The concept is as high as they get, Eddie Murphy’s character is a motormouth who, through some madcap contrivance or other, finds himself with a finite number of words to say before he dies. Think of a verbal Five Finger Death Punch from Kill Bill and you’re sort of there. With only a thousand words left to him before he dies there is bound to be some morality thrown in with all the Murphyesque swearing and related hijinks.
This film has been finished for over a year, and is out in cinemas in early April, and has Murphy reuniting with his Norbit and Meet Dave director Brian Robbins and the film was written by Steve Koren whose most recent work was the Adam Sandler in a dress-a-thon Jack and Jill.
Here’s the synopsis to entice and/or delight,
Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.
The film finally makes its way into UK cinemas on the 6th of April.
Here’s the poster, click to embiggen,