Remake for Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon in controversy

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The planned remake for Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon has been criticised by Asian Americans and Bruce Lee fans following reports of a director being lined up for the project.

According to Deadline, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in discussions to helm the movie, but it has received condemnation on Twitter – including from actors Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim.

Released in 1973, the original movie followed a Shaolin martial artist who enters a martial arts tournament on an island owned by a suspected crime lord named Han.

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Many have questioned the decision to bring in Leitch – who is not Asian – as director, with Fast & Furious' Justin Lin and DC's Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan suggested as better alternatives.

Others have stated that Enter the Dragon should not be remade in the first place.

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"That is one movie that should not be touched because it wasn't about story, it was about Bruce Lee's incredible charisma, which cannot be replicated," said Into the Badlands star Daniel Wu.

"Totally agree!" Daniel Dae Kim, who has starred in Lost and Hawaii Five-0 and will be seen in Hellboy, posted afterwards in agreement.





Another tweet, by Image Comics writer Jon Tsuei, said: "I was thinking about that Enter The Dragon remake. Movie remakes are a lot like fusion food. If you can't add anything new, exciting or delicious to the dish then leave it alone.

"I'm not sure what ingredient you could add that matches or is better than Bruce Lee."











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