Hmm…I’m getting sick of hearing Hollywood remaking this and remaking that. It sounds as if they are running out of ideas to make films – not that they are coz if you looked at their list of films released for 2007 – a lot of them are really original films.
I quite like this film, even though I don’t think it is a heavy film – plot-wise. It is those film that you can watch without using your brains. And Daniel Wu is simply gorgeous in this movie (even though he played a gay guy!)
Tennenbaum rises the “Phoenix”
Written by Patrick Frater
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
“Bourne” franchise producer Andrew R. Tennenbaum will produce a remake of Hong Kong action comedy “Enter the Phoenix.”
Tennenbaum’s L.A.-based Flashpoint Entertainment acquired remake rights from Jackie Chan’s JCE Movies.
Original 2004 pic was directed and co-scripted by Stephen Fung, who also starred. Chan, Albert Yeung and Willie Chan produced the movie, which Yeung’s Emperor Motion Pictures repped for international territories.
Tennenbaum, who is in post on Paul Greengrass’ “The Bourne Ultimatum” for Universal and on soccer docu “Fandemonium,” is seeking writers and a helmer for the project.
“Stephen tells a great story and has a terrific sense of humor. This movie should be remade for a bigger, broader audience,” Tennenbaum said.
Deal was brokered by WMA’s Shanghai office.
Source: Variety Asia (link here)