Samuel L. Jackson has just landed the lead role in the remake of classic cult film The Last Dragon. He’ll play Sho’nuff, the villain, in Berry Gordy’s 1985 remake.
The plot will be along the same lines of the original, following 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.
Jackson says, "I'm a huge fan of the original and look forward to bringing Sho'Nuff into the 21st century.”
The original The Last Dragon, starring Taimak, The Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam and William H. Macy, grossed $26 million at the U.S. box office. Pretty good for back in the day. This one could possibly do that in one weekend!