Samuel L. Jackson will suit up as the infamous Sho’Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem in Columbia Pictures’ remake of the 1985 cult classic “The Last Dragon.”
“I’m a huge fan of the original and look forward to bringing Sho’Nuff into the 21st century,” Jackson told the Hollywood Reporter.
Columbia’s updated version will be along the same lines of the original, centering 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.
The original, which also starred Taimak and then-Prince protégé Vanity, was released in March 1985 by TriStar Pictures. Julius Carey III, who portrayed Sho’Nuff in the original film, died in August of complications from pancreatic cancer.