Yuen Woo-ping (True Legend, Ip Man 3, Crouching Tiger, Hidden II) is currently putting finishing touches on The Thousand Faces of Dunjia, a remake of Miracle Fighter, a supernatural kung fu film he directed in 1982.
Lending a hand will be Tsui Hark (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), who is on board as producer and writer. The film will star Aarif Lee (Bruce Lee, My Brother), Ni Ni (Love Will Tear Us Apart), Da Peng (Jian Bing Man) and Zhou Dongyu (The Taking of Tiger Mountain).
The original – which starred Leung Kar Yan (Five Shaolin Masters), Yuen Cheung-yan (Once Upon a Time in Shanghai) and Yuen Yat Chor (The Postman Srikes Back) – follows a kung fu master who learns special skills from a pair of priests to defeat an evil magician.
According to FBA: Yuen says that aside from sharing the title of the film, the remake will tell an entirely new story. He said that if the original film was meant to present an alternative form of wuxia film, the new film intends to redefine it.
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia is currently in production for a 2017 release.
Updates: Check out a New behind-the-scenes featurette, courtesy of AFS: