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Samuel L. Jackson You Say?? Sho'nuff!! You Read That Right - THE LAST DRAGON Remake Is Coming!! Is The Return of DeBarge Nigh??

Published at: Oct. 30, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

Merrick here...
My head just detonated and I don't know what to say - the world's all topsy turvy now.
I'm constantly amazed by the number of people I know who both remember...and love...this film. A long time ago I worked Christmas Eve in a call center & some co-workers brought in this DVD for us to watch on the decidedly slow night. I know engineers who love it, film geeks who love it. People you'd never expect to love it...love it. And, evidently, Samuel L. Jackson loves it (check out the HR article linked below). Until that Christmas Eve, I didn't remember THE LAST DRAGON too well. I remembered "Bruce Leroy", Sho'nuff, and wanting to do Vanity. I also remembered that this film forcibly and indelibly etched DeBarge into my consciousness. Now that I recall TLD better, though, I'm wondering how it might play to a decidedly different crowd... living in a markedly different time.
The updated plot will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as the Last Dragon. Those who achieve the high ranking possess the Glow, making them the greatest fighter alive.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Hollywood Reporter! Here's look at the role Jackson will play...

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  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    its still a remake

    by dauphin534

    sam jackson don't make it any less of a lack of imagination.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    when you got that glow!

    by dauphin534

    i used loooove that movie when i was 5 years old. very inspiring for a little black kid growing up in th 80s.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    "Who's the master?! Sho'Nuff, motherfucker!"

    by SpyGuy

    I just watched the original version a few weeks ago on cable and it's still a fun movie. And kudos to Sarah Silverman for referencing it during the first season of THE SARAH SILVERMAN SHOW.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Haaahahahhhaaaaa!!!!!!!!

    by the beef

    "Anything you say Mr. Nuff"

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by Wolfman Nards

    This movie was garbage to begin with and the only thing its worth today is nostalgic value.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    dauphin534

    by Cepper

    It was inspiring for us white kids growing up in the 80's too! Just an awesome movie, absolutely no need for a remake. You fans might like this work of art by Herbert Weldon: <p> http://www.projekt30.com/artist5.php?id=1676&image=1

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Great story from when i saw the original in the theater -

    by Wolfman Nards

    The projecter screwed up half way through the movie and out of nowhere this guy showed up with a head band, walked to the front of the theater, did a karate chop and left. Everyone stood up and applauded, he left, and the movie came back on. I am still confused as to what actually happened that day.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    WHO IS THE MASTER!?!?

    by mossyrock_mafia

    I AM!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I need to watch this now!!!!

    by Darth Valinorean

    This is the stuff of Legend!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    9 out of 10 announcements are...

    by Droid

    sequels or remakes. It's a very shit time to be a film fan.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Theres a good South Park episode in this...

    by wowsah156

    LETSFIGHTING LOVE!! LETSFIGHTING LOVE!!!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town?

    by Cobb05

    This could either be hysterically funny or painfully bad. It's obvious that Sam is going to play Sho'nuff. And that alone is worth the price of a ticket. He'll look great in a Gene Simmon's wig. And what about Danny Devito as Eddie Arkadian? I just hope they keep the Asian guys who make fun of Leroy. That's one of the best parts.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Nooooooooo!

    by Movietool

    This movie does not need to be remade! It is perfect! <p>Make a sequel, set in the 80's with Sam as Sho'Nuff! THAT'S A MOVIE I WOULD SEE!<p>Make a sequel!<p>Make a sequel!<p>Make a sequel!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Who'se the baddest mo fo? Sho'Nuff!!

    by BilboRing

    This was a classic movie. Stop the fucking remakes already. It's a fucking travesty.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    And in the end, Eddie, you know what?

    by YeahSureWhatever

    You're nothing but a misguided midget asshole with dreams of ruling the world. Yeah, also from Kew Gardens. And also getting by on my tits.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Yikes, a weird chinese guy with a bow and arrow!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Crack smokin' fun.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Sho'Nuff looks like Booker T.

    by BilboRing

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Just WOW!

    by Darth_Kaos

    That's it. It's confirmed. There are no more original ideas in Hollywood.<br> Just Like RoboCop, this movie does not need to be remade. The original is awesome. Come on Hollywood, just look at the independent sector for new and unique ideas, instead of being lazy.<br>

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Buddy flick!

    by YeahSureWhatever

    Leroy teams up with Eddie Murphy from the Golden Child!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    when you got that glow...

