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Cinemax Developing Bruce Lee Concept Named WARRIOR

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People_BruceLeeProducer/director Justin Lin, who directed the first two episodes of TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two, is now developing a Bruce Lee (pictured) inspired Drama for Cinemax called WARRIOR. The project will be a crime drama that started as writings from the martial arts star of such work as Enter the Dragon and TV’s The Green Hornet.

The concept of WARRIOR is said to be a visceral crime drama that traces the path of a gifted but morally corrupt fighter thrown into crisis after a lifelong quest for vengeance is undermined. The potential series will be cobbled together from the writings discovered by the Bruce Lee estate of the martial arts icon’s ideas. Teaming up with Brue Lee Enterprises is Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment. He will direct the pilot script which is being penned by Jonathan Tropper. Tropper is co-creator of Cinemax’s hit series BANSHEE.

The whole concept does sound like a perfect match for Cinemax which is hot for action like its series STRIKE BACK, which