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UPDATED: Rain will Awaken The Dragon. What will Bruce Lee think?

Posted by LiveFor on August 5, 2009

Enter the Dragon, the 1973 martial arts classic that put Bruce Lee on the map. It is pretty much spot on.

Now Latino Review has found out that Warner Bros. Pictures is considering Korean megastar Rain(Ninja Assassin – Check out the clip from that film) for the lead role in writer/director Kurt Sutter’s Awaken the Dragon, which is a noir-style remake of the original.

Apparantly it is a contemporized drama about a lone FBI agent who pursues a rogue Shaolin monk into the bloody world of underground martial arts fight clubs.

The original film starred Lee as a martial artist who is drafted by law enforcement to participate in a martial arts tournament and infiltrate a drug smuggling operation run from the host’s heavily guarded island.

Ninja Assassin is looking pretty cool, so Rain could definitely do the martial arts for the film and it sounds different enough that it may just work. How do you feel about the news?

UPDATE: Here is some footage of Rain talking about the Enter the Dragon role.

14 Responses to “UPDATED: Rain will Awaken The Dragon. What will Bruce Lee think?”

  1. Kek said

    I never even heard of him but man oh man am I intrigued by him. Love me some martial arts and he is doing a darn good job at them in that video. HOT.

  2. claymore said


    the Ninja Assassin movie looks hot with all those action.

    not a fan of Rain but i love blood and gore 😀 looking forward to the movie 😀

  3. Bruce Lee, a real martial artist, is rolling in his grave.

  4. veine said


  5. anna said

    rain is soo damned hot!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. anna asuncion said

    i never knew he could be a very good action star just like jet lee,for a drama actor who switched into action,rain is soo damned good as ninja,2 thumbs up,can’t w8 to see him doin’ more stunts in the future…….he’s soo hot!!!!

  7. Ifasakura said

    a big transformation for him..his voice also sound different
    the martial art scene is soo fantastic and great..luv him…
    plus his body is so hot!!

  8. stephanie said

    rain is extremely sexy. love you babe ! way to go

  9. stephanie said

    i love you rain, marry me plz

  10. Micah said

    Though I adore Rain… He’s simply beautiful… and that body OMG… but really? REALLY? R E A L L Y ? ? ? Enter the Dragon CANNOT, C A N N O T ! be recreated. And I completely agree that Bruce Lee, not just a ‘real’ martial artist as cinematicshotgun said, but one of the best martial artists in our history, must be flipping bitches in his grave.

  11. Glen said

    The differences are Bruce Lee was an expert martial artist that used mostly the martial arts, with SOME weaponry. Rain is not a martial artist, just really good at looking like one. He will be like Jason Scott Lee in that movie about Bruce Lee. If you’re going to make it a serious current day version of Enter The Dragon……..Make sure Rain has a great script….real, authentic Bruce Lee type choreography (he DID do ALL the choreography!) and keep Bruce Lee in mind the entire time!! Honor Bruce with the movie, please.

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