In the words of my friend John's teeneage daughter: OMFG! Eddie Murphy has been signed to star in another sci-fi comedy called Starship Dave and will re-team with director Brian Robbins on the project. Murphy and Robbins worked together on Murphy's previous film, the soon-to-be-released Norbit, and bonded enough during the shoot that they decided to work together again on Starship Dave. Peter Segal was originally attached to direct the pic, but for some reason (good taste perhaps?) decided to leave the project to make room for Robbins.

Starship Dave tells the story of a crew of miniture, human-looking aliens who are seeking a way to save their doomed planet. Murphy will play -- wait for it -- Dave, the human spacecraft they travel in an as well as the ship's captain. Am I the only one who thinks this can only go one way -- horribly, horribly wrong? Seriously, doesn't anyone remember The Adventures of Pluto Nash? If you don't remember this very bad Murphy sci-fil film from 2002, the official webite is still, for some reason, active. Maybe because there are just way too many Pluto Nash fans out there. Yeah, I'm sure that's it.

It's not that I don't like Eddie Murphy, I do. He's a funny man who's been in some really hilarious films like Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places and the great Bowfinger. But Murphy and space comedy are a recipe for disaster. Shooting on Starship Dave is scheduled to begin in March with arrival on DVD soon afterward. Anyone else think this is a bad idea?
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