I suppose it goes without saying that nothing is sacred in Hollywood, but even with that in mind this next bit of news is sure to raise some eyebrows. Warner Brothers is reportedly working on a remake of the 1973 classic Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee’s ultimate swan song and one of the most beloved martial arts movies of all time. The project has been percolating for over a decade now, but this week we are hearing that they may have landed a new director in the form of David Leitch. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in early talks to direct a new version of Enter the Dragon for Warner Brothers. Leitch started his career as a stuntman and graduated to stunt coordinator and fight choreographer before eventually directing such films as John Wick and Atomic Blonde. He is also attached to helm the upcoming video game adaptation The Division for Ubisoft.
Despite the misgivings some may have about a remake, Leitch seems like a solid choice… the bigger question is who will fill the shoes of Bruce Lee. Back when Kurt Sutter was developing this project in the mid-2000s, he supposedly had Korean actor / musician Rain in mind to headline it. Spike Lee and Brett Ratner were previously associated with the project as well although it is unclear who they wanted to star. Do you think a remake of Enter the Dragon is a good idea? Who would you like to see in the lead role?