South Korean pop singer-turned-actor Rain may be taking over for Bruce Lee. Warner Bros is considering him for Awaken the Dragon, a film noir remake of 1973’s Enter the Dragon that made Lee one of the most famous martial artists in movies.
According to the inside scoop at LatinoReview, Kurt Sutter (the executive producer of “The Shield”) is making his directorial debut on the movie for WB. The plot follows a lone FBI agent who pursues a rogue Shaolin monk into the bloody world of underground martial arts fight clubs. Rain is a possible option for the monk and an established American actor will play the agent, says “El Mayimbe” in his article.
The studio must be extremely impressed with the work Rain did in Ninja Assassin. We’ve seen videos of him training for the martial arts stunts in the Wachowski brothers-produced movie and it looks sick. Early reactions out of a Comic-Con screening were favorable and said it was “extremely bloody.”