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Jet Li and Morgan Freeman in “Danny the Dog”

— Posted by Rodney

From the Internet Movie Database:

This (Danny the Dog) is the story of Danny(Li), a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human education, with the mind and personality of a young child, with only one lesson learned: how to fight. Treated like a dog by his owner/boss, Bart(Hoskins) which includes having to wear a collar, Danny has been raised to be a lethal fighting machine who fights in illegal gladiator-style fight clubs, where he earns lots of money for Bart as the undisputed champion. After a car accident that lands Bart in a coma, however, Danny meets a kind elderly blind piano tuner(Freeman) on the run because he knows secrets some bad guys don’t want known, who uses music to teach Danny some things about the world and about being human…

Hmmm… I love Morgan Freeman, and I really like Jet Li… but I have to admit this isin’t exactly a pair I ever thought I’d see on the screen together. I’m also not sure about the sound of this story. It sounds a little lame. Oh well, time will tell. I’ll drop $10 to see it when it comes out.

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  • Lupin

    It’s based on his new philosophy in life though…so its supposed to be more serious and going into the deeper meanings of martial arts. Not just mindless fighting seen in the usual martial arts movie.

  • http://www.lookatmybigwilly.com Bubba

    And here is that less than glorious footage in glorious Quicktime. Interesting marketing approach. Yes. Interesting. That’s the word.

    http://www.commeaucinema.com/bandeannonces/dannythedog_ext1/qt/dannythedog_ext1.mov

  • http://www.lookatmybigwilly.com Bubba

    If you head over to monkeypeaches.com there’s a link to some footage … doesn’t look like anything spectacular, but the stuff Li has done with Besson in the past has been quite good, so I’m holding out hope …

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