Shouldn't it be called "The Black Panther"?
BTW, Wesley Snipe was to be playing "The Black Panther" in a film adaptation of the Marvel Comics character of the same name (but I don't know if that project ever got off the ground in development talks).
The "new" Clouseau is and has been Austin Powers. Why anyone would want to try doing another is beyond me. Particularly now, with Undercover Brother coming out. Two bumbling, satirical spy/detective franchises is enough for anyone.
Must be from the same people who cast Will Smith in "Wild Wild West"
You figure that the people behind this would have learned. If you are going to use an established brand, you need to have an actor that fits into the established role.
This is sad. Another fond memory transmogrified into shite. I'll confess I was amused by Rush Hour, but forcing a square into a circle!!
I think this is another example of the 'Hollywood Ivory Tower' - where the studio execs think they can shape a new cultural landscape. Where is this uptopia or where can I get some of this weed that they've been toking on?
Sadly, another facet of their mindset probably rests on the fact that there's been enough generational cleansing where most of the target audience (pro-Tucker) doesn't have any inkling of the original or Peter Sellers. And because of this, they'll feel like they can entirely redefine the Pink Panther, albeit, without the sublte aloofness, nuance, or controlled hilarity that made Sellers so precious.
I'm really confused...if this rumor fleshes out true, why? Do people really want the obvious, crude and 2-dimensional? I thought that we've evolved into a society with more sophisticated taste? Sigh...