Eddie Murphy Writing Third Nutty Professor

Access Hollywood spoke to Eddie Murphy at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Shrek Forever After’ where he referred to the possibility of a third Nutty Professor film being in the works.

The actor said that they have some funny ideas for a third movie and it will be up to what the studio thinks of them to determine whether a third movie goes ahead. The first two Nutty Professor films are generally considered a financial success so it stands to reason that the studio may have an interest in a third film.

Personally I look at many of Eddie Murphy’s recent comedies and can’t help but think such a venture is not going to end well, despite being financially well received the Nutty Professor 2 was not a good movie. Looking at other efforts such as Pluto Nash, Holy Man, Meet Dave, and Norbit it doesn’t leave me with much confidence in delivering more films along these lines.

What do you think? Is a third Nutty Professor movie something you’d really want to see? Let us know in the comments section below.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.