Andrew Dominik to Pen Justin Lin’s 3D SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake

     August 22, 2014


A pretty exciting China-backed project is taking shape.  It was announced earlier this year that Fast Five director Justin Lin had signed on to helm a $100 million 3D Shaolin Temple remake, and now Deadline reports that The Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Soflty writer/director Andrew Dominik will be writing the screenplay.  The original 1982 film was Jet Li’s big screen debut and took place during the period between the Sui and Tang Dynasties, revolving around the son of a murdered Tang emperor who trains himself up to enact revenge on the perpetrator.  Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures are producing the project, which Lin intends to direct next after he completes the new Bourne sequel.  That film hasn’t even started production yet, so Shaolin Temple is still a few years off.

Hit the jump for more on Dominik’s involvement.

andrew-dominik-shaolin-temple-remakeWhen the Shaolin Temple remake was first announced, Lin said that they intended to hire an A-list screenwriter for the project.  While they could’ve gone the easy route and enlisted someone like Alex Kurtzman or Roberto Orci, it’s exciting that they instead enlisted the talents of Andrew Dominik, per Deadline.  This will be the first credited project on which Dominik is the screenwriter but not the director, as he wrote each of his three previous directorial features.

Dominik has been prepping the Marilyn Monroe film Blonde for a few years now and last we heard, filming was looking to get underway later this year with Jessica Chastain in the lead.  Further movement hasn’t been announced, but I sincerely hope the Shaolin Temple job doesn’t interfere with Blonde.  As Evan pointed out in his Chopper retrospective piece, Dominik is a truly singular talent behind the camera.

But the fact that Lin still has his Bourne film to tackle means there’s not yet a ticking clock on Shaolin Temple, so hopefully things move forward smoothly while also allowing Dominik time to devote to his own film.  The prospect of him teaming up with Lin on a kung fu epic is indeed highly exciting, though.  Watch the trailer for the original film below.


Around The Web

Latest News

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Haleigh, Matt, and Dave single out their picks for best Disney Animated villains, ranging from Snow White's Evil Queen to Hercules' sassy ruler of the Underworld.

New ANT-MAN Trailer Disses the Iron Man Armor

Hank Pym believes that a suit designed to make someone shrink down to the size of an ant isn't “cute technology”.

Matt Bomer on MAGIC MIKE XXL, the WHITE COLLAR Ending, Shane Black, and More

The actor discusses his adoration for 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Gay Perry, working with Black on 'The Nice Guys', and how 'E.T.' made a strong impression on him as a child.

SELF/LESS: Four Clips & Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveal the Side Effects of Death

The new 'Self/less' clips finally show off some of Tarsem's signature flair.

New PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Images Prepare for Proper Slaying

Director Burr Steers says his spin on Austen’s novel won’t be winking at the camera.

DEADPOOL: The Merc with a Mouth and Negasonic Teenage Warhead Catch a Cab

A new image showcases Wade Wilson and his young, telepathic pal.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>