The life of Bruce Lee, the legendary martial artist and movie icon, will finally be brought to the big screen in a biopic by the hand of a filmmaker several times Oscar winner.
Deadline reported that ang leedirector of The tiger and the dragon (2000), Secret in the mountain (2005) and An extraordinary adventure (2012), will lead this 3000 Pictures production for Sony. The film simply titled Bruce Lee will be starring Manson Leethe son of the Taiwanese director himself.
“Accepted as neither fully American nor fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Kung Fu to the world, a combat scientist, and an iconic artist who revolutionized both martial arts and action cinema,” he said. the filmmaker to Deadline. “I feel compelled to tell the story of this unique and brilliant human being who longed to belong, possessed tremendous power in a 135-pound frame, and who, through tireless hard work, made impossible dreams come true.”
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The outlet points out that Ang Lee has been developing the biopic of Bruce Lee. Dan Futtermann (Cloak, foxcatcher) is working on the final script. Lawrence Grey, Shannon Lee, Ang Lee, Ben Everard and Brian Bell are serving as producers, while Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for Sony.
Mason Lee, for his part, has spent the last three years training in Asia to give life to the star of Dragon operation Y the game of death. The filmography of the 32-year-old actor includes roles in Happened yesterday? Part 2 (2011) and Billy Lynn: Honor and sentiment (2016) in Hollywood; Taiwanese romantic comedy stand by me (2019); or Hong Kong dramas Mu Ji Zhe (2017) and Limbo (2021).
“Bruce Lee is a longtime passion project for Ang Lee and a deeply moving story that depicts the triumphs and conflicts of one of the greatest real-life action heroes of our time,” said Gabler. “All of us at Sony and 3000 Pictures are proud to help Ang and his team create what we believe will be an extraordinary theatrical event.”
At the moment, there are no more details about when it will start its production or potential release window.
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