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Awkwafina set for The Last Adventure of Constance Verity

Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell star Awkwafina has added another project to her upcoming slate, with Variety reporting that she is set to lead the cast of Legendary Pictures’ fantasy The Last Adventure of Constance Verity.

The film is based upon the book series by A. Lee Martinez, with John Raffo (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story) scripting, and will see Awkwafina portraying the titular Constance, “who, for mysterious reasons, was thrust into a battle with the supernatural from the moment she was born, and has been saving the world from disaster ever since. She’s exhausted and wants to sample what she has missed out on: a boyfriend, a normal job, best friends. But it’s not easy to walk away from a life of adventure when in fact you are the chosen one.”

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Awkwafina to Star in ‘The Last Adventure of Constance Verity’

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Awkwafina will star in the fantasy-adventure feature film “The Last Adventure of Constance Verity” for Legendary.

The production company has acquired the feature film rights to adapt the eponymous series written by A. Lee Martinez. John Raffo has written the script.

Jon Shestack, who brought the project to Raffo and attached Awkwafina, is producing. Jon Silk will oversee alongside Jay Ashenfelter for Legendary Entertainment.

The series follows Constance Verity who, for mysterious reasons, was thrust into a battle with the supernatural from the moment she was born, and has been saving the world from disaster ever since. She’s exhausted and wants to sample what she has missed out on: a boyfriend, a normal job, best friends. But it’s not easy to walk away from a life of adventure when in fact you are the chosen one.

Saga Press published “The Last Adventure of Constance Verity” in 2016 and a
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Awkwafina to Star in ‘The Last Adventure of Constance Verity’ Adaptation at Legendary

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Awkwafina to Star in ‘The Last Adventure of Constance Verity’ Adaptation at Legendary
She’s been a rapper, a pickpocket and a crazy rich Asian, now Awkwafina is set to play an ass-kicking detective destined to save the world.

Awkwafina, who most recently starred in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” is set to star in the fantasy adventure adaptation of “The Last Adventure of Constance Verity,” based on the book of the same name by A. Lee Martinez.

Legendary Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the rights to adapt the book from a spec script by John Raffo (“Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”).

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Martinez’s book follows Constance Verity who, for mysterious reasons, was thrust into a battle with the supernatural and has been saving the world since she was 7 — and she’s sick of it. She
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'Mulan' Actor Jason Scott Lee Signs With Buchwald (Exclusive)

'Mulan' Actor Jason Scott Lee Signs With Buchwald (Exclusive)
Mulan's Jason Scott Lee has signed with Buchwald, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The actor will play vengeful warrior leader Bori Khan, an antagonist, in the much-anticipated film set to premiere March 27, 2020. He's no stranger to Disney live-action adaptations, having starred as Mowgli in Buena Vista Pictures' 1994 movie The Jungle Book. His big break came the year before, when he earned praise portraying the legendary title character in Universal's 1993 biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

Lee's other credits include Netflix's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Balls of Fury, Only the Brave, Nomad: The Warrior, Seventh Son and ...
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Ip Man: The Man, The Myth, The Movies

Craig Lines Jan 24, 2019

We look through the life in film of a legendary martial artist – the man who trained Bruce Lee and inspired a few movies of his own...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

After Bruce Lee's death at the height of his fame in 1973, Hong Kong filmmakers raced to capitalize on his stardom. With the kung fu craze booming, almost every facet of Bruce's life – and plenty of glorious nonsense like a fight against Dracula - got turned into a movie. Lookalikes with new names like Bruce Li, Bruce Le, and Bruce Leung became some of the most prolific kung fu stars of the era, and "Bruceploitation" became a prominent subgenre.

Perhaps because these films were mostly sold to the west, one part of Bruce's life that was rarely explored was his early life in Hong Kong and his Wing Chun training with Ip Man. We
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Original Mulan voice actress Ming-Na Wen is excited about Disney’s live-action remake

Twenty years ago, actress Ming-Na Wen lent her voice to the character of Mulan in Disney’s animated feature based upon the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, and with Disney now in production on a live-action remake, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star has been expressing her excitement over the upcoming movie.

“Disney has done such an amazing job with the other live-action [remakes], and I love them all, like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Maleficent,” Wen tells Entertainment Weekly. “So I’m definitely excited that they chose Mulan of all the other great Disney movies to turn into live-action. I think they’ll do a great job with it, and it’s great to keep that legacy alive.”

Wen also went on to discuss the cultural impact of the animated movie, and how it was embraced by members of the Lgbtq community:

“The fact that
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Disney’s live-action Mulan finds its Ling and Chien Po

Earlier this week, Disney announced that principal photography had got underway on its upcoming live-action Mulan remake, with the studio releasing a first look image of Liu Yifei as the title character, and now we have word on two more additions to the cast.

