Kung fu actioner ‘Son of Shaolin’ to get a ‘Dope’ director?

"Son of Shaolin" Book Cover

“Son of Shaolin” Book Cover

Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is in talks to helm Son of Shaolin, a martial arts film based on the graphic novel of the same name created and written by Caanan Whit and Jay Longino (who also penned Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace).

Son of Shaolin is a kung fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York. Kyrie, an aspiring street artist who is struggling to make ends meet, learns that he is the last living descendant of a secret sect of ancient Shaolin Elders. Confused and unsure of where to turn, he finds a father figure in the mysterious Master Fong. Fong trains Kyrie in martial arts in anticipation of an attack from Red Fist, a relentless killer who has already murdered the rest of Kyrie’s bloodline (via Amazon).

Last year, there were reports that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Rundown) would be showing off some new kung fu skills as one of the film’s stars, but recent reports suggest that he’s only producing the film (via THR).

Stay tuned for updates regarding the movie. The graphic novel for Son of Shaolin releases on September 26, 2017.  For now, here’s the real son of Shaolin…

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3 Responses to Kung fu actioner ‘Son of Shaolin’ to get a ‘Dope’ director?

  1. ISELAS says:

    PUEDE PONER NOYICIAS DE JET LI Y TONY JAA Y LOS REMAKES DE OPERACION DRAGON Y LIONHEART Y CONTACTO SANGRIENTO Y IP MAN 4 Y NOTICIAS DE QADKINS JEEJA YANIN Y IKO UWAIS Y MICHAEL JAY WHITE QUE ALGUIEN CONTESTE LAS NOTICIAS QUE HE PUESTO

  2. Son of Shinobi says:

    His big clunky wrestler butt can’t perform no Kung Fu. I think this guy is getting too many roles that don’t fit him in hollywood. He is not an R rated actor, he could have been the next Stallone or Arnold but he just doesn’t have the bad ass personality. He is too worried about being a role model for the children instead of an action hero. He is too worried because he’s going to try and get into politics which will be a freakin joke.

  3. DragonClaws says:

    I think The Rock will just be producing this one?.

    It would be nice to see a big budget Martial Arts movie, get a wide spread theatrical release in the West.

    Gordo Liu would have been a great choice for the old master role, not sure his health would allow him to make movies these days?.

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