Even before his latest Hollywood flick graces cinemas worldwide, rumour has it Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) has snagged a role in the remake of Enter The Dragon. Our boy has all his projects lined up, hasn’t he?
Perhaps inspired instead of remake would be a better term as the new movie will be a noir take on the 1973 kungfu classic. And besides, I can’t imagine ANYONE remaking a movie that was entirely Bruce Lee.
The new film entitled Awaken The Dragon tells the story of a lone FBI agent who is led into the dark, bloody world of underground martial arts and fight clubs as he pursues a rogue Shaolin monk. Kurt Sutter, the film’s writer and director, explains, “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.“
At the moment, it is too early to tell which role Rain has been set to play. We will be sure to look out for further updates.
If this news is true, Awaken The Dragon will be Kurt Sutter’s directorial debut and Rain’s third Hollywood film.