Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Columbia Pictures’ is remaking Berry Gordy’s 1985 cult classic martial arts film The Last Dragon. Samuel L Jackson will star as the film’s villain – Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, a character played by Julius Carry in the original film.
Set in New York City, the story follows a black teenage martial arts student and aspiring martial artist named Leroy Green, who goes on a quest to achieve The Final Level and a mystical energy called The Glow. On his way to becoming The Last Dragon, he must confront villians like a crooked arcade mogul named Eddie Arkadian and the evil Sho’nuff (Jackson).
Aspects of the film have been incorporated into modern day hip hop culture. Dallas Jackson, who heads up the urban family label DJ Classicz, is writing the script. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is co-producing.
Jack’s character, Sho’nuff was known for asking questions like “Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?” His gang members would answer, “Sho ’nuff!”