Thursday, October 30, 2008

Samuel Jackson In Last Dragon Remake

Samuel Jackson is set to play Sho'Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem in an upcoming remake of the 1985 cult classic "The Last Dragon."

60 comments:

ELove said...

HE will be PERFECT for that role ;-)

Serafina said...

Some movies are sacred and arent meant to be remade. And "The Last Dargon" is one of them.

Julius Carry is rolling in his grave.

How can they find someone that can even touch Taimak?

They suck.

Anonymous said...

I agree Serafina.
If they mess up one of my favorite movies from my childhood (which I'm sure they will) I'm gonna be pissed.
Can't they make some new movies, instead of remaking great ones and jacking them up?

blaze said...

The first one sucked. Why would they do it again?

Anonymous said...

The Last Dragon 2009? Seriously?

tc said...

with so many people with good stories that need to be told, this is what they want to do with the cash ? SMDH........

dalioness said...

Samuel Jackson..Not a good choice in my book..why they always have to use the same old black actors..Can we get fresh new face for this please!!

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does Samuell need to be groomed? His handlers aren't taking care of him, I can see. That white goatee is crooked and needs to be cleaned up.

C Style said...

Great Pick!!!!

Serafina said...

Blaze and Cstyle, HUSH!

I'm suing y'all too for traumatizing the memories of my childhood should this movie actually come out.

And you're right, Dalioness, so many great black actors and acresses out there and when a movie comes out thy pick the same ones.

I swear, if I see one singer or rapper in the cast I'm going to scream.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about this one. Remakes in general are weak. Sam, just do a better job than "Shaft".

dalioness said...

^^^LOL..can you imagine fiddy playin this role..LOL!!! I'd like to see a sexy younger guy play this role..someone younger than Samuel Jackson, someone sexier than samuel..Shonuff was fine in this movie..He had a six pack for days..LOL!!

Anonymous said...

LMAO I CANT WAIT....HE ALREADY SOUND LIKE HIM!


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Anonymous said...

I'll only go see it if Taimak plays Leroy again. I saw him not to long ago, damn he looks good!!!!!

http://www.taimak.tv/

*homer drools*

kimmikimkim said...

I'm with blaze.

NY411 said...

Hollywood and their damn remakes. There are only a few movies that come out per year that's good. The rest is trash.

Anonymous said...

Hollywood ran out of ideas YEARS ago. And a remake of this movie confirms it.

I love this movie, but seriously. WHY?

I gotta agree with ELove though. Sam Jackson would be PERFECT for the role.

Anonymous said...

8:57 agreed, there are many stories that could be told yet they go back to this cheesy mid eighties fluff? It would have to be an unknown to play the lead character because anyone else would get clowned.

malika in atlanta said...

i guess i'm the only one looking forward to this. a remake will help to introduce the movie to some of these younger cats.
i have to admit though, one of the funny things about watching the original movie is seeing how dated it is. i'm wondering who's going to play vanity's role? will it be a celebrity singer or an unknown? who's going to produce it? i'm gonna have to see if i can look some info up on this and get back to yall.

hope4more said...

Hollywood and the music industry dried up with ideas long ago. The last dragon is a classic, and Julius can't be replaced--Sho-Nuff!!

Wali b. said...

u cant remake the LAST DRAGON-
that would be like tryin 2 remake a PETEY WHEATSTRAW or any DOLEMITE movie

Anonymous said...

Do not remake this movie..this movie is an ultimate classic it was the perfect telling of the 80's...you had the pretty boy beige curly head dude in Leroy, you had Vanity as one of the finest black women in her prime, Shonuff was the coolest bad guy to hit the screen...the music was classic.....let this movie chill as a classic that it is...

CAMISHA said...

what won't sam l do for a few bucks. geeezzz... i bet he'd be in a live action remake of barney, if you paid him enough.

BLUNTBLAZER said...

LEEEEEEEEEROY AW MAYNE THAT WAS MY SHIT BACK IN THE DAYS HOW CAN ANYONE NOT LIKE THAT MOVIE.

