Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Maleficent Featurette Explores The Film
Jolie & co explain the idea
Zack Snyder On Batman-Superman
'Batman and Superman standing next to each other… It’s kind of epic'
First Teaser For The Captive
Atom Egoyan's new thriller
Initial Image From Ryan Gosling's Lost River
Christina Hendricks knows how to catch a monster
New Promo For The Rover
Fear the man with nothing left to lose
Cannes Official Selection 2014 Announced!
Cronenberg! Loach! Egoyan! Leigh! Dardennes!
Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up
First Poster For The Equalizer
Denzel Washington walks the line
David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies
Ging gang zombie zombie zombie gonna eatcha
First Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno
Stomachs rumble in the jungle
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
05 April 2014
The Empire Podcast #105: Anne Hathaway And Darren Aronofsky
Rain supreme
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Interstellar
07 November 2014
Sex Tape
05 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Rio 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bernie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Les Miserables (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Empire Star Rating
I Am Bruce Lee (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Stephen Chow Finds Way Of The Dragon
Remake with Black and Hathaway

23 February 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Channel News Asia

submit to reddit

Possibly news to be taken with a pinch of salt, since Channel News Asia's Hong Kong Sources aren't entirely clear, but the rumour goes that Stephen Chow's next project, following Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle and his aborted tenure on The Green Hornet, may be a remake of Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon.

This is seemingly the same film announced shortly after Chow's Green Hornet departure, as an action-packed comedy vehicle for Jack Black and Anne Hathaway. Titled Tai Chi, the film will, according to CNA, start shooting in June, with Chow making his Hollywood acting debut as well as directing. 

1972's Way of the Dragon was Bruce Lee's third starring role, and he also wrote and directed. It involves Lee travelling to Rome to protect a restaurant and its staff from tha Mafia, and is unlike anything else in the quintessential ass-kicker's canon in that it's knockabout fun rather than deadly serious. 

Ideal material for Chow then, whose Kung Fu Hustle is about as jawdroppingly bonkers a martial arts spectacle as you could hope for. If this is true, we'll be intrigued to see how Chow's material translates to the US, and quite what kind of a stand-in Jack Black will be for Bruce Lee.* More of a cuddly Kung Fu Panda, we're thinking.

*YES, that's a JOKE.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Look At Valhalla Rising
Mads Mikkelsen gets brutal
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

methinks the comment about black filling in as bruce lee is a joke, yes? more like he is the restaurant owner and chow is bruce lee?! sounds great to me, been gagging for another chow classic since kung fu hustle More

Posted by Weenerboy at 10:41 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

Knockabout fun?
Have you actually seen Way of the Dragon? More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:08 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post

You guys forgot to mention the fact that Chuck Norris was in the original Way of the Dragon More

Posted by jamiezechner at 03:13 on 23 February 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)