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Should there be a remake of The Last Dragon?

Submitted by on October 30, 2008 – 10:44 am34 Comments
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The Last Dragon (1985) official film poster

The Last Dragon is one of the cheesiest film classics ever.

The 1985 movie, produced by Motown founder Berry Gordy, tells the magnetic tale of Leroy Green (aka “Bruce Leroy”), an African-American teenager who pursues his quest 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.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Motown next year, The Last Dragon is being remade with Samuel L. Jackson set to play Leroy’s nemesis Sho’nuff, the “Shogun of Harlem”.

Berry Gordy’s son Kerry is co-producing the new version, alongside RZA from the Wu Tang Clan.

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

Starring Vanity, Taimak and a cast of others, The Last Dragon is a cult favorite among urban audiences. If you’re a fan of the original, how interested are you in seeing the remake?

Source: ComingSoon.net

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  • Luxury Life says:

    Hell yea and Busta Ryhmes should play sho nuff and Brandon Jackson should Bruce Lee Roy and Megan Goode should play the chick Samuel is a good pick tho but I think he a lil too old man that is the movie!!! Am I the baddest??? Sho Nuff lol

  • Boss Lady says:

    Lux Life:

    Agreed – Busta could definitely play Sho’Nuff! Not sure on who Bruce Leroy should be (it should be someone with real skills, like Taimak), but I think Christina Milian would be better as Laura Charles :)

    ~Boss Lady

  • Luxury Life says:

    Boss Lady: the guy im talking about have you seen Tropic Thunder the black kid in that movie I think he could pull it off its got to be a comical person tho and age approiate because Mr Jackson is clearly too old to play this role as sho nuff im thinking maybe Columbus Short because of his athletic ability and the moves could be more authentic they cant mess this up 4real it would be disgrace to the orginal and Im saying Megan Goode because its Megan Goode maybe you could get a cameo in this Boss Lady =) You got the connects it would make Rick especially happy lol im playing Rick =)

  • V.A. NIGGA says:

    nah i don know nothing can top the original and even though samuel would make a good sho’nuff the orginial one played the part 2 good so its gon be a tough act to follow but they should get alicia keys to play laura charles now that shit would definetly be hot her fine ass in them tight 1980′s rocker outfits showing off the camel toe damnnnnnn. i would go see it twice. i would say get vanity back for her orignial role but home girl fucked it up when she hit the pipe one to many times. to bad 2 i had a crush on her when i was 2 yrs old lol.

  • Lol Busta Rhymes……… nahhhhhhhhhhhh.. you can’t mess with a classic

  • Luxury Life says:

    Yo did you say cameltoe???yo this is a Rated PG blog site you cant be saying porn references on here man lol you wildin 4real Damn VA b EZ lol

  • V.A. NIGGA says:

    @ luxury life

    my bad but A. KEYS always do that 2 me my fault people lmao

  • Jasmine says:

    Im only 17 but i remember this movie from when i was little and me and my older brother both watched it da other day when it came on tv SHoNuff was da shit lol

  • Jasmine says:

    but i kinda thought shonuff looked like snoop dogg lol

  • WatDatDo says:

    do yall know the real guy who played Sho-Nuff died.
    R.I.P. Sho Nuff

  • Russ says:

    Yes! That’s my movie right there. I think I’ve watched that movie like three times in the last 2 weeks that its been coming on. What up Rick, Lex, Chaz, and Yung.

  • Rick Lexington says:

    wow this is like dejavu. I discussed this with people before. Taimak can still play bruce leroy. He still has the skills and still does martial arts movies etc. I have him as a friend on my myspace page haha. As far as shonuff skill wise I’d like to see micheal jai white up there. He could probably act it too. But his skills are crazy.

    Ok I see luxury got jokes again. Brandon T jackson would need to drink more milk, gain 10yrs of age. He could be a lacky or a belt for show nuff. Plus his comedic style has no swearing in it. Who knows what the script is going to be like. I agree busta should play sho nuff. Man they got samuel l jackson playin a lot of roles lately. Samuel can probably play eddy arcadian the evil producer guy.

    Boss lady your so right they should get christina millian to play laura charles. She can pull it off look wise, singing, acting and look wise. Yeah I said look twice cause that’s how friggin gorgeous she is.

  • yung albino says:

    I saw this like 3 years ago didn’t really think much about it because it was like 3 in the morning lol
    anyways it should be good if my boy Samuel L. is in it he’s a tremendous actor Megan Goode is a good look too what up Russ and Rick

  • B. says:

    Shit’s crazy ’cause I was thinkin’ Sam Jackson should be Sho Nuff. Ciara could play the Vanity character and the dude wit the ‘fro from High School Musical could be Leroy.