According to Deadline, the film has cast Jimmy Wong (Video Game High School) and Doua Moua (Gran Torino) as the characters of Ling and Chien Po, two soldiers from the Chinese army who befriend Mulan.

Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and stars Liu Yifei (The Chinese Widow) as the title character alongside a cast that also includes Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Chum Ehelepola (Sequestered), Yoson An (The Meg), Jet Li (The Expendables), Gong Li (Ana), Xana Tang (Filthy Rich), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), Ron Yuan (Marco Polo), and Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
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James Hong, 89 Year-Old Chinese American Actor: “I Never Thought It Would Take This Long”

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James Hong, 89 Year-Old Chinese American Actor: “I Never Thought It Would Take This Long”
Exclusive: James Hong who has been acting since the 1950s has been fighting for parity for Asian actors for decades. With the success of Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians this weekend employing an Asian cast in all leading roles, the 89 year-old Hong said, “I never thought it would take this long.”

It is, indeed, a watershed moment for Hollywood as this now becomes only the second major studio film outside of The Joy Luck Club in 1993 released with a full Asian cast. Hong, who has around 500 credits (not counting voiceovers like the character of Mr. Ping in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise) has, through impossible odds, racked up the most credits of any actor — living or dead — in Hollywood.

He also soon became a role model to the next generation of Asian actors, as Jason Scott Lee told Deadline three years ago.
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Mulan director shares behind-the-scenes image from the first day of filming

Yesterday we brought you a first look at Liu Yifei in the title role, and now director Niki Caro has taken to Instagram to share a behind the scenes image from the first day of filming on the live-action Mulan remake, captioned with the word ‘Reflections’ – a nod to the musical number ‘Reflection’ from the 1998 animated movie?

Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.”

Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and stars Liu
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First look at Liu Yifei as Mulan in Disney’s live-action remake

As production begins on the live-action remake of the 1998 animated musical adventure Mulan, Disney has released a first look at Liu Yifei’s title character, along with an official synopsis for the movie; take a look here…

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Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.”

Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and stars Liu Yifei (The Chinese Widow) as the title character alongside
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Jason Scott Lee set for villain role Disney’s Mulan

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story star Jason Scott Lee has signed on to play the villain Bori Khan in Disney’s live-action remake of its animated film Mulan.

The actor has previously worked with Disney on its 1994 live-action The Jungle Book, where he played Mowgli, as well as lending his voice to 2002’s Lilo & Stitch.

Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and stars Liu Yifeu (The Chinese Widow) as the title character alongside a cast that also includes Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Chum Ehelepola (Sequestered), Yoson An (The Meg), Jet Li (The Expendables), Gong Li (Ana), Xana Tang (Filthy Rich), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect) and Ron Yuan (Marco Polo).

See Also: Disney’s live-action Mulan reportedly has a $290 million budget

Filming on Mulan is set to get underway in China and New Zealand in August, with the film scheduled for
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Jason Scott Lee is Set To Play The Villain Khan in Disney's Mulan

Jason Scott Lee, who is best known for portraying Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, has been cast to play the villain Khan in Disney live-action adaptation of Mulan. Bori Khan, is described as a "warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father's death."

Lee joins the previously cast Liu Yifei as Mulan, Donnie Yen who will have the role of Mulan’s mentor, Jet Li as the emperor, and Gong Li will play the villainous witch. The movie also stars Utkarsh Ambudkar as the con artist Skath and Ron Yuan will play the role of Sergeant Qiang who is described as "the 'fiercely loyal' second in command of the Imperial Regiment."

This wouldn't be Lee's first time staring in a Disney movie. Back in 1994 he played Mowgli in The Jungle Book and in 2002 he voiced a character in Lilo & Stitch.

The story will most likely
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Jason Scott Lee Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know

Jason Scott Lee Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know
Jason Scott Lee has joined the cast of Disney's live-action Mulan. He will be playing a villainous role, according to THR. Let's recap all we know about the upcoming action-adventure.

What's the latest news?

Jason Scott Lee broke out when he starred in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story back in 1993. He followed that up with lead roles in Rapa Nui and The Jungle Book. More recently, he appeared in Seventh Son and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.
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Disney's Mulan Remake Gets Jason Scott Lee as the Villain

Disney's live-action Mulan has just added another villain, Jason Scott Lee, who is of Chinese and Hawaiian descent. He joins actor Gong Li, who was previously cast as one of the antagonists in the upcoming reimagining of the Disney animated classic. This offers further proof that the Mouse House is putting their money where their mouth is on this one, in terms of not whitewashing it.

