The mysterious death of iconic Cinese-American actor and the father of Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts Bruce Lee has inspired many film scripts. The most famous being Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. The film that starred Jason Scott Lee made $64 million at the box office. The more recent being Birth of the Dragon (2017) starring Philip Ng which didn't quite cut it at the ticket window. But now the man who gave Indian cinema it's only cult superhero, the Mr India director, Shekhar Kapur has found inspiration in the legend's life. In an interview recently Kapur said the script of the biopic is a work in progress.
The 71-year-old, Elizabeth director, has signed up to co-write and direct the film titled, Little Dragon, his first project in China.
"We are working on the script," Shekhar said, adding that the first script draft was written by Bruce's daughter, Shannon Lee.Little Dragon is being planned as an official U S - China co-production, with several Chinese companies expected to co-finance and co-produce the film.
The feature film will chronicle Lee's early life as a street fighter in Hong Kong before he left for Hollywood and went on to become the most iconic Kung-Fu movie master in the 1970s.Shekhar was speaking at the Singapore International Film Festival where he was the chief judge.