Ang Lee’s Bruce Lee film will focus around Enter the Dragon

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A few details have surface surrounding Ang Lee’s Bruce Lee biopic, which has currently paused production due to the strikes. 

We learned last December that Ang Lee would be making a Bruce Lee biopic next, although since then any details have been pretty scarce. Of course, Bruce Lee is an iconic figure in both the history of cinema and martial arts and even though he died 50 years ago at just 32 years old, his presence still looms large in cinema and wider culture.

One of the upcoming film’s producers, Lawrence Grey has been chatting with Collider at the Toronto International Film Festival, revealing a little about which point of the star’s life will be the focus for Ang Lee’s film:

“What we realised was that the time period of Bruce’s life around the making of Enter the Dragon was a moment where so many different thematic threads were connecting, and there was a confluence of an incredible amount of drama and conflict in his life.”

Continues Grey: “So, we use that as sort of an axis around which to revolve his world. From there, I think the director would say it’s a kaleidoscopic journey through his life. It has a traditional non-narrative structure and is really thematically and experientially connected.”

Enter the Dragon would be the last film that Lee ever made before his untimely death. The beloved movie recently reappeared in UK cinemas to mark the 50th anniversary of Lee’s death. We don’t yet have any kind of firm dates laid out for release, although it had begun shooting with Ang Lee’s son Mason Lee playing the legendary martial artist until the Hollywood strikes shut the production down.

The more we hear, the more we’re intrigued about this one. Certainly, the moments in 1993’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story that were situated in this final part of Lee’s life were very absorbing indeed. We’re looking forward to seeing how a filmmaker of Ang Lee’s stature chooses to interpret the same section of Bruce Lee’s life and career. We’ll bring you more news on this one as we hear it.

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