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Director George Nolfi takes on Bruce Lee biopic Birth of the Dragon

05.30.2014

The Bruce Lee biopic BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is starting to move along having just grabbed director George Nolfi to helm the project. Nolfi you might recognize as he wrote and directed THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU and wrote OCEAN'S TWELVE and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM. I had never heard of the project until now but I’m happy to hear it's not yet another movie about the man who trained Lee.

The movie is described as:

The film is inspired by the true story of Bruce Lee’s historic 1965 duel with Wong Jack Man, China’s most famous kung fu master at a time when San Francisco’s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads. The story of the match is told from the perspective of Steve Macklin, a young disciple of Lee, who ultimately joins forces with Lee and Wong to battle a vicious band of Chinatown gangsters.

His eventual rise to international superstardom was told before in the 1993 movie DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY where he was played by Jason Scott Lee (no relation). It's a good watch but I felt it only touched the service of the man Bruce Lee was and focused more on the legend. BIRTH OF THE DRAGON was written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele, they also wrote two other biopics, NIXON and ALI. Those movies definitely looked at the characters more than a specific event or events surrounding them; this project is getting interesting.

We don't yet know what this movie will cover but more than 40 years after his passing, Bruce Lee is still known the world over; hopefully this movie takes the opportunity to make something great.

What do you think about this Bruce Lee biopic? Also, remember the time Jackie Chan picked a fight with Bruce Lee?

Extra Tidbit: One of his martial arts students was James Bond star George Lazenby.
Source: Variety

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1:20PM on 06/02/2014
Nolfi's work has been impressive so far and hoping for a good biopic of my hero. He deserves it, not like Rob Cohen's crap.
Nolfi's work has been impressive so far and hoping for a good biopic of my hero. He deserves it, not like Rob Cohen's crap.
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8:16AM on 06/02/2014
Extra Tidbit: He trained a bunch of Hollywood stars at the time. He trained Steve McQueen, Kareem Abdul Jabaar, and Chuck Norris. Just a few.
Extra Tidbit: He trained a bunch of Hollywood stars at the time. He trained Steve McQueen, Kareem Abdul Jabaar, and Chuck Norris. Just a few.
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1:20PM on 06/02/2014
Also James Coburn.
Also James Coburn.
5:22AM on 05/31/2014
" Those movies
definitely looked at the characters more than a
specific event or events surrounding them; "

For NIXON maybe but for ALI not so much because the entire movie felt like snap shots of the man's life. Anyways I'm curious to see how this turns out.
" Those movies
definitely looked at the characters more than a
specific event or events surrounding them; "

For NIXON maybe but for ALI not so much because the entire movie felt like snap shots of the man's life. Anyways I'm curious to see how this turns out.
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4:54AM on 05/31/2014
This guy has been a hero of mine since I was a child, I enjoyed Dragon, but would love a deeper look into the mans life! He changed the world of martial arts, and he died so young, there was so much more he could have contributed to the world! I would love to see this film!
This guy has been a hero of mine since I was a child, I enjoyed Dragon, but would love a deeper look into the mans life! He changed the world of martial arts, and he died so young, there was so much more he could have contributed to the world! I would love to see this film!
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2:59AM on 05/31/2014
That Jackie Chan story was awesome though.
That Jackie Chan story was awesome though.
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2:40AM on 05/31/2014

Hey! Did you just touch my mom's boob?

The Adjustment Bureau is one of my favorite movies of the past five years. I hope this is on the same level. BTW, I think having a title is fun.
The Adjustment Bureau is one of my favorite movies of the past five years. I hope this is on the same level. BTW, I think having a title is fun.
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3:04AM on 05/31/2014
Is that a quote from somewhere?
Is that a quote from somewhere?
11:01AM on 05/31/2014
It's what I asked a friend of mine.
It's what I asked a friend of mine.
9:12PM on 05/30/2014
"Touched the service..." shouldn't that be surface?

The Adjustment Bureau was a surprise; definitely want to see more from this guy. He's got a PhD in Political Science; a political thriller from him along the lines of The Ides of March would be good too.
"Touched the service..." shouldn't that be surface?

The Adjustment Bureau was a surprise; definitely want to see more from this guy. He's got a PhD in Political Science; a political thriller from him along the lines of The Ides of March would be good too.
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10:39PM on 05/30/2014
Yeah, a surprise as to why the heck the makers of Dark City didn't sue them!
Zing!
Yeah, a surprise as to why the heck the makers of Dark City didn't sue them!
Zing!
9:10PM on 05/30/2014
I loved Dragon. It was very much a stylistic love note to Bruce Lee, and it unapologetically embraced the myth & legend behind the man. And that's how I'd like remember Bruce Lee.
I loved Dragon. It was very much a stylistic love note to Bruce Lee, and it unapologetically embraced the myth & legend behind the man. And that's how I'd like remember Bruce Lee.
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