Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:48AM
We're only about 10 days away from The Pink Panther 2: A Pox on Your House, and it is with a heavy heart that I report the formerly funny Steve Martin wants a third movie in the series.
According to WENN, Martin convinced the film's producers to throw in a wedding, because anytime his movies contain weddings, they do well. "I said, 'I have to tell you that every movie I've done that ends in a wedding or holding a baby has been a hit," Martin explained. Clouseau will apparently marry the Emily Mortimer character, Nicole, in the sequel.
And because his raping of Peter Sellers' Jacques Clouseau is no longer a bachelor, Martin's patting himself on the back about his remarkable achievement. "I do believe we've taken the Pink Panther somewhere else and, in a sense, made it our own."
What happened to this guy? Seriously? He made The Pink Panther his own? Did he also make Cheaper by the Dozen his own?
There's a clue in Martin's comments about a possible threequel - a clue even Clouseau could sniff out - about how unfunny and completely irrelevant Steve Martin has become. "It would obviously open with Clouseau's honeymoon," admits Martin, "him taking Nicole across the threshold and she's wearing arm pads and a helmet!"
Nope. Not funny. Not original. Not interesting. In fact, the only interesting thing about any of these movies is where Steve Martin's shame went. Perhaps if he finds it soon enough, he might also be able to track down his sense of purpose and his obligation to an audience to entertain.