Many would remember Bruce Lee for his martial arts stardom, but his writings pack more of a punch than you think. He wasn't just a martial artist; he was a philosopher. His commentaries on life and fighting — and especially his creative writing — are quite inspiring. His most acclaimed film, Enter the Dragon, was based solely around his ideas, which inspired generations of action storytellers.
Now Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, is developing her father's writings into modern content. In her latest effort, Shannon Lee is developing a show titled #Warrior with Fast Five and Star Trek Beyond director #JustinLin — and with Banshee showrunner Jonathan Tropper — for Cinemax, TV Line reports. The network has already ordered 10 episodes to be filmed later this year.
The idea was found in Bruce Lee's archives. It is set during the nineteenth century in San Francisco and follows a young martial artist, Ah Sahm, who finds himself entangled with one of the crime families in Chinatown as they feud for power against one another. The violence spills out into the city's streets.
'Warrior' Could Be The Next 'Into The Badlands'
Warrior has the chance to become a groundbreaking show starring Asian-American actors like AMC's hit Into the Badlands. It's a wonderful time to do a series like this, since the quality of TV shows keeps getting stronger by the year and networks are realizing that there's a huge audience hungry for diverse entertainment.
"We are brimming with excitement for this unique martial-arts series combining Bruce Lee’s inspired conception with the immense storytelling talents of Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin," a Cinemax executive said in a press release.
This martial arts series could find footing with action fans, so let’s hope Cinemax becomes the perfect home for it — and that it makes a new generation dive deeper into Bruce Lee's brilliant work.
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[Credit: TV Line]