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Justin Lin's 'Shaolin Temple' Remake Gets Writer

August 23, 2014 (5:18 am) GMT
The remake of Jet Li's debut movie will be directed by 'Fast and Furious' helmer Justin Lin from the script by Andrew Dominik.

A remake of classic martial arts film "" hires Andrew Dominik ("Chopper", "") to write the script, according to Deadline. The revamped version will be filmed in 3D with Justin Lin ("") serving behind the lens.

The original film came out in 1982. Based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty, it depicts the Tang emperor being betrayed by one of his generals. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor.

The movie marked 's debut role. A 2011 remake, simply titled "Shaolin", starred fellow iconic martial artists like and . Lin will direct the latest redo after he completes "Bourne 5".

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