  • Madzillacus says:

    The Last Dragon is a classic my 5yr. old loves it, he want to be Bruce Leroy 4 Halloween. Yeah i think a remake would be cool and Sam Jackson would perfect for Sho-Nuff. Alicia Keys as Laura Charles thats hot, but for Leroy Green that’s a tough one, hey what about Jason Alexander (from Seinfeld) as Eddie Arcadia. When ever it comes out i’ll be there.

  • Rick Lexington says:

    OH forgot to say whaddup lux (hater of my luv for boss lady lol), russ, chaz and yung.

  • Chris J The Genius says:

    HIZNELL YEAH AND I HAVE BEEN SAYING SO FOR YEARS NOW! Let Nick Cannon be Leroy, he ain’t got nothin else to do. Co-sign with Busta as Sho Nuff.

  • Chris J The Genius says:

    Oh yeah, and let Paula Patton (Robin Thicke’s very beautiful and talented wife) play the part of Laura Charles. Sam Jackson could play Leroy’s dad, Leroy Sr. (a small role in one scene of the film). If all this jumps off, Boss Lady has to keep us posted with casting calls and auditions and whatnot so I could play Leroy’s little brother (he was like a comic relief and I’m pretty sure I could handle that).

  • Kwaping says:

    That’s one of my all-time favorite movies! I’m really excited about the remake. I too question SLJ as Sho Nuff – Busta was a good call.

    Check out this autobiography of a real Bruce Leroy:

    http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~30356.aspx

  • styles-p says:

    I’m sorry but NOTHING can top the original. No offense to Sam Jackson but I don’t think he’s the right age to play sho’nuff. I’m sorry but this remake is a waist of time.

  • styles-p says:

    @ V A Nigga- did you know that Vanity is born again now. She’s been a preacher for quite some time. You could probably go to her website. I looked it up a long time ago. So I’m not sure if the site is still up but from what I saw she is doing GREAT!

  • Arican says:

    NO and NOOOOOOOOOOOO – it’s like a classic a remake doesn’t come into consideration…

    THE ANSWER IN NO

  • wie says:

    yeah I jus watch this last night and its funny how today I hear about a remake why not hollywood has or is doing every thing else my man sam is perfect for sho nuff and ciara whould be a good look for vanity/laura charles part dont know about leroy yet

  • TheCoolistNi**a says:

    Man, I don’t know. This is one of my favorite martial arts movies, and I don’t really wanan see a remake. Meh, I guess Hollywood’ll do anything for money. I’ll just wait and see how it is.

  • S. MAC says:

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT MOVIE AND AM VERRRRRRRRRRY INTERESTED IN A RE-MAKE!!! WOULD THEY HAVE THE THROWBACK SONGS ON THERE TOO OR SOME RECENT JOINTS?

    LET’S GET IT!!!!

  • noel says:

    man i kinda dont want them to remake the original its a classic i remeber seein the things they put in they mouth with the glow and i use to thought that watch batteries worked talk about goofy lil kid lol but busta cud be good but he wud have to slim down a lil and cosign the dude that said the light skinned dude in high school musical cud play bruce leroy they do resemble each other lol

  • Rick Lexington says:

    haha corbin bleu ? pretty sure I chopped the spelling in that. I could see that, only if he could act it and knew martial arts lol. I have one of the songs on my mp3 player. It inspires me on workouts lol.

  • noel says:

    wait an minute i just thought sho nuff cud be played by booker tee in the wee they got the same mannerisms and resemble each other alot

  • noel says:

    i mean wwe

  • dj pepe says:

    BRUCE LEROY 1. THE CAT HOW PLAYEF SWEETNESS IN ROLL BOUNCE 2. NICK CANNON 3. CHRIS BROWN ………….SHO-NUFF 1. BUSTA RHYMES 2. BOOKER T 3. SAM L JACKSON………LAURA CHARLES 1.ALICIA KEYS 2.CHRISTINA MILLAIN 3. RIHANNA 4.BEYONCE 5.KERI HILSON 6.MEGAN GOODE 7.CIARA 8.

  • Koz says:

    I think Marrese Crump should play Bruce Leeroy. If you don’t know who he is, you should check him out: http://www.marresecrump.com

    And his videos: http://www.youtube.com/elamintal

  • FELIX HARRY says:

    YESSS!I WANT TO AUDITION FOR BRUCE LEE ROY.MY FAMILY HAS ALWAYS CALLED ME THAT BECAUSE I LOOK LIKE HIM.DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE THE AUDITIONS ARE?IF SOO HIT MY EMAIL

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