WOW…Hollywood really like to remake Bruce Lee films nowadays…
First, we have Green Hornet, now Warner Bros is remaking another Bruce Lee’s classic – Enter The Dragon.
I already heard/read about Green Hornet remake a long time ago, ever since Stephen Chow was reported to be directing and starring in it, then dropped out of the project. Then I heard about Kwon Sang Woo as the probable replacement and then Columbia Pics finally announced that Kato will be played by Jay Chou. Hmm…
Then just now, I read from the chinese news site that Rain (aka Bi aka Jung Ji Hoon aka Ninja Assassin) is going to be in another Bruce Lee’s movie remake, Awaken The Dragon (renamed from Enter The Dragon).
Hmm… Btw Jay and Rain – who do you think will leave more impact in Hollywood?
Jay Chou to play Kato in Green Hornet remake
Asian pop star Jay Chou will team up with Seth Rogen to fight crime in Columbia Pictures’ new film version of “The Green Hornet,” to be directed by Michel Gondry.
Chou snapped up the role of Kato, the Green Hornet’s sidekick, after Stephen Chow walked away from the part last month.
Born Chou Chieh-Lun in Taiwan in 1979, Chou began playing the piano at age 4. He broke into the music business in 1998 when a friend sang one of his compositions on a TV talent contest, accompanied by Chou on piano. Alfa Music launched his career, first as a songwriter and then as a singer. His debut album “Jay,” combining Eastern and Western musical traditions, was released in 2000.
Chou moved into acting with a starring role in 2005’s “Initial D,” a comedy-action hit in China. In 2006, he starred opposite Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li in Zhang Yimou’s “The Curse of the Golden Flower.” Since then, he starred in “Kung Fu Dunk,” and made his directorial debut and starred in “Secret.” He will next be seen in the Chinese film “Ci Ling” and in Yuen Woo-Ping’s “True Legend.”
Gondry’s screen incarnation of “The Green Hornet” will use a screenplay written by Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon “The Green Hornet” radio series created by George W. Trendle. It will be produced by Neal H. Moritz and is slated for release summer 2010.
“Jay is incredibly unique and charming and fights like a wild dog! When I filmed him next to Seth, they had such great chemistry,” Gondry said.
“It’s an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato — I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part,” Chou promised.
News on Rain’s role in Awaken the Dragon…click here