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Old 11-30-2022, 06:15 PM   #1
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Sony’s 3000 Pictures has finalized a deal that will see Oscar winner Ang Lee direct Bruce Lee, a film that will star the filmmaker’s son Mason Lee in the role of the iconic martial artist. Dan Futterman, whose work includes Capote and Foxcatcher, is working on a script that has seen previous versions by Jean Castelli, Alex Law and Mabel Cheung, and, most recently, Wells Tower.

Lee has been working quietly on this for a long time, and that includes getting his son ready for action. Mason Lee has been training for this role in Asia the past three years, all through lockdown. Lee is 32, and he has appeared in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Hangover Part II, and most recently he starred in the Taiwanese romantic comedy Stand By Me, the Hong Kong drama Limbo and Who Killed Cock Robin (Mu Ji Zhe). He was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor for both films. [+]
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Interesting! I love Ang Lee, so I’m in!
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Look forward to watching it!
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So down for this. And I'm totally buying that Ang's kid looks like Bruce.
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Awesome news.
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I look forward to reading any and all complaints by Bruce's widow. Should be fun.
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I look forward to reading any and all complaints by Bruce's widow. Should be fun.
I'm sure a dumptruck full of money will be making its way to her, though I expect if this is estate sanctioned (is it?) it'd be dramatically compromised.

And they really need to invite Betty Ting Pei to the party. After all, she made her own Bruce biopic.

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We need another movie about Bruce Lee?
Sure. We also need more movies about Dracula, Batman, and Godzilla.
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We need another movie about Bruce Lee?
One that actually somewhat resembles the truth, yes.
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I honestly thought after his 2013 The Grandmaster, Wong Ka Wai would be the one to direct another Bruce Lee movie. Still, Ang Lee is a great choice to be named director for this project.

EDIT: One more thing. To make this film feel authentic, part of the film must be in Cantonese.

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Sure. We also need more movies about Dracula, Batman, and Godzilla.
They're fictional characters you can do anything with. But look at the response to Tarantino's fictionalized version of Bruce. I don't personally care if they want to turn him into a superhero or something, but a lot of folks don't want their image of him messed with. And we've already had a number of biopics.

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One that actually somewhat resembles the truth, yes.
And what truth is that? Isn't a lot of Bruce lore just hearsay? We've had plenty of movies cover the basics of when he started teaching, made certain movies, etc. What more is there to tell that is verifiable truth, and not urban legends?
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You have varying accounts of his death, let alone his life. The truth is probably more tempered and less interesting.
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A movie about Bruce Li (James Ho) would be good. He has an interesting background story with some drama involved (his wife died at an early age) and his struggles to be billed under his real name.
Another great choice would be the Jimmy Wang Yu bio-pic. Now THAT is a story waiting to be told!
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I honestly thought after his 2013 The Grandmaster, Wong Ka Wai would be the one to direct another Bruce Lee movie. Still, Ang Lee is a great choice to be named director for this project.

EDIT: One more thing. To make this film feel authentic, part of the film must be in Cantonese.
I wonder if he was ever reacher, or if Ang Lee is pushing the project.

I think WKW would really go deep into Lee's philosophy, but perhaps too arty for the general public (Donnie Yens Ip Man being much more popular in the U.S *blowing up after 2*)

It will be interesting comparing it to Dragon, and see if Yip Man is much more involved in this.
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You have varying accounts of his death, let alone his life. The truth is probably more tempered and less interesting.
I like how the ending of BRUCE LEE: THE TRUE STORY (released in the US and UK as BRUCE LEE: THE MAN, THE MYTH), presents 4 different versions of his death, though the affair with Betty Ting Pei was removed for Western versions, leaving the version where they are just good friends.
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A long time fan of Bruce Lee, and he's had a lot of entertaining imitators back in the 1970s, 1980s. Return of the Dragon is my favorite Bruce Lee movie. Where he's visiting his uncle at the restaurant, and then the Mafia shows up and wants a cut of his business. Bruce Lee stands up for them, but to what results? Good movie.

While I prefer a documentary, I'll be interested to see who they cast as Bruce Lee and if the movie is decent or not. Ang Lee has a good track record with his stories and films, so hopefully that's a good sign.

I've seen 1993's Dragon: A Bruce Lee Story in theaters and was underwhelmed. The actor did his best, but he didn't look at all like Bruce Lee IMO, who was one of a kind. I haven't seen it again since 1993.
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Ang Lee, hopefully he'll try to make it based on facts and firsthand details.

As far as Bruce Lee's death, it's said he suffered from heat stroke and a brain fluid issue that led to his death at 32 years of age in 1973. I wonder if during some fights, his head was impacted too much, and led to dangerous swelling of the brain, as he had a bad headache shortly before he died that day. I hope the movie tries to cover that and doesn't just end on the funeral, but shows some of the findings. Then again, that's what a documentary is better suited for.

At 32, he was just getting started with movies. But has inspired quite a lot of films since.
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They won't let Bruce die. He would be 82 now if he had lived. I'd actually prefer to see a fictional movie where he never really died and is an old man today teaching a new protege.
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They won't let Bruce die. He would be 82 now if he had lived. I'd actually prefer to see a fictional movie where he never really died and is an old man today teaching a new protege.
Something like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? I am not sure if I would like to see a project as such though, but it is just me.
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Something like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? I am not sure if I would like to see a project as such though, but it is just me.
No. That movie sucked.
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