According to Digital Spy, producer Joel Silver has signed everyone’s favorite San Shou fighter, Cung Le, for a leading role in his upcoming action film, “Dragon Eyes”.
According to the report, the movie is based on the Akira Kurosawa classic “Yojimbo”, which if you have not seen you should. Cung Le will play a mysterious man who comes from an impoverished background in New Orleans. He works to unite the city gangs against corrupt law offices, all while doing flashy spinning kicks and presumably a judo throw or sleeper here and there. No further information has been released yet, such as who else is starring alongside Le, but the one other bit of info we know is Joel Silver’s “Dark Castle” is producing with Courtney Solomon’s “After Dark Films”, and that really does not help us MMA fans at all.
The former Strike Force champion co-starred with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster in the 2009 sci-fi thriller “Pandorum” and is also set to play Marshall Law in the upcoming “Tekken” movie, slated for a 2011 release, which is also supposed to have Roger Huerta appearing in. Shooting for “Dragon Eyes” begins next month in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.