Justin Lin To Direct SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake In China
A remake of the kung-fu flick Shaolin Temple was first unveiled back in August of 2012 but no director was attached to the project. Yesterday it was confirmed by Film Business Asia that Justin Lin, director of some of the most popular Fast & Furious films, will be making his Chinese language debut at the helm of this remake. The first Shaolin Temple film was the launch pad for Jet Li back in 1982.
The film will be produced by Beijing Enlight Pictures Co. Ltd. in partnership with the Shaolin Temple. And it will be shot in 3-D. It will be some time though before filming begins, Beijing CEO Wang Chantian said that pre-production is expected to take up to two years. In the meantime Lin is attached to another Bourne film and has executive producer responsibilities on the Fast & Furious 7 project. He has plenty of time though to hone his 3-D skills and bulk up on the 72 Shaolin martial arts.
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