Enter the Dragon is being remade by Warner Independent Pictures as a noir thriller. According to Variety, The Shield executive producer Kurt Sutter will be making his feature directing debut with the film, currently entitled Awaken the Dragon.
Sutter is also writing the script, which will be a contemporary drama that follows a lonely F.B.I. agent into the bloody world of underground martial arts fighting. There, he must track a renegade Shaolin monk who has been causing a lot of problems for the local police force.
Sutter stated, "I'm a huge noir fan, and this plot lends itself to the film I want to make. I wanted to set it in these underground fight clubs where the action is really raw and expose the brutality of Shaolin Kung fu. This will be more Raging Bull than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in its viciousness."
Sutter is looking to cast an unknown fighter for the role of the monk. He will cast a well-known American actor for the role of the F.B.I. agent. The film will most likely go into production before the end of the year.