11/10/2011 01:27 pm ET | Updated Jan 10, 2012

Eddie Murphy's 'A Thousand Words' Trailer Released: Making Up For The Oscars?

To highlight the comeback-that-could, Eddie Murphy's comedy "A Thousand Words" has been rescued from movie-limbo and slapped with a February release date. Just in time for The Osc...Oh, wait.

Well, anyway.

The new comedy imagines Murphy as a fast-talking swindler but after making a deal with some mythical man, suddenly his words are numbered.

Hey, this "Liar, Liar"-type comedy is almost as good at The Oscars, right?