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Hollywood to remake "Enter the Dragon."

Postby Ian on Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:51 pm

I love Enter the Dragon, but it doesn't really need a remake. Maybe Hollywood is running out of ideas...


Warner Independent Pictures has set "The Shield" executive producer Kurt Sutter to write and make his feature directing debut on Awaken the Dragon.

The noir-style remake of Enter the Dragon, the 1973 martial arts classic that made Bruce Lee a global star, will be produced by John Wells, Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller.

Sutter said he's writing Awaken the Dragon as a contemporized drama about a lone FBI agent who pursues a rogue Shaolin monk into the bloody world of underground martial arts fight clubs.

The original film starred Lee as a martial artist who's drafted by law enforcement to participate in a martial arts tournament and infiltrate a drug smuggling operation run from the host's heavily guarded island.

"I'm a huge noir fan, and this plot lends itself to the film I want to make," Sutter said. "I wanted to set it in these underground fight clubs where the action is really raw and expose the brutality of Shaolin kung fu. This will be more 'Raging Bull' than 'Crouching Tiger' in its viciousness."

Sutter will look to discover a fight star in the role of the monk and cast an established American actor to play the FBI agent.
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Re: Hollywood to remake "Enter the Dragon."

Postby SithTracy on Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:34 pm

Ian wrote:I love Enter the Dragon, but it doesn't really need a remake. Maybe Hollywood is running out of ideas...

It's a reality TV/Tabloid news based world... Why be creative when you can get away with dishing out crap to the drones we have become. Creativity costs money... The media has made us into the drones we are now and Hollywood is taking advantage of it. I don't give a damn about Paris Hilton/Brittney Spears/Lindsay Lohan... they share a brain... I wanna watch a news program that talks about the stuff that matters to the world.... But here I go... back to the topic...

I'm not going to see this remake... I don't care if it is good... Bruce Lee made "Enter The Dragon" a success... He's gone... Let the classic live.
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