If you needed any further reminder that Hollywood was plain out of ideas, here's a fresh one for you delivered in the form of a karate chop straight to your jugular vein: they're making a live-action version of Hong Kong Phooey. I guess Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Hotel for Dogs have had further ramifications than any of us could have ever expected.

Variety reports that the film will be a live action / animated combo written by Family Guy executive producer David Goodman, and Brett Ratner is serving as one of the producers. So if you're looking for someone to blame, I'd suggest Ratner on down. Seriously, is there anyone out there (besides Alcon Entertainment) who thinks this is a good idea?

If you're too young to remember Hong Kong Phooey, then you're blessed not to have had chunks of your childhood strip-mined over the past few years. But, if you need a refresher, here's the premise in a nutshell: it's about a dog (Penrod Pooch) with a secret identity (Phooey) who fights crime in an inept fashion with the aid of kung fu. It only ran for 16 episodes back in the 70s, Phooey was voiced by the late, great Scatman Crothers, and had a very addictive theme song.
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