Filmmaker Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) has signed on to write the screenplay for the Shaolin Temple remake, which has Justin Lin attached to direct.
The original Shaolin Temple, which was released in 1982, marked the feature film debut of Jet Li. The story is set between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty, centering on the son of a Tang emperor slave worker who escapes to the temple to learn kung fu, so he can get revenge on the General who betrayed the emperor. The project was first announced back in January, with Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures backing the 3D project which will likely cost more than $100 million.
After writing and directing Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly, this will be the first project that Andrew Dominik will only write and not direct. Bruno Wu and Wang Chang Tian are producing, although production won't get under way for quite some time.