Thursday, October 30, 2008


I am very disturbed to report that it is being reported that Berry Gordy's son Kerry Gordy and Davis Entertainment's Jon Davis are taking it upon themselves to mess with the "CLASSIC" film "The Last Dragon" by doing a remake. THR is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson is set to star as Sho Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem. The role that was masterfully played by the late great Julius Carry.

I can't think of one good reason of why they would want to mess with this film. I still watch it on the regular and I don't see there being some sort of urgent need for a remake. All of the actors in the original film did such an excellent job I can't see anyone doing it better. But that's just my humble opinion.

Back to the story at hand, the updated plot will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as the Last Dragon. Those who achieve the high ranking possess the Glow, making them the greatest fighter alive.

The project, announced by Columbia presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, will take a new look at "Last Dragon" coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Motown next year.