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Stephen Chow remaking a Bruce Lee film with Jack Black and Anne Hathaway?

02.23.2010

UPDATE: It seems Chinese website china.org.cn first revealed information on this project almost exactly a year ago. More than just rumor then, maybe?

The Asian cinema connoisseurs at Twitch stumbled upon a report over at Channel News Asia stating that actor/writer/director Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER, KUNG FU HUSTLE) will be making a film called TAI CHI. An apparent remake of 1972's THE WAY OF THE DRAGON starring Bruce Lee, the proposed new film, according to unnamed "Hong Kong media reports", will star Jack Black and Anne Hathaway.

Regarding the story, Channel News Asia says TAI CHI "tells the story of a Chinese migrant in the US (played by Chow) who works as a dishwasher in Chinatown and hides his skills as a Tai Chi master. He is forced to stand up to gangsters who oppress his fellow migrants and later gets invited to start martial arts schools to share his knowledge."

The Chinese outlet also divulges some rather specific details on the production. TAI CHI will start shooting this summer with a budget of $60 million, and is a co-production between China Film Group Corporation and "an unnamed American film company". Though that last bit is enough to further raise eyebrows as to the validity of this story, weirder things have happened in the past. Till something more "official" comes along, take all of this as nothing more than a rumor for now.

Stephen Chow's previous directorial effort was the somewhat mixed CJ7. He was last attached to THE GREEN HORNET as both director and "Kato" before all that fell apart.
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1:31AM on 02/24/2010

how old is this pic? looks like Jack lost some weight.

uhhh? shouldn't the star of the film be able to od martial arts? This is a weird casting choice.
uhhh? shouldn't the star of the film be able to od martial arts? This is a weird casting choice.
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8:31PM on 02/23/2010

WHAT THE FUCK?!

Is nothing sacred?
Lee must be spinning in his grave.
Is nothing sacred?
Lee must be spinning in his grave.
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2:44PM on 02/23/2010
The last 15 minutes of Game of Death is pretty awesome. Way of the Dragon is one of my favourite Bruce Lee flicks though.
The last 15 minutes of Game of Death is pretty awesome. Way of the Dragon is one of my favourite Bruce Lee flicks though.
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2:20PM on 02/23/2010
I hope this is just fake news! Stephen Chow sould direct a sequel to Shaolin Soccer this time playing against the Manchester United.
I hope this is just fake news! Stephen Chow sould direct a sequel to Shaolin Soccer this time playing against the Manchester United.
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1:41PM on 02/23/2010

It's a tie...

between 'Return of the Dragon' and 'Enter the Dragon.' 'Enter' was more Bruce Lee's film containing a lot of his philosophies and 'Return' was more of him just showing his abilites in martial arts.
between 'Return of the Dragon' and 'Enter the Dragon.' 'Enter' was more Bruce Lee's film containing a lot of his philosophies and 'Return' was more of him just showing his abilites in martial arts.
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11:47AM on 02/23/2010

Enter the Dragon...

is THE greatest martial arts movie of all times... but please don't tell anyone in Hollywood 'cause they will surely try to "remake" it with Robert Pattinson in the lead

(let's just keep this info here in this site..)
is THE greatest martial arts movie of all times... but please don't tell anyone in Hollywood 'cause they will surely try to "remake" it with Robert Pattinson in the lead

(let's just keep this info here in this site..)
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10:10AM on 02/23/2010
Easily Enter the Dragon. Greatest martial arts film of all time. Wont ever be a better one.
Easily Enter the Dragon. Greatest martial arts film of all time. Wont ever be a better one.
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8:02AM on 02/23/2010

Meh...don't know about this....

However, ENTER THE DRAGON is the greatest martial arts film EVER!

"Don't think....feeeeeeeel. It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. *slap* Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory. Now do you understand?"
However, ENTER THE DRAGON is the greatest martial arts film EVER!

"Don't think....feeeeeeeel. It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. *slap* Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory. Now do you understand?"
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7:17AM on 02/23/2010

I just hope...

... that touching Hollywood doesn't have the same effect on his movies as it did for Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat.
... that touching Hollywood doesn't have the same effect on his movies as it did for Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat.
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7:13AM on 02/23/2010

Meh remakes.

The Game of Death.....mainly because Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a bad motherfucker in that movie.

PS. I'm sick of Jack Black...yeah I said it.
The Game of Death.....mainly because Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a bad motherfucker in that movie.

PS. I'm sick of Jack Black...yeah I said it.
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5:53AM on 02/23/2010
What. The. Fuck?

Either way, I'd say it's Enter the Dragon.

It's the supreme martial arts film.
What. The. Fuck?

Either way, I'd say it's Enter the Dragon.

It's the supreme martial arts film.
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5:42AM on 02/23/2010

Enter the Dragon

How could it be anything else. I love all of his flicks,, but I definitely watch this one the most.

I love Chow's work, and I am hoping that this is more than mere rumor.
How could it be anything else. I love all of his flicks,, but I definitely watch this one the most.

I love Chow's work, and I am hoping that this is more than mere rumor.
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