Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur has been ropped in to co-write and direct Little Dragon- a feature film based on Bruce Lee's former days.
The movie will revolve around the adventures of the martial arts legend in 1950s Hong Kong, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Hollywood director Mary Vernieu is currently searching for a prominent face who will be playing teenage Lee on-screen.
The film will be co-scripted and produced by Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, who runs Bruce Lee Entertainment, a division of the Bruce Lee Family Company, which is dedicated to promoting and protecting Lee’s legacy and ideas.
“The film will be a contemporary take on Bruce Lee who, aside from being considered the most gifted and famous martial artist of all time, is now accepted as a major philosopher in his own right. It is important that audiences today can relate their own lives to the journey of Bruce Lee, who manages to tap into his inner wisdom and harness his true destiny before it’s too late,” said Kapur in a statement.
The film shall be an official US-China co-production, with several Chinese companies attached to co-finance and co-produce, including Dadi Dadi Media Group, Beijing Golden World Pictures, Shanghai Longzhilin Cultural Investment Partnership and Kirin Media.
“I always thought that a film about how my father’s life was shaped in his early years in Hong Kong would be a worthwhile story to share so we could better understand him as a human being and a warrior,” Shannon said in a statement.
Ths shooting shall go on floor from summer this year in China and Malaysia.
(With inputs from PTI)