    by trevorfactor

    when you reach that upper level-your mind, body and soul must be one. Its a sacrafice, it takes hard work, its a way of life! Oh and this is movie idea SUCKS! Now how is a closet DeBarge fan expected to get his fix?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    This guy is having the time of his life

    by ChezKing

    Sam Jackson is the only actor out there right now doing whatever he wants. He's having a blast. He making hit movies and crap movies and doesn't seem to care. He takes risks like no one else. It's going to be a hilarious role to see him in.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    An example of great trash.

    by veritasses

    There's absolutely nothing good about it but it's a great, fun flick all the same. They'll actually have to make the movie really good or really over the top trashy. If it falls in between it'll suck.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Request #1 for Vern to review the original.

    by Kevin Holsinger

    Not that I needed a remake, but Sam Jackson as Sho'Nuff works fine for me.<BR><BR>I'd also like to say that this is one of those ridiculously quotable movies, like Flash Gordon.<BR><BR>"Hey, my man, what it look like?"

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Julius Carry III just rolled over in his grave

    by The Winged Doucheman

    "N***a please!" If Leroy is played by Nick Cannon, I'm gonna smack a bitch.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Boggles the mind

    by studmaster

    that apparently so many people like this bowl of diarrhea. Only thing good about it was the eminently fuckable Vanity. She's the only thing good about Action Jackson, too. Oh, please excuse me! I bet they're legions of fans of THAT shitfest, too!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "Keep you money!"

    by The Winged Doucheman

    "You just get that sucker to the designated place at the designated time, and I will gladly designate his ass... for dismemberment!"

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Will the Laura Charles character be a total slut in this too?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Or will she be an independent and stong-willed businesswoman who can take care of herself? Cuz that would be bullshit too.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    "Get up, Leroy."

    by The Winged Doucheman

    "I got somethin' real fo' yo' ass in these hands."

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Why all the hate?!

    by Rich Malone

    Sometimes it's nice to remember the films of the eighties...they weren't all great, but they at least had fun and earned a 'cult status'. I agree, everything doesn't need to be remade, but cut the original some leeway, man. Shit, at least it had a positive message, and encouraged being humble and dedicated. Shit, it was a fun 80's movie, and yeah, it did mean a lot to us young Black youth(we didn't have a whole bunch of hero's on screen at the time either, leave Carl Weathers alone)

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Sure, Jackson could play this role well, but

    by kafka07

    why does it need to happen?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    studmaster...

    by Droid

    Action Jackson is complete shit... but it's also damn funny (because its so shit!)... "Wait here. I gotta catch a cab" as he chases down a speeding cab... The stereotypical yelling police chief! Chief: "You nearly tore that boys arm off!" Action: "He had a spare." Genius!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    LEROY !!!!!!

    by Boscohb

    "You warmed up yet"

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Julius Carry III

    by AI Joe

    The two things that make that movie truly awful was Eddie Arcanian and his crew. Simply dreadful character writing. Plus, the end fight between Taimak and Julius Carry III sucked because Carry wasn't a martial artist - he didn't even train for the movie. It was a fun movie though. Have William H. Macy reprise his role as a gay hairdresser.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Rich Malone

    by trevorfactor

    is this your first time here? Just to let you know - hate runs thick and pure round these parts. However fuck the haters! This movie is gold and for me all they would need to do is cast someone like Stephen Chow for the lead role and my ass would be there on opening night. Pipe dream? Yeah probably but a guy can dream can't he

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Sure, Sam Jack can play Sho Nuff

    by Garbageman33

    But there's only one Vanity.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    This is the worst movie ever made...

    by blackmantis

    And I mean that in a good way. So bad but so much fun.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Jason Alexander for Eddie Arkadian

    by The Winged Doucheman

    But who goes to arcades anymore? He would have to be a wealthy evil network president like Kurt Fuller in "No Holds Barred", which will pro'ly get remade too.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    WHO'S THE MASTER, LEROY?!

    by ricarleite

    Not. Gonna. Happen.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Rosario Dawson as Laura Charles

    by The Winged Doucheman

    I could get behind that...grrrr.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Jesus fucking christ. Is Seth Rogen going to be in it, too?

    by Drunken Rage

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Sho'Nuff died this year...

    by ricarleite

    I didnt know that...