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NEW TRACK UP "NEVA DROWN"

niece soulwriter said...

If it's a proper update, then Samuel L. can do it....I just hope that the studio wouldn't make it cheesy as hell.

Short hair dont care said...

my son jus watched this movie and loved it. now the remake already i dont know. I guess they chose Sammy L because of his screamin ability.

Bee Gee said...

Damn, it's only been 23 years. I thought a nigga had to wait at least 30 on da remakes? Shit seem too soon. Sam will play ANY part. I'ont believe this nigga eva read a script he didn't jack off to.

malika in atlanta said...

so far i've read that the film is being produced by rza. interesting. i'll check back when i learn anything else.

malika in atlanta said...

one person online suggesting that the role should have went to busta rhymes and i have to agree, that would be hot. busta would need to lose a few pounds though, dude has gotten kind of pudgy to be doing martial arts.

Anonymous said...

^^^
Busta IS Too Big & Fat... Is he still using roids!!!

Hell Busta would have to LOSE WEIGHT in his face also LOL

malika in atlanta said...

ok, no other actors have been cast, but i'd like to do my wish list for characters:
leroy/usher- i know people don't like him right now, but he's got the body and that humble "boy-next-door" charm of taimak.
vanity/beyonce- she's got the voice and she is attractive (no homo)

that's all i can think of right now. thoughts?

dalioness said...

Rza would be perfect for the role of shonuff..LOL

Anonymous said...

@ malika in atlanta

Only problem is Usher and Bey can't act.

Anonymous said...

This is shaping up to be another Shaft. lol

BLUNTBLAZER said...

@ MALIKA

YEA THAS THE BIG QUESTION WHOS GONNA PLAY VANITY DAM I WAS IN LOVE WITH THA GURL UNTILL I SAW DO THE RIGHT THING THEN I FELL IN LOVE WIT ROSIE PEREZ AND WE GETTIN MARRIED IN 2010 WATCH.

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malika in atlanta said...

eve=vanity?

belle said...

Please, Please, Please get someone else to be Laura Charles. I'd rather see an unknown or a model play this role.


Vanity was my (Beauty) idol :-)

malika in atlanta said...

i think i'd prefer it to be a known singer already. i agree that bey and usher can't act. how about ciara? rhianna?

Anonymous said...

Please don't do a remake!!! A part 2 (which should have been done a looooong time ago) would be more appropriate. Samuel? Can you actually see him as Sho' Nuff? I can't.

Anonymous said...

The original Sho Nuff was an athlete, Samuel is far from an athlete, too old!!!

Anonymous said...

Sho' Nuff = Michael Jai White

Laura Charles = Alicia Keys

Bruce Leroy = A new up and comer!!!

Leroy Green Sr. = Ice Cube

Younger Brother = Katt Williams

malika in atlanta said...

katt is too old to be the younger brother. i was having a hard time figuring that one out myself. alicia keys is down enough to play vanity's roll, but i don't know if she's "it." hell, vanity was pretty much playing herself in the movie. i'd hate to see cube as "daddy green" lol. john witherspoon would be good, then again he's ALWAYS playing someone's father. i dunno about michael jai white playing leroy. i can't really think of any current black actors that are the right age and body-type for the role. they might have to cast an unknown for that role.

REPENT said...

REPENT!!!! THE OL VERSION WAS WACK AND THE NEW VERSION WILL BE WACKER JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU SAMUEL IS OLD AND LOSING HIS MIND CAUSE HE WANTS TO MAKE THE 20 MILLION A MOVIE MARK WELL GUESS WHAT SAMUEL YOURE WACK MOVE ASIDE AND LET THE YOUNGER CATS IN BESIDES YOURE KNEES ARE BUM SHOT.ANOTHER REMAKE LEAVE IT TO BLACK FOLKS TO ACT LIKE WHITE FOLK AND JUST START DOIN REMAKES WHY NOT COTTON COMES TO HARLEM OR DOLOMITE MAN I GOT A WHOLE LIST BUT THE LAST DRAGON NO SUBSTANCE WACK I SPIT AT THIS MOVIE.REPENT!!!!! THE ANGEL CHIP IS HERE

Anonymous said...

