A new authorized Bruce Lee biopic, titled “Little Dragon”, is coming to the big screen.
Directed by Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, the biopic will be co-scripted and produced by Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter.
Shannon, who runs Bruce Lee Entertainment, said the following in a statement: “I always thought that a film about how my father’s life was shaped in his early years in Hong Kong would be a worthwhile story to share so we could better understand him as a human being and a warrior”.
Titled “Little Dragon”, the biopic takes place in a turbulent 1950s Hong Kong, where a young and troubled Lee is forced to deal with “his family’s disappointment, young love, friendship, betrayal, racism, deep poverty, and an inner fire that threatens to unravel his destiny”.
“The film will be a contemporary take on Bruce Lee who, aside from being considered the most gifted and famous martial artist of all time, is now accepted as a major philosopher in his own right,” adds Shekhar. “It is important that audiences today can relate their own lives to the journey of Bruce Lee, who manages to tap into his inner wisdom and harness his true destiny before it’s too late.”
The biopic is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin filming this summer. However, finding an actor who can fight like Bruce Lee might be a challenge.
Source: Hollywood Reporter