Samuel L. Jackson Snags 'The Last Dragon' Remake
Samuel L. Jackson Snags 'The Last Dragon' Remake
Is it just me, or is Samuel L. Jackson everywhere?  He’s appeared in quite a lot of films this year alone, and two of them are still awaiting release. Now, after releasing Lakeview Terrace last month, he has confirmed his participation in the remake of the cult classic The Last Dragon.

Like with most of his roles, he will be playing the bad guy: Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, who is known for his self-serving questions like “Am I the biggest mofo lowdown around this town?”  The plot will be essentially similar to the 1985 release—a young martial arts student going through the streets of New York aiming to achieve the highest level of martial arts achievement, known as the Last Dragon—only updated to keep up with the times.

“I’m a huge fan of the original and look forward to bringing Sho’nuff into the 21st century,” Jackson enthused.

The original film received mixed reviews, but was a considerable success at the box office, eventually earning $26 million at the box office.  Some of its scenes became so memorable it eventually earned its cult classic status.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly)