Philip Ng as Bruce Lee in Birth of the Dragon
Check out the first trailer to Birth of the Dragon movie.
Birth of the Dragon has been shown at TIFF in Toronto.
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Filming of the new biopic Birth of the Dragon is almost finished. Check out images of Philip Ng on sets of the film.
Check out Birth of the Dragon’s first teaser poster.
ComingSoon.net reports a biopic Birth Of The Dragon commences filming in Vancouver, Canada this week and Philip Ng will be emulating Bruce Lee. A release date is to be announced.
Birth of the Dragon is officially in search for the role of Bruce Lee. “Casting directors are looking for a young Bruce Lee between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. An experienced martial artist highly desired but not required.”
Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee has announced a new biopic Birth of the Dragon about her father, the actor who helped turn martial arts into a global phenomenon.
“There have been projects out there involving my father but they’ve lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry,” she said in a statement. “They haven’t captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material.”
She has teamed with Lawrence Grey, a producer of ensemble hit Last Vegas, who is financing the development of a script ahead of finding actors and a director. Janet Yang, who had a hand in developing 1993 Lee biopic Dragon, will also take a production role, saying: “In this age of an increasingly globalised culture, I can’t think of a more talented and innovative individual who embodies the best of east and west and who can inspire future generations.”
Birth of the Dragon is just one of several in-house projects that have been underway at BLE for sometime now, including a TV show based on Bruce Lee’s original ideas with Fast & Furious 6 helmer Justin Lin, a reality show to be produced by Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel, and a slate of novels, comic books and a mobile game. There’s no word yet on who will direct the new film although the production is seeking a world-class filmmaker to take the lead and spearhead this ambitious production to its full realization.
Birth of the Dragon is a story about an young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee, challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California.
George Nolfi who wrote screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum, Ocean’s Twelve, Timeline and The Sentinel has signed on to direct the project, and Christopher Wilkinson (Ali, Nixon, Tupac) wrote a script so we can expect another powerful biopic. The best one, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, was directed in 1993 by Rob Cohen and featured Jason Scott Lee
The film is inspired by the true story of Bruce Lee’s historic 1965 duel with Wong Jack Man, China’s most famous kung fu master at a time when San Francisco’s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads. The story of the match is told from the perspective of Steve Macklin, a young disciple of Lee, who ultimately joins forces with Lee and Wong to battle a vicious band of Chinatown gangsters.
The film will be produced by QED topper Bill Block, Groundswell CEO Michael London, Janice Williams, Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele. Kelly Mullen of Groundswell exec produces.
The real sticking point is the cast. Who will step into the shoes of Bruce Lee and who will be a fighting choreographer? Any suggestions?
source: variety, imdb, screenrant