Last week, we reported that the sequel Ip Man 3 has cast former boxing champ Mike Tyson alongside Donnie Yen. The production also announced that they will use a CGI rendering of Bruce Lee, as opposed to casting an actor to play the martial arts icon. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Bruce Lee's family is trying to stop his name, likeness and story from being used in director Wilson Yip's movie.
2010's Ip Man and 2011's Ip Man 2 are both based on the true story of Ip Man (Donnie Yen), the martial arts master who created the style known as Wing Chun, whose most famous student was Bruce Lee. The first two movies did not feature Bruce Lee as a character, focusing on Ip Man's early years in China. The producers could not find a suitable actor to play Bruce Lee on screen in Ip Man 3, so they decided to create his likeness using CGI.Read More
Bruce Lee Entertainment officially opened its doors in 2014 to create compelling and authentic productions around the action hero and martial artist. In addition to this Bruce Lee Biopic, Bruce Lee Entertainment has a number of film and television projects in development, including a television series based on an original idea and materials by Bruce Lee with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) as well as a reality-based show to launch in China with Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel of Company Films (John Wick). They are also working on a series of novels based on Bruce Lee writings along with a comic book series. Bruce Lee Entertainment already has one success with the remarkably popular mobile game, Bruce Lee: Enter the Game, created by its subsidiary Bruce LeeInteractive with Canadian developer, Hibernum Creations. The game saw over 5 million downloads in its first four weeks.
Bruce Lee Entertainment is represented at UTA and is a subsidiary of Shannon Enterprises, the exclusive owner of all commercial merchandising, allied rights, and marks relating to the use of Shannon's name, image, and attributes worldwide.Read More
The life of legendary actor and martial artist Bruce Lee will be explored once again on the silver screen with Birth of the Dragon. However, this is not a remake of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story or any other biopic, using a little-known story as a "jumping-off point" for a broader tale.
Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele are writing the script that is based on the real-life 1965 fight between Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man in San Francisco. The no holds barred fight took place at a time when San Francisco's Chinatown district was controlled by the Chinese Triad gangs. The script will begin with this battle, then follow both men as they team up to take on a horde of gangsters.Read More
We have an exclusive clip from the brand new Warner Archive title Marlowe, which is available on DVD starting today. Click below to watch a scene where James Garner tries to give Sharon Farrell a shoulder to cry on.
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Producer Paul Maslansky is taking on a reworked version of one of Bruce Lee's last projects. Variety is reporting that Malansky will be producing The Silent Flute, a project based off a treatment that martial arts legend Bruce Lee wrote before his death.
Maslansky had previously produced a film version of the treatment, the 1978 film Circle of Iron, but now Maslansky's son, Sasha Maslansky is writing a brand new script off of Lee's treatment.Read More