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Samuel L. Jackson You Say?? Sho'nuff!! You Read That Right - THE LAST DRAGON Remake Is Coming!! Is The Return of DeBarge Nigh??

Merrick here...
My head just detonated and I don't know what to say - the world's all topsy turvy now.
I'm constantly amazed by the number of people I know who both remember...and love...this film. A long time ago I worked Christmas Eve in a call center & some co-workers brought in this DVD for us to watch on the decidedly slow night. I know engineers who love it, film geeks who love it. People you'd never expect to love it. And, evidently, Samuel L. Jackson loves it (check out the HR article linked below). Until that Christmas Eve, I didn't remember THE LAST DRAGON too well. I remembered "Bruce Leroy", Sho'nuff, and wanting to do Vanity. I also remembered that this film forcibly and indelibly etched DeBarge into my consciousness. Now that I recall TLD better, though, I'm wondering how it might play to a decidedly different crowd... living in a markedly different time.
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.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Hollywood Reporter! Here's look at the role Jackson will play...

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