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Jackie Chan's gay
mobster to receive Hollywood makeover

Jackie Chan's gay
mobster to receive Hollywood makeover

Andrew Tennenbaum, producer of the Bourne movie trilogy, has announced plans to to remake a Jackie Chan action comedy about a gay man who runs a mob, reported Chinese business newspaper The Standard on Friday.

Tennenbaum's company, Flashpoint Entertainment, has bought the rights to remake Enter the Phoenix from Chan's JCE Movies. This film will join a growing list of Hollywood adaptations of Hong Kong films.

Written and directed by Stephen Fung, Enter the Phoenix features Fung himself, Eason Chan Yik-sun, Daniel Wu Yan-zu, Karen Mok Man-wai, and Chapman To.

"I love Stephen's movie for so many reasons, including the fact that it is a fresh new idea [flamboyant mobster running a tough heterosexual gang], and has universal themes of humanity, tolerance, and a great sense of humor," Tennenbaum wrote according to The Standard.

Tennenbaum, who produced The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and the coming The Bourne Ultimatum, was reported by The Standard to have met with Hollywood writers and directors interested in adapting Enter the Phoenix. (The Advocate)

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