David Leitch in talks direct 'Enter the Dragon' remake

Filmmaker David Leitch is in negotiations to direct the remake of Bruce Lee's 1973 classic "Enter the Dragon".

According to Variety, the project is in early development, without actors or writers attached.

The original film was directed by Robert Clouse, and starred Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly. The film was first released in Hong Kong six days after Lee's death at the age of 32.

The movie features Lee as a Shaolin martial artist from Hong Kong who is approached by a British intelligence agent investigating a crime lord. He persuades Lee to attend a martial arts competition on the criminal's private island in order to gather evidence.

The martial arts actioner was also selected in 2004 for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".