The world is patiently waiting for the first footage of director George Nolfi’s Birth of the Dragon, which centers on martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The first poster has surfaced, featuring rising Hong Kong star Philip Ng as Bruce Lee.
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, Birth Of The Dragon traces how a famous private brawl between Bruce Lee and Shaolin monk Wong Jack Man forged a new fighting style for Lee that led to his ascension to global star and the symbol of kung fu until his death in 1973 at age 32. Lee fought to make secret knowledge available to the whole world. To watch Birth of the Dragon is to be transported back to a crucial turning point in the cultures of both America and China.
The last Hollywood Bruce Lee biopic film, Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story starring Jason Scott Lee, was directed by Rob Cohen in 1993. Hopefully, Birth Of The Dragon manages to meet the same expectations.
The film will have its premiere on September 13. Hong Kong veteran COREY YUEN (Rise Of The Legend) will be handling the action choreography. The supporting cast includes Billy Magnussen, Terry Chen, Ron Yuan, Vanessa Ross, Darren E. Scott, Darryl Quon and Yu Xia as Wong Jack Man.