Jet Li joins Tsui Hark's NEW DRAGON INN Remake

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Jet Li joins Tsui Hark's NEW DRAGON INN Remake
Martial arts fans won't have to lament the absence of Jet Li in action roles any longer.  Crienglish is reporting that following his dramatic stint in Ocean Heaven,  Jet will once again enter the world of swordplay in Tsui Hark's New Dragon Gate Inn for a huge salary of US $12 million. Their latest collaboration since the Once Upon a Time in China series is a remake to the 1992 wuxia film Dragon Inn which Tsui served as the producer but this time around, it will get the 3D treatment.  The plot deals with Ming Dynasty General Chow Wai-On who battles the power-crazed eunuch Tsao Siu-Yan at a deserted inn called Dragon Gate.  Jet will play Chow Wai-On while Zhou Xun has already been cast as the inn's owner Jade.  The role of Tsao Siu-Yan remains unknown as of yet. 

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in September.
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lblistersJune 30, 2010 1:01 PM

Fantastic. Now if they can just get Ching Siu-tung on board to reprise his excellent choreography from the '92 version, my wuxia golden age reprise fantasy will be complete.

coyoteblueJune 30, 2010 1:22 PM

Tsui's '92 Dragon Inn was itself a remake of King Hu's Dragon Gate Inn (1967). So Tsui is remaking his remake, instead of going back to the original.

Rhythm-XJune 30, 2010 2:01 PM

Tsui Hark is making a movie in 3D. Everything else about this film, even the re-reunion of Li and Tsui, is somewhat beside the point. The world being what it is, this film goes sadly into the "you will never get to see it as the filmmakers intended" file, right next to that Donnie Yen MONKEY KING movie.

Todd BrownJune 30, 2010 2:33 PM

Why would you assume Hark doesn't "intend" for it to be 3D? The man has experimented with new technology throughout his entire career, I see no reason why this would be different.

xinoJune 30, 2010 5:13 PM

I love Jet li! :)

Yo Dragon Gate INN is an awesome movie, I love that movie man! I just love the dramatic feel with the general looking for the head of the wanted man, and they kept brawling at each other in the Inn.

Sadly the remake will not be successful:/

I love that old man, every time he laughs:D

Rhythm-XJune 30, 2010 8:22 PM

No, I mean I'll probably never get to see it in 3D, as it was intended to be seen.

60HertzJune 30, 2010 9:08 PM

Both versions were classic, i'm digging tsui's later stuff, i still want to see has latest latest, it looks really fantastic. This seems like it can be a let down, but if it isn't it'll be one of the greatest HK Flicks of all time!

ChevalierAguilaJuly 1, 2010 12:50 AM

A rermake of a remake? Running out of ideas over there Tsui?