Bruce Lee-penned crime drama coming to television

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BRAND_BIO_Bio-Shorts_Bruce-Lee-Mini-Biography_0_172230_SF_HD_768x432-16x9Yes, you read that correctly. Bruce Lee – that adored martial arts demi-god who died in 1973 – had a little pet project that he kept under wraps for a number of years. Unfortunately, that’s where it stayed. Until now, because news reaches us that his passion project is set to become a reality over 40 years after his death.

According to Deadline, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin (who also directed episodes from series two of True Detective and helmed the latest Star Trk movie) is behind a series that was first penned by Lee all those years ago. The martial arts genius had a penchant for writing, and Warrior was something he was passionate about. This is what it’s about:

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.

US cable network Cinemax (owned by HBO) is behind the projectand Banshee (one of the channel’s break-out hits) writer Jonathan Tropper has penned the pilot.

More news as we get it…

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