September 17, 2008

Beverly Hills Ninja 2, Yes Really.

Way back in 1997 Chris Farley co-starred with Chris Rock, Robin Shou, and Nicollette Sheridan in a goofy comedy called Beverly Hills Ninja. It was a moderately funny slapstick centered on a fat ninja in, where else, Beverly Hills. Now, more than a decade later Coming Soon is reporting that a sequel is being prepped. What?

You know, this is not a movie that I think anyone is clamoring for. I mean, the original was successful, but not extraordinarily so. Not to mention that Farley died in 1997 of a drug overdose. That means this is going to be a sequel without the original lead, and according to the report none of the original cast members.

This time around we get David Hasselhoff, Lucas Grabeel of High School Musical fame, and Li Chiling. Sounds like a winner to me! I wonder in what universe Hasselhoff is deemed a suitable replacement for Farley?

The movie, despite having direct-to-DVD written all over it, does have something notable going for it. It will be the first Hollywood feature to shoot in South Korea. 70% of the film is slated to shoot there, with the remainder finished off in the States, Beverly Hills I would assume.

Well, can't say I am holding out hope for this project.


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