CHOPPER Director To Pen Justin Lin's SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake
Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982 Shaw Brothers classic, for Justin Lin.
The Fast And Furious director is currently in production on the latest instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, but will then turn his attentions to this 3D reinterpretation of the film that debuted the talents of a young Jet Li more than three decades ago. Produced by Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight Pictures, this Chinese co-production has already been tagged as a large scale tentpole release with a projected budget of over $100 million.
In the original The Shaolin Temple, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, Jet Li played the son of a slave worker, who survives a military coup that ousts the emperor, runs away, learns kung-fu, and returns to seek his revenge. No announcement has been made yet about who will star in Lin's 3D remake.
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