Let me preface this article by saying, I know first hand the amount of hype surrounding the musician/actor/martial artist known simply as Rain. He’s a popular force over in Korea, and he’s slowly but surely making moves in America. According to Latino Review, the actor is in line to star in the “noir style remake”of Enter the Dragon!
According to the site, the former executive producer of the FX series The Shield Kurt Sutter, is set to write and direct the upcoming remake. Awaken the Dragon will be an updated version of 1973′s Enter the Dragon, which is one if not the most popular Bruce Lee film!
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.
Sutter is looking for a well-known, and established American actor to play the FBI agent, while Warner Bros may have their eye on Rain to star as the monk! As for Sutter’s take on the iconic martial arts film, he wants it to be gritty but honest.
“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.”
Rain made his American debut in the 2008 film Speed Racer, and is also featured in the much hyped Ninja Assassin. Rain fans unite, your boy is on his way!
Do you think Rain is the right choice for Awaken the Dragon? Who else could play the part?