Eddie Murphy writing alien comedy

Having recently announced an intention to turn his back upon family comedies, Eddie Murphy has revealed he’s currently working on writing his next starring vehicle himself. And apparently, it’s a comedy involving aliens.

Yes, Pluto Nash fans, your ship has finally come in, as Murphy seems determined to to take another run at creating an extra-terrestrial gag-fest. Only this time, he’ll be writing it as more of an ensemble piece.

“I still want to do something like that,” Murphy told Rolling Stone. “I have this idea called Jamal and Tyrell and Omar and Brick and Michael’s Wack-Ass Weekend about this group of guys who get abducted by aliens on the way to the fights. I’m writing that now.”

To be honest, the title alone has us quaking in our boots, but it sounds as though Murphy has at least got some A-list names in mind for his cast. His current film Tower Heist was originally planned as a joint venture between Murphy, Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracey Morgan. With five names lined up for the aforementioned Wack-Ass Weekend , could these be the five gents we see occupying the starring roles?

Perhaps we’ll learn more during the run-up to the Oscars, which Murphy will of course be hosting. In the meantime, you’ll just have to dust off that Alien Autopsy DVD and hope for the best…

George Wales

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