Samuel L. Jackson will play the villain in Sony Pictures remake of the 1985 cult classic “The Last Dragon” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Berry Gordy’s original centered 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. Jackson will play Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a role played in the original by the late Julius Carry.
Dallas Jackson is penning the screenplay as well as producing alongside John Davis and Kerry Gordy, while Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is co-producing.