Some people have been waiting for this movie all of their lives. Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning director of “Life of Pi” and “Brokeback Mountain,” is ready to direct a film about the martial arts legend, Bruce Lee.
Ang Lee’s son, Mason Lee, is on record to take the lead role in the film which is in development at Sonys 3000 Pictures.
The one who is adapting the script for the movie is Dan Futterman, who wrote “Capote” and “Foxcatcher.” Jean Castelli, Alex Law, Mabel Cheung, and Wells Tower wrote earlier versions of the screenplay.
Bruce Lee died in 19733 at the age of 32. He had a short but impactful career in Hollywood as an actor, director, and martial arts expert. His movies included “Fist of Fury,” “Enter the Dragon” and “The Way of the Dragon.” And he was responsible for the TV series “The Green Hornet,” which popularized martial arts across the globe in the late 1960s and early ’70s.
“Accepted as neither fully American nor Fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Gung Fu to the world, a scientist of combat and an iconic performing artist who revolutionized both the martial arts and action cinema,” Ang Lee said in a statement. “I feel compelled to tell the story of this brilliant, unique human being who yearned for belonging, possessed tremendous power in a 135-pound-frame, and who, through tireless hard work, made impossible dreams into reality.”
Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for the studio. “Bruce Lee is a longtime passion project for Ang and a deeply emotional story depicting the triumphs and conflicts of one of the foremost real life action heroes of our time,” Gabler said. “All of us at Sony and 3000 Pictures are proud to help Ang and his filmmaking team create what we believe will be an extraordinary theatrical event.”