Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 July 2015
Ennio Morricone To Score The Hateful Eight
And Quentin Tarantino promises another Western
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hateful Eight
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Django Unchained (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Death Proof (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Overnight (2005)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Come Drink With Me To Get Weinstein Remake
Long-rumoured Tarantino project gets greenlit

24 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit



Back in 2007, before Inglourious Basterds took him to the Western Front, Quentin Tarantino was linked with a remake of King Hu's Come Drink With Me. Nothing came of it but the project, born of the Weinstein Company's partnership with Hong Kong’s Celestial Pictures, refused to go away. Now comes news that the 1966 wuxia classic will be returning in a new guise, along with Sun Chung's 1978 The Avenging Eagle, as Harvey's crew set to work on English-language versions of the two films.

The trailers, which can watch here (Drink) and here (Eagle), tells you everything you need to know about these great martial arts flicks. Their M.O. was to find the most action-packed period of Chinese history and fill it with combat, kung-fu treachery and really, really long beards. Hu, in particular, has been a defining influence on the modern wuxia, offering an inspiration for Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tarantino's own Kill Bill films and Zhang Yimou's work, to name a few.

The two remakes are scheduled to go in front of the cameras back-to-back next year, with Weinstein and David Thwaites producing and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II writer John Fusco penning the scripts. There's no word yet on locations or setting. "We are unable to disclose that now as it depends very much on John Fusco's vision", explained Celestial's Kristen Tong, "but we feel that the subject matter of the projects would fit with more exotic locations".

Things have taken a distinctly Eastern flavour at the Weinstein Co. lately. It has Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster ready for distribution next year, as well as that Crouching Tiger sequel.


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

Matt Damon Talks Elysium
And nearly headlining Avatar
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Come Drink With Me? Let's hope the remake is set in Ireland. More

Posted by BenTramer at 12:24 on 24 July 2013 | Report This Post

...and maybe Kill Bill 3 after? More

Posted by Lord Fury at 11:27 on 24 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)