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The Winged Doucheman

    by Kevin Holsinger

    Better Rosario Dawson than Beyonce, which I fear is where this would go.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Jackson can't pull this off

    by dr sauch

    He's too small.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    THE GLOW

    by captain_kirk

    maybe they'll remake action jackson, too, if we go on a serious vanity-OD. Last Dragon was cool, but a slight movie nonetheless. The remake would have to be huge and epic. And no fake Danny Devito wannabe playing the baddie. Spring for Devito himself this time.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    WHY GOD WHY?!?

    by Nesstar

    Oh my FUCKING GOD! There is no God. It was a happy little piece of 80's kitch. A guilty pleasure that just recently re-aired on cable. WHY GOD WHY HAVE WE BEEN CURSED WITH SUCH NO TALENT ASSHOLES IN HOLLYWOOD WHO HAVE NO CREATIVITY, BALLS OR ORIGINALITY?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    as for El De Barge

    by captain_kirk

    Will they let him record in prison?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    john singleton should direct

    by captain_kirk

    Seriously dudes, he backed out of A Team. He owes us this.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    De Barge is in prison?

    by trevorfactor

    are you making that up Kirk? If it is true - what did he do?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Neo Got The Glow

    by Supreme Hustle

    Leroy should fight Neo.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    TREVOR FACTOR

    by captain_kirk

    Geesh, don't you read PEOPLE? Or at least cruise TMZ? Yes, it's true. He was on probation for something, violated it, and got sent up to the klinky klink for 2 years.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    never mind

    by trevorfactor

    I found it! The crackhead douchebag's details were on wikipedia, two year sentence. Ouch!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Years later, revisiting this flick

    by oneragga

    ..I thought that with a decent budget, this could actually be as fun for this younger generation as it was for those of us who dug it in the 80's. Yeha, let's admit it; it's shit. but it's fun shit, and the 3 times ( in two diffirent countries) I saw this in the theatre at 15 years old, it was A) packed, and B) a blast. Done with a budget and the right balance of fun, action choreography, and a decent budget, it could be fun again. I hope Sam trains...aw fuck, they could just face replace him on Taimak, the guy who originally played Bruce Leroy, who's still a bad ass martial artist 23 years later. How surreal would that shit be?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    *edit*

    by oneragga

    I mean "decent effects". And if Will Smith had any balls, he'd send up Bad Boys and remake Action Jackson.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    here's a link to the tmz article...

    by captain_kirk

    http://www.tmz.com/2008/10/28/el-debarge-guilty-sent-to-el-big-house/

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    what is this "Read" thing everyone keeps talking about?

    by trevorfactor

    No! I don't read People or TMZ. fyi I also don't hammer toothpicks under my finger nails or staple my eye lids open...not that thats a bad thing :?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    defined by 80s style

    by palewook

    this movie won't look the same today or have the same impact. it'll look like some cgi shitfest, ala Hitman.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Why don't you sit down and shut up

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    "Why don't I what?" "I said why don't you sit down and shut up." "Why don't anyone who wants me to sit down and shut up come down here and make me." Big fat Asian and others come down. Carnage ensues.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    And check out Taimak's website

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He's even more buff and cut than he was then because he was just a young guy back then. Taimak today can kick Bruce Leroy's ass.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    The very definition of "cult"

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    You can't intentionally create a cult film. This film is what truely defines the term cult film. It's totally original in tone and concept, and could only be born out of the 80s. In the 80s,during its theatrical release, one could only look at it in slack-jawed puzzlement. It was made for mainstream consumption, but plays much better to the midnight movie crowd. The filmmakers had to be doing giant piles of cocaine. It stands today as a singular piece of entertainment, but I don't think anyone under 30 who didn't experience the 80s firsthand would get anything out of this.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    William H. Macy wasnt the Gay Hairdresser

    by Kennef

    He was Vanity's Producer... God Rest Julius Carry III...

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I agree with The Reluctant Austinite

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    if you didn't see it when it came out, or on video during the 80s, and saw it today it would probably look like crap.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Important Question!!!

    by Smooth Lando

    Will the remake use the immortal slogan "Just direct-a your feets-a to Daddy Green's Pizza"?. I mean this is perhaps the greatest advertising slogan within a film in the entire history of cinema. Daddy Green even had it on his sign - complete with the "a"s at the end of the words and everything. If they don't use it - I don't care who plays Sho'nuff - I'm not watching it. "Well I did you one better. I mastered "the art of fighting... without knowing how to fight" - Johnny Yu

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Kiss My Converse!

    by versatol

    Sho' Nuff!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Afro Samurai

    by enderandrew

    Isn't he already the Afro Samurai?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The New Tommy Lee Jones??

    by ArcadianDS

    SHO NUFF.<p> Historians will note that Tommy Lee Jones was The New Micheal Caine.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Untouchable source material

    by enderandrew

    This is like Uwe Boll remaking Schindler's List.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Both awesome and terrible news

    by robotdevil

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    You are the last dragon...

    by Rat Fink

    Fuck Yeah! I loved this movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    "I am the soul brother like no other."

    by Mr Nicholas

    I dunno. I dug the film back in the day, but I can't say it's THE film I want a remake of.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    CATCHES BULLETS...WITH HIS TEETH!?!?!?!!?!?

    by El Post-Modern Anchor-Baby

    NIGGA, PLEASE! and Carson Daly as "Eddie Arcadian."

