluto, Pluto, Pluto. My girlfriend said, ‘It’s New Horizon’ and that’s when I knew. ‘You’re right,’ I said. ‘It will be a new horizon. Okay. I’ll do it.’
How will the film be different?
Well, first of all, the original is set on the Moon and I think this one is going to be set on a moon of Pluto. If only we had a good image to get the art department started. Anyway, I want this film to be a total departure from the original Adventures of Pluto Nash.
So it’s going to be a comedy?
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2: New Horizons will be released in 2016.
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NEW YORK – Good news for all the Brad Pitt fans out there – an EXTENDED CUT of 1998’s Meet Joe Black is on its way to Blu-ray. The theatrical cut of the film ran at a record-breaking 2 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes and 7 seconds but the extended edition will be much, much longer. In fact, as we went to press we still did not know the exact running time as the film is still be tinkered with in the editing room.
Director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run, Scent of a Woman and, erm, Gigli) explained, “When it originally came out in 1998 I wasn’t very happy with that version of the film, but we were under such pressure from the studio to meet the tight release date that we had to cut a lot of wonderful stuff out. We’re putting all that great footage that we had to lose back in now. I think fans are in for a real treat.”
Asked for specifics on what we can expect to see from the restored material, Brest answered, “Let’s just say that fans of Brad will be very happy.”
“It’s just nice to be working on something again,” he added.
Meet Joe Black was not a huge commercial success at the time as many audience members confused the film with Mighty Joe Young, which was released in the same year. However, it DID make a tidy sum, but this was mainly due to the fact that it had the teaser trailer for much-anticipated Star Wars : Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace attached to it. In fact, very often the entire audience would be full of people who had no interest in watching the film at all, only the trailer.
A New York projectionist told us:
It was crazy. The theater used to fill up with people dressed as Stormtroopers, Boba Fetts, Darth Vaders, you name it. The trailer would play, they would scream and shout and wave their lightsabers around a bit, get up and leave, leaving the place empty. There would literally be nobody left to watch the movie. So, we used to let in the next crowd, who were already lining up outside just to see the the trailer, and we’d play it for them. We used to manage about 30 screenings of the trailer a day and every cent went towards Meet Joe Black. Occasionally a girl would wander in and we’d have to actually play the movie but that was rare.
Amazingly, the theatrical cut of Meet Joe Black does not hold the record for the longest running time for a film. That particular honor belongs to Francis Ford Coppola’s Director’s Cut of The Godfather (which had a brief theatrical run in 1997) which runs an an astonishing 8 days, 3 hours, 27 minutes and 11 seconds. However, much of this running time is due to the film containing uncut baptism and wedding ceremonies, an extra hour of Sonny beating Carlo in the street and no less that 15 full recipes for various Italian dishes.
Meet Joe Black will be available on Blu-ray whenever Brest agrees to unlock the door of the edit suite. Brad Pitt is currently appearing in the zany globe-trotting zombie comedy World War Z (it WAS a comedy, right?)
HOLLYWOOD – Today, the news has been coming about the new television version of Beverly Hills Cop took a step forward.
Two chairs arrived on set with the names of the actors who are playing Foley fils and Foley père written on the back so there are no mistakes and no one sits on the wrong chair by mistake.
Barry Sonnenfeld – who is on board to direct the pilot episode and has begun filming last Friday – said that the chairs would save time and money:
It’s really going to make things a lot easier. Brandon, if he wants to sit down will see the chair with Brandon T. Jackson and he’ll be able to sit there confident that no one is going to say to him, are you sitting in my chair?
Brandon T. Jackson commented:
We’re very excited about this development in the production. One thing I particularly love is I’m a real fan of the original and of course very happy to work with Mr. Murphy and if you see the chairs are actually quite close together. I won’t say I’m going to put a hand on his arm while I’m making a point or asking his advice, but I probably will.
Eddie Murphy – who Forbes recently reported was the highest paid film star who makes the steamiest shittiest pile of shit movies of shit – said: ‘I’m not sitting it that chair. Not ever, not once. Get that Goddam thing out of my sight.’