There’s no easy way to say this: they’re remaking The Last Dragon and Sam Jackson will play Sho’nuff, the role originally played by Julius Carry, who died in August. Berry Gordy directed the original, his son is co-producing the remake, along with the RZA (that’s pronounced “Rizza”, dad).
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.
[Columbia pictures president] said, “They will capture everything that people love about the original while also bringing a fresh edge to the remake.” [THR]
A cult classic is like a retard who farts in a museum. Most of the beauty of it is the spontaneity and the fact that he had no idea what he was doing. You can never recapture that magic and you’ll probably shit yourself trying. Good for Sam Jackson though, he doesn’t get nearly enough work these days.