Wong Jing and Donnie Yen to Re-‘Enter the Fat Dragon’?

"Enter the Fat Dragon" Japanese Theatrical Poster

“Enter the Fat Dragon” Japanese Theatrical Poster

Now that director Wong Jing (Mission Milano) and martial arts star Donnie Yen (14 Blades) have Chasing the Dragon in-the-can, the two will re-team for Enter the Fat Dragon.

Only time will tell if it’s a remake of the 1978 Sammo Hung classic of the same name – or – if it’s simply a by-title-only nod. But if you’re wondering what to expect from Enter the Fat Dragon, the title pretty much says it all. According to AFS, Yen will sport a fat suit for the role, similar to the one he donned for a 2015 commercial (see below).

At this point, where the film falls into production depends on Big BrotherIp Man 4, Ice Man 2 (supposedly completed, but re-shoots are possible) and Sleeping Dogs.

And don’t forget about Yen’s long list of off again/on again titles, which include WesleyThe Master, City of Darkness, Flash Point 2 and of course Noodle Man.

For now, enjoy a clip from the original Enter the Fat Dragon followed by Yen’s 2015 commercial, which will give you an idea of what to expect from a “fat” Donnie.

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3 Responses to Wong Jing and Donnie Yen to Re-‘Enter the Fat Dragon’?

  1. Z Ravas says:

    I’m hesitant to pile on the Wong Jing hatefest, cause I sometimes feel like the director is unfairly maligned*, but I’m curious why top tier talent like Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, and Donnie Yen continue to work with Wong Jing – I wonder if they’re aware at all that he’s kind of a joke to international audiences? I really hope it isn’t that he’s got a fat stack of blackmail on some of Hong Kong’s top talent. Apparently movies like From Vegas to Macau have been a huge hit with Mainland audiences, though, so perhaps I’ve answered my own question…

    (*I’ll admit that I have a soft spot for THE LAST BLOOD)

  2. Paul Bramhall says:

    Putting any discussion of artistic integrity aside, in recent years Wong Jing & Donnie Yen have become sure fire ways to box office success in the lucrative Mainland market, so perhaps it’s not such a surprise that the 2 of them have teamed up together.

    As for ‘The Master’…that movie was a scam from the moment it was announced, one that several talents in the industry fell victim to – http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/rogue-one-star-fake-film-938837

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