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Two classic martial arts titles to be remade

MUMBAI: Celestial Pictures and The Weinsten Company announced that they will be joining hands to recreate The Avenging Eagle and Come Drink with Me. These movies are owned by the Shaw Brothers Library, the largest Chinese feature film in the world.


Harvey Weinstein and David Thwaites will be the producers while Jon Fusco will be making the screenplay. This will be Celestial Pictures‘ first English language adaptation of the martial arts movies from Shaw Brothers‘ films.






In The Avenging Eagle, orphans are raised by a cabal master called as King Eagle who grow up to be a part of his gang of thugs called The Thirteen Eagles. But one of them starts to rebel and avenge the King Eagle. The original movie released in Hong Kong in 1978 won many accolades.


A group of thugs kidnap an official in Come Drink With Me, in exchanged for their captured leader. The official‘s sister, a martial artist is sent to free him but is hit by a poisonous dart. She is then helped by a beggar, who is a Kung-Fu master in disguise. The original is a 1966 movie from Hong Kong.






The deal for The Avenging Eagle and Come Drink With Me was negotiated by Kristen Tong for Celestial Pictures with David Glasser for TWC.

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