Monday, August 25, 2014

Andrew Dominik Pens "The Shaolin Temple" Redux

Deadline reports that Andrew Dominik, writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will write the script for the remake of the 1982 kung fu film that launched the great Jet Li's career--"The Shaolin Temple".

The original film is set in the period between China's Sui and Tang Dynasties. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor.

 Former Fast and the Furious film franchise director Justin Lin will make his Chinese language debut directing here.

The 3D project is while off--pre-production is expected to take up to two years. No specific filming start date is set.

Troy Craig Poon, Bruno Wu and Wang Changtian will produce the new version.

Lin is at work as executive producer on  James Wan's Fast & Furious 7 and is attached to direct the  Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel

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