UPDATE: Another Poster has emerged paying homage to Bruce Lee’s ‘Game Of Death’ as star Donnie Yen dons the classic yellow and black jumpsuit!
UPDATE: Check out the latest Poster below!
UPDATE: ENTER THE FAT DRAGON has officially begun production. Check out the on-set images below featuring DONNIE YEN and KENJI TANIGAKI. Best known as an action choreographer on such fan favorites as ‘SPL’, ‘Flashpoint’, and the upcoming ‘Big Brother’, this time Tanigaki is the main man behind the camera as ‘Fat Dragon’s director. Serving as producers is Yen himself along with Wong Jing (Chasing The Dragon).
SOURCE: Donnie Yen North America FB
UPDATE: Leading man DONNIE YEN recently spoke to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST revealing that the film is not necessarily a remake. The plot will see Yen playing “a great fighter who becomes overweight as a consequence of emotional issues, before lending his martial arts prowess to an unlikely career in crimebusting”.
Producer WONG JING stated: “The title doesn’t really matter. Many film titles could be recycled for new projects. A True Mob Story (1998), which I made with Andy Lau, also shared the Chinese title of the Brandon Lee film Legacy of Rage (1986).”
‘Enter The Fat Dragon’ is expected to start shooting by the end of the year.
SOURCE: South China Morning Post
Director/Producer WONG JING (Chasing The Dragon) and martial arts superstar DONNIE YEN (Ip Man) is set to team up once again in the remake of ENTER THE FAT DRAGON.
The classic 1978 martial arts comedy starred Sammon Hung as “Lung, an apprentice pig farmer sent to the big city to help his family, only to find himself confronted by a gang of thugs trashing the grocery stand where he works. Lung’s hero is Bruce Lee, and he’s carefully studied Lee’s martial arts techniques; however, he also weighs a good hundred pounds more than Bruce, which makes him look like a less than threatening opponent.”
Yen will take on the role in a full on fat suit, which he has done before in the hilarious 2015 commercial below.
Yen channeling Sammo channeling Bruce Lee…in a FAT SUIT? This should be fun. Count me in.
Stay tuned for more details.