“Who’s the Master!” Dallas Jackson on The Remake of The Last Dragon

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My childhood was marked by several key influences not the least of which was my HUGE affinity for Kung-Fu movies. For years the male members of my family would meet for impromptu viewings of such classics as “Enter the Dragon” or “The 5 Deadly Venoms” and even John Woo’s “The Killer”.

One film that definitely made an impression on me was Berry Gordy’s “The Last Dragon” because it showcased the phenomena of millions of black kids like me who loved these movies and even acted out the scenes with our friends. Add to that a cool hero, and diabolical villian, and (ooh-whee) Vanity, and you got yourself a hit!

If just thinking about this movie isn’t cool enough, I recently found out that BisonRoundup.com member Dallas Jackson has actually been busy rewriting the film for The Last Dragon Remake. There’s more! Also on board the project are Sam Jackson, playing Sho-Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, and none other than The RZA (of course – the team that brought you Afro-Samurai).

I sat with Dallas earlier this year and got the inside scoop on the film. Listen to what he had to say.

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6 Comments

  • Carla - From The Old School

    Reply Reply August 5, 2009

    OMG! It’s Baaaack!

  • Kathleen Wills

    Reply Reply August 5, 2009

    OMG. I’m a fan of the old martial arts flicks back in the day as well — the Shaw Brothers ‘n’ such. Let’s hope the writing for this version of “Dragon” is a hell of a lot better this time around. *cringe* :/

  • KINGP

    Reply Reply August 9, 2009

    Wow! “The Last Dragon” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I got the dvd, so I watch it a lot. I hope the re-make is worth it, because I like it how it is, but then again… Samuel Jackson to play Sho Nuff… Oh boy! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Myk_browne

    Reply Reply April 7, 2011

    I am a true fan of TLD.
    but I hope they put some of the original actors into the Remake
    Like TAIMAK and ERNIE REYES JR. TAIMAK has wanted this remake
    For long time and I think he deserves a role as it was his character
    And prescence that truly made the movie.

  • Trae brown

    Reply Reply May 7, 2012

    I love this movie!!!!my name is Trae Brown and I woul love to play Bruce Leroy in the remake!check me out on YouTube “trae brown promo”. My #405-821-9680 thx!

  • Unfortunately I found this article way too late, the video has been taken down. I would have liked to hear what Dallas had to say about The Last Dragon Remake script especially since it at this point it doesn’t seem like the remake is going to happen.

    @TheLastGlow

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