Thursday, 20 September 2007

JAMIE HEWLETT's "Phoo Action"

The BBC have announced an adaptation of Jamie Hewlett's Get the Freebies strip he did for Face magazine entitled "Phoo Action". It will be interesting to see how Hewlett's vision is brought to life particularly after the success of his operatic collaboration with Damon Albarn, "Monkey: Journey to the West".

From the BBC press release:
British actress Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood) will team up with America's Carl Weathers (Rocky, Predator) and Eddie Shin (ER) in Phoo Action, a kung-fu action drama for
BBC Three based on comic characters created by Jamie Hewlett.

Jaime, daughter of acclaimed actor Ray Winstone, takes on the colourful role of Whitey Action, an unruly teenage heroine who joins together with hapless Buddhist kung-fu cop Terry Phoo (played by Eddie Shin) to form an unlikely, but effective, crime-fighting team.

The year is 2012 and London is in the grip of mutant criminals. Only Terry Phoo and Whitey Action can save the nation, uniting to create chaos and comedy, mischief and mayhem to become heroes for a future generation. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the wonderfully warped world of Phoo Action.

UPDATE: And here's the trailer from BBC3...

BBC Press Release
Phoo Action MySpace
Film Ick post (source)
Monkey: Journey to the West (SiouxWIRE)

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