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Is Terrence Howard too old.......

    by zastrow

    .....to play Bruce Leroy??? That would rule.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    saw this again the other day...

    by shogunshin

    first thing i thought of, where is the sequel or remake. sam jackson as the master? holy freakin shit storm. we are in for some treat. now they gotta just get a great lead, and we are set.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    No,no,no,no

    by otm shank

    Even with Mr. Jackson, this film should not be remade. It's perfect the way it is.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I've got the GLOW

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in my pants, sho'nuff!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    wasn't this clown nominated for an Oscar ?

    by Jugdish

    Once upon a time we had a black "actor" who was gonna pave the way for other black actors...what happened Sam?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Important Lesson!!

    by Smooth Lando

    And another thing .... Everybody should know that "The Last Dragon" is perhaps one of the last great educational films in Cinematic History. I mean I don't know about you but I for one learned that if I was ever beaten up, abducted and tied up - there was hope. I mean Richie Green showed us that all we had to do was some kick ass break-dancing moves like "the worm" and you can easily escape being tied up. I can't tell you how this knowledge got me and my friends out of few tight situations.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    a few things...

    by Darth Thoth

    1) The Last Dragon is a great movie in so many ways. I love it with all of my heart. It's a timeless classic for geeks. 2) Vanity may be my favorite movie chick of all time. I had/ have the biggest crush on her, especially in this movie. 3) Props to Sam Jackson- dude is truly a geek who just happens to get the chance to make movies he loves. 4) In regards to a remake though- it just makes me sick what Hollywood is doing these days. Sure, this may actually be a fun remake but it won't be anywhere near the original. Jackson will be great. But again, do we need to continue rehashing old movies. It's pathetic because there is so much great art and talent in the world that's not being given a chance to present itself. It's really a sad indictment on our culture/ Hollywood studios.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    This is the best news ever!!!

    by Eh Nam1313

    This is great. Who are they going to get to play Vanity's role?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    My ex-wife helped prosecute DeBarge, lol.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    So, he can kiss my Converse!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    If Sam Jackson bails, his understudies should be:

    by Cletus Van Damme

    1) Charlie Murphy<p>2) Cincinnati Belgals' Chad Ocho Stinko<p>3) Beetlejuice (of Howard Stern fame).

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    *Bengals*

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I don't even know what a Belgal is.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Hey man! What it look a like!

    by Xian042

    Come on, who didnt want to possess the power of the GLOW?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    This might work...AS A MONEY GRAB!

    by ugh

    what me worry. there making a remake of the 1980 version of "Flash Gordon", right? how could it possibly go wrong?

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    oh shit!

    by Commander Rah

    I been waitin' for Sho'nuff to put his foot up someone's ass, again!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Naaahh man...

    by Bruce Leroy

    but, damn i'd love to see Sam Jackson with his eyes wide open and a fucked up hairdo saying stuff like "who's the master!" and "Kiss my converse".

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Faith Prince

    by Mel Garga

    Just after college I was working at a hotel when Faith Prince stayed there. I couldn't help telling her that I'd seen TLD about a thousand times growing up. She sighed and recalled it as her first film role as "the bad guy's girlfriend." The best was when she was checking out she actually said, "Thanks for watching The Last Dragon." So the lesson here my friends is that...I don't actually know what the lesson is. I do find it incredibly fucking funny that I have actually been thanked for watching what, in many critics' eyes, is considered to be the wart on the hairy ass of black, kung-fu cinema.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Just let your SOOOULLL GLOOOOOW

    by liljuniorbrown

    I know thats from Coming to America,but every time I see the word Glow it just cracks me up. Speaking of which if they remake that movie i will personaly kill every producer in Hollywood. I trust Sam Jackson with this property but if it gets screwed up it will be a major mistake.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    FORTUNE COOKIE CHINKS

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    The Harold n Kumar gook, Yao Ming and Margret Cho. Sookie Ackie Hak, Acke Sou,...You sock it to me, I'll sock it to you fuckface!

