Variety is reporting that Warner Independent Pictures has set Kurt Sutter (executive producer of the FX show The Shield) to write and direct a remake to the classic Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon, titled Awaken the Dragon.
The film will be a noir-style remake of the original 1973 marital arts classic, and be produced by John Wells, Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller.
Remaking such a classic film doesn’t seem like such a good idea, but from Variety:
Sutter said he’s writing “Awaken the Dragon” as a contemporized drama about a lone FBI agent who pursues a rogue Shaolin monk into the bloody world of underground martial arts fight clubs.
“I’m a huge noir fan, and this plot lends itself to the film I want to make,” Sutter said. “I wanted to set it in these underground fight clubs where the action is really raw and expose the brutality of Shaolin kung fu. This will be more ‘Raging Bull’ than ‘Crouching Tiger’ in its viciousness.”
A cast has not yet been set.