Berry Gordy’s Last Dragon

My friend notified me of a few post-worthy things last night. One being that my favorite 80s movie is being remade! Now, I thought this was supposed to happen a long time ago, but I guess I can’t complain. I hope they don’t modernize and ruin it. Here’s more info:

Having most recently played a dirty cop in “Lakeview Terrace,” Jackson is set to star as a bad guy again in Columbia Pictures’ remake of Berry Gordy’s 1985 cult classic “The Last Dragon.” [Samuel] Jackson will play Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry, whose spiel included asking ego-driven questions like “Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?” Each time his gang of thugs answered, “Sho ’nuff!” The updated plot will be along the same lines of the original, centering on young martial arts student Leroy Green in his quest through the streets of New York 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.

I think Jackson will be good in the role, but I honestly wanted Busta Rhymes. I don’t have any ideas for the rest of the cast, but I hope Nelly will not play Bruce Leeroy (I’m just mentioning what I heard). They should cast a no name in that role, just like the original.

And while we’re on the topic of remakes, can they remake Imitation of Life, Sparkle, The Wiz, Mandingo, and Breakin’ 2 (I guess they did that with You Got Served, huh?)? Maybe I can write the scripts one of these days. 😉

So why didn’t somebody tell me that one of the women in Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video is a dude? What’s really going on? I’m sorry, but I don’t know how to translate that into a book topic. It’s been on my mind though. Check the video again. Gotta love a little gossip every now and then.

Happy reading/researching, ya’ll!

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2 thoughts on “Berry Gordy’s Last Dragon

  1. OMG I loved the Last Dragon though I had no idea Berry Gordy did it. I was trying to think of the name of the movie the other day at work. I don’t think anyone should mess with the Wiz but it would be pretty cool to see Sparkle remade. Though I am looking forward to the Nina Simone Bio pic

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