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Vanitys Snatch

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    I'll plow it, like Betty Ng's

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Paul GiaMatti as Eddie Arcadian

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    You know it to be true. Andy Milinakis as Timake's brother's fat Iron Maden's friend. And Betty Ng's rectum will be exploded.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Cepper

    by TitsMcgee

    It was very inspiring for Asian kids growing up in the 80's too! I think if they make the bald boss bad guy a little less cartoony this could be very very cool. Who will play Ernie Reyes' role though? Oh yeah, and please no wire-fu.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    TitsMcgee

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    Tattoo, but more than likely....your mother. She got the glow, cause that bitch is burning. I have felt a tremor in her rectum....indeed. I know this cause the master told me along with the 3 gooks at the cookie factory

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by DeeJay

    ... I guess a remake wouldn't be that bad, as today's production techniques could give the movie a much more stylistic look. I'm still a fan of advancing the original narrative, though. Even if it would complicate the task of finding a logical title for the project.

  • Oct. 30, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I'm torn...

    by MCVamp

    Sam L. will be awesome saying "Kiss My Converse," but isn't this the role Busta Rhymes was born to play?

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    That was Crap :

    by PTSDPete

    No originality today ? We've got fucking Dark Knight !!!!

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Hey..

    by KAOS11DIRECTOR

    Why not have Charlie Murphy play "Sho Nuff?"

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Well

    by Doc_Martigan

    If they don't have the fish tank bit this movie is a fail. "Hot head..."

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    This movie cannot be remade

    by crazybubba

    This is a movie that can only be appreciated in the context of the time period it was made. It's an 80's flick having fun with 70's kungfu movies using 60's slang like "cat" "jive turkey" and of course "sho nuff". The break dancing and chessy 80's pop music from debarge helps make this movie great. I just read that RZA is co-producing the movie which means they're gonna update the music with modern day rap instead of 80's rap. It's gonna suck. They're probably gonna hire a bunch of i-can't-act and i-take-myself-way-to-fucking-seriously rappers to be in the movie and act hard and ruin the feel of the movie. Its gonna suck. All these unoriginal Hollywood remakes suck. Big Trouble in Little China and this movie set the tone for super-powered kung-fu movies and yet no one has even bothered to pick the batton and run with it except maybe Tarantino with Kill Bill. I know I'm ranting, but i'm sick of all this unoriginal bullshit. Don't film a movie that is impossible to remake just because you think you con thousands of empty headed movie goers into throwing away their money on an updated cult classic with a lot of big names involved. Do what Tarantinto does--learn from the movie, build on it and write your own fucking movie.

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    little bow wow as leroy

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    no please, but it's my best guess.

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    chris tucker as leroy and jackie chan as one of the asian guys

    by crazybubba

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    BUSTA RHYMES AS SHO NUFF

    by turketron

    He did it in that music video back in the 90's!

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Charlie Murphy "I'm Sho'Nuff bitch"

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That works for me.

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Jackson as Leroy Sr.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Sho'Nuff comes in to the pizza place, gets his ass handed to him, and leaves in a stretcher. End of the movie, the shortened remake. Make me a pizza, one that says Bad Mo Fo.

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    "I'M SHO'NUFF! YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT I SAY!!!"

    by turketron

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Why do i get the feeling

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    That Barak Obama's presidential acceptance speech is going to look & sound exactly like that Sho'Nuff video ???

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Hey Mel Garga...

    by El Gooche

    did she teach you some moves? I don't know why, but apart from Vanity, I had a thing for Faith...something about those reflective drums on her tits...mmmm.

  • Oct. 31, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Oh...

    by El Gooche

    and they better bring back Glen Eaton (Johnny Yu) in some capacity. That guy was funny as hell. Shit make him Leroy's master or something.

  • Nov. 1, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    you wanna fight?

    by The Red

    You fight me you big ugly smelly breath sucka!!! Or how bout you, string bean, Rick James lookn, Fool!!! Hahahahahah!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 1, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Lord Bowler looks PISSED!

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    I guess I could see Samuel L. doing an ok job. But why all the remakes? Originality isn't dead, but it IS on a ventilator.

  • Nov. 1, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Love this movie. Even own the DVD.

    by Juggernaut125

    But instead of a remake, I think I'd rather see a video game for it. Similar to 'The Warriors' game they made a few years ago, or the new Ghostbusters game coming out. Sam could v.o. the Sho'Nuff lines.