John Witherspoon would be good as the daddy.
I don't feel this would be big big budget so they would get someone like Ashanti to play the Vanity role. Someone younger than Usher would need to play Taimak's role because wasn't he "virginal" like?

malika in atlanta said...

i was thinking about ashanti also as vanity.

Anonymous said...

Bad idea! But you know who would be a perfect Sho'? BUSTA! Word up

Anonymous said...

Roles Sam Jackson WILL remake for the right $ -

The garbageman in "Claudine"
The father (or maybe the club owner) in "Purple Rain"
The boxer in "Carmen Jones"
Cochise in "Cooley High"
and "Willie Dynamite"

If these sound ridiculous, that's my point. Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

I've not nothing for Leroy. NO ONE can match Taimak.

Papa Green -John Amos

Richie -Bobb'e J. Thompson

Laura - Rihanna(?) Aaliyah would have been great, but I can't think of anyone to match Vanity

Johnny - Kal Penn

Angela - Someone who can play trashy but isn't - Selma Blair? She seems to be doing trashy on that tv show I've never watched.

Eddie - JK Simmons (too old?)

Anonymous said...

CONTINUE. from 1:30p

...And Blacula

Boo said...

Samuel Jackson: Sho Nuff
Chris Brown: Bruce Lee Roy [Just show him the karate moves as dance steps]
Solange: Laura Charles
Tristan Wilds: The younger brother
John Witherspoon: Leroy Sr.
Plus let, Mike Epps, Kat Williams and Tracy Morgan be Sho Nuff's goons.

Bee Gee said...

@boo

Pretty good. I just don't know about Solange cuz if somebody fuck around and call her Beyonce by mistake, she gon' lose it and they'll have to take her off da cast.

Also, Maybe it's just me, but I think da nigga Tracy Morgan left his "funny" on da set of "Martin" cuz dat nigga aint really made me laugh SINCE! I'm already to laugh and this nigga just aint funny no'mo'. Damn I miss "Hustleman".

Anonymous said...

he looks like the first dragon with those glassy crack eye balls

Ladykane911 said...

This will be intresting...

Anonymous said...

Chris Brown would be good. Busta would be good as Sho Nuff. Eddie could be played by Simmons from Kiss and his girlfriend trying to break in the business Pam Anderson.

Anonymous said...

GEEZ, IT WASN'T LIKE THE FIRST ONE WAS ALL THAT GOOD. I COULD THINK OF AT LEAST 5 GOOD, OLDIE MOVIES THEY COULD REMAKE, BUT THIS, NAAAA.

SPARKLE
MAHOGANY
JD'S REVENGE
HELL EVEN............SUPERFLY

SHIT, JUST TO NAME A FEW..............

Anonymous said...

hell naw why would they remake that movie for the old movie is fine the way it is

Anonymous said...

I a remake of Cleopatra Jones, Coffee, Shaft (he did that already) and Dolomite can't be far behind....

Anonymous said...

Dolomite would be too ethnic.
Whitney at one time wanted to redo Cleopatra Jones, that one would be a good redo as well as an updated Superfly and Coffee.

Anonymous said...

i would have liked to see samuel jackson as sho nuff like 15 years ago, but now i am not so sure... busta would be perfect if he could get his body into shape... i would like lauren london to play laura charles... all of the rest of the roles need to be with fresh faces

Anonymous said...

Sho Nuff:Dave Chappelle
Laura Charles : Rihanna
Eddie Arkadian: James Alexander
Angela Viracco: Kristin Chenoweth
Richie Green:Bobbie J Thompson
Dadddy Green: James Picken's Jr
Mamma Green: Vivica A Fox
Leroy Green: An unknown but somebody fit and fine

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