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Tarantino's next is?...

I didn't think there'd be much in the way of news when I was reading the article in today's Hollywood Reporter about the Weinstein Co. investing in Asian films. I mean it's nothing new that the Weinstein brothers have been instrumental in bringing Asian films stateside for release. But buried at the end of the piece in almost a throwaway line is this tidbit: "Titles the fund is expected to handle include...a remake of the Hong Kong martial arts movie COME DRINK WITH ME directed by Quentin Tarantino." Directed by Quentin Tarantino!! Is this common knowledge that I somehow missed? I never heard of this before... COME DRINK is a 1966 Shaw Brothers movie that could be considered to be one of the most influential martial arts films. The film follows a young girl who is sent to free her brother from the kidnap of bandits. Despite her considerable martial arts skills she is no match for the bandits and works under the tutelage of a drunken beggar (and kung fu wizard) to defeat them. Hopefully we'll have more details on this juicy nugget soon as word spreads that Tarantino has his eye set on another directing project.

Extra Tidbit: Jackie Chan reportedly appears in the film briefly as a small child.

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