Jason Scott Lee is set to portray a warrior by the name of Bori Khan. He's described as a leader dead set on avenging his father's death. Beyond that, his specific motivations and who exactly he wants to get revenge on remain a mystery.

This is an interesting bit of casting in the sense that Jason Scott Lee actually has a pre-established history with Disney. He portrayed Mowgli in his younger years in the studios' 1994 live-action version of The Jungle Book. He was

Disney's Mulan Remake Gets Jason Scott Lee as the Villain

Disney's live-action Mulan has just added another villain, Jason Scott Lee, who is of Chinese and Hawaiian descent. He joins actor Gong Li, who was previously cast as one of the antagonists in the upcoming reimagining of the Disney animated classic. This offers further proof that the Mouse House is putting their money where their mouth is on this one, in terms of not whitewashing it.

Jason Scott Lee is set to portray a warrior by the name of Bori Khan. He's described as a leader dead set on avenging his father's death. Beyond that, his specific motivations and who exactly he wants to get revenge on remain a mystery.

This is an interesting bit of casting in the sense that Jason Scott Lee actually has a pre-established history with Disney. He portrayed Mowgli in his younger years in the studios' 1994 live-action version of The Jungle Book. He was
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Jason Scott Lee Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know

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Jason Scott Lee has joined the cast of Disney's live-action Mulan. He will be playing a villainous role, according to THR. Let's recap all we know about the upcoming action-adventure. What's the latest news? Jason Scott Lee broke out when he starred in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (above) back in 1993. He followed that up with lead roles in Rapa Nui and The Jungle Book. More recently, he appeared in Seventh Son and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. Who is...

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Exclusive Interview – Director Rob Cohen on his career, making The Hurricane Heist, and Dragonheart legacy

Red Stewart chats with filmmaker Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen is an American filmmaker who has been working in the film and television industry since the 1970s. He is best known for his feature length movies The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and Dragonheart. His latest film was the action thriller The Hurricane Heist, which came out in March of this year.

Flickering Myth had the privilege to speak with him, and I in turn had the honor to conduct it:

Mr. Cohen, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to talk to me. I’ve been a fan of your work for a while now, so this really is an honor.

Thank you for that. I really appreciate it, more than you think.

No, I absolutely mean it from the bottom of my heart. Daylight was one of the first films I saw as a kid.
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‘Birth of the Dragon’ Review: Dir. George Nolfi (2018)

Birth of the Dragon review: This inspired-by-fact tale does little to inspire or enlighten and only very occasionally enlivens.

Birth of the Dragon review by Andrew Gaudion.

Birth of the Dragon review

The life of Bruce Lee is one that has fascinated movie fans for decades and has led to a big-screen biopic once before in the form of Rob Cohen’s entertaining and respectful 1993 film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. His unique style of Kung Fu and his supernova-esque burst of success solidified him as a true icon of the 20th Century. It shouldn’t be a surprise that filmmakers want to continue to add to that iconography with films that explore aspects of his rich but brief life.

Birth of the Dragon has a degree of pedigree behind it, the type of pedigree that would lead you to believe that this will be a sincere approach to depicting
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New Bruce Lee biopic gets a trailer

Simon Brew Jan 19, 2018

Birth Of The Dragon looks set to tell the story of a young Bruce Lee. Here's the trailer...

We’ve already had one big screen biopic of the late Bruce Lee, back when Jason Scott Lee played him in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Now, though, comes another attempt to tell Lee’s story, in a film by the name of Birth Of The Dragon.

It’s directed by The Adjustment Bureau’s George Nolfi, working off a script from Stephen J Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. Lee will be played by Philip Ng, and he’s joined in the cast by Xia Yu and Billy Magnussen.

A trailer has just been released for the film too, that looks like this…

And we’ve got a synopsis as well…

In the world of martial arts, there is one man above all: Bruce Lee. San Francisco, 1965. Young, hungry and
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Mulan Cast, Story Details, Release Date, Photo & News

David Crow Joseph Baxter Tony Sokol Jul 7, 2019

First trailer for Disney's live-action remake of Mulan weighs the qualities of an auspicious marriage against the duty of battle.

Disney’s series of live-action remakes continue to unfold with great urgency. But one with special consideration riding on it is Mulan, an adaptation of the 1998 film from Walt Disney Animation Studios that combined Chinese legend with a surprisingly progressive story of femininity. The film has become one of the more revered classics of the Disney Renaissance, and with Disney's increased interest in doing Chinese culture justice (and justly winning at the box office as a result), there is a lot riding on this film.

Which is why Disney announced with great fanfare production began on this August day for the 2020 release with filming commencing in New Zealand and later China. In addition, to the above image of Liu Yifei as Mulan,
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