Bruce Lee Biopic Trilogy in the Works
Posted 07.22.09 by reelz
According to several sources, a three-part biopic of Bruce Lee will begin shooting this October. The Lee family is cooperating with China's J.A. Media to produce the movies, the first of which has a scheduled release date of November 27, 2010.
The internationally renowned martial-arts star, who died 36 years ago this week at the age of 32, has been portrayed numerous times on the big screen, but according to Lee's family, there have often been misconceptions about his life and his character. Lee's sister Phoebe spoke at a press event in Beijing, saying that she hopes this new version corrects these errors.
There are many books or movies about my brother, but I think they are not even close to truth. I want to make the movie of a true Bruce Lee and then I have no more regrets in my life.
Tony Leung Ka Fai has been cast in the role of Lee's father, but no other decisions have been made regarding cast or crew. Rumors point to Zhang Yimou — who helmed Hero and co-ordinated the opening ceremonies for last year's Olympic Games — as a potential director.
Lee's brother, Robert, also spoke at the Beijing press event, outlining the structure of the project.
The movie will have three episodes describing the star's youth, his martial-arts film time, his great success and unexpected death.