Michael B. Jordan Teams With 'Kung Fu Panda' Director For Remake 'A Bittersweet Life'

Another day, another new Michael B. Jordan project, but this one comes completely out of left field and sounds pretty great. Jordan is in talks to star in A Bittersweet Life, a remake of the great 2005 Korean film that starred Lee Byung-hun.

Even better, Jordan would be joined by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for her work on the Kung Fu Panda movies. She recently set out on her live-action directorial debut, an adaptation of YA novel The Darkest Minds, and clearly this is another bold step away from the world of animation.

A Bittersweet Life centers on a mobster whose loyalties to his crime family are tested when he's ordered to kill his mistress. If you have a chance to see the original, try to get your hands on the director's cut which swaps some scenes around and has a bit more emotional impact. An Americanized version of the film with Jordan could be great, and it's already being seen as "a high-concept, character-driven genre film with franchise potential."

Jordan has a lot on his plate right now. Of course he has Black Panther coming up next February, but he also has HBO's Fahrenheit 451, a sequel to Creed, and the education drama Wrong Answer which will reunite him again with director Ryan Coogler. Jordan will also join with Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney for a coming-of-age TV drama on the OWN Network. [Deadline]