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.
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.
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.
"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.
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. https://t.co/X5Zep6HTTN- Daniel Wu (@danielwuyanzu) July 24, 2018
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."
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.- Jon Tsuei (@jontsuei) July 24, 2018
Or Cathy Yan, director of the upcoming Harley Quinn Film, for the 'Enter The Dragon' remake? pic.twitter.com/zqVpRzV8JB- Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) July 23, 2018
sick of all these films with IP by asian creators from asia starring, produced by, and directed by white ppl! re: “ghost in the shell,” “the great wall,” and now “enter the dragon”- aries sun dumbass moon (@byConnieChang) July 24, 2018
what if we didn't do this https://t.co/i3j05wZ3c8- Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) July 23, 2018
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