I saw The Last Dragon the other night and could not believe how much I still enjoyed it. What's not to love? The high energy soundtrack, the two stars both known by one name only, Taimax and Vanity. Then there iss Shonuff, the BEST villain ever. He came with his own entourage and curly perm.
Imagine my surprise when I read that a remake was in the works by producer RZA from the Wutang Clan. RZA apparently wants Barbadian singer Rihanna to play Laura Charles. Hmmmm, interesting?
If RZA had his way, he'd have Rihanna — for his new film. The Wu-Tang Clan kingpin is co-producing a remake of the 1980s fan favorite "The Last Dragon" with Samuel L. Jackson and told MTV News yesterday he'd like the sexy Barbadian songstress to take on the role of video show host/singer Laura Charles.
Popular back-in-the-day vamp Vanity originated the role in the 1985 flick, while Taimak tackled the lead character and her romantic interest, Bruce Leroy (a.k.a. Leroy Green).
I think Rihanna is a good choice, even after the Chris Brown drama. She is a pop princess and very beautiful, very Vanity-esque.
Vanity is now a minister of the gospel. Go figure.
The real question is who can capture the wide-eyed innocence and drop dead gorgeousness of Taimak a.k.a. Bruce Leroy.
Taimax is still pretty young, 45, and still in amazing shape. He could reprise the role or maybe play the master who teaches Bruce Leroy II to find his glow.
IDK but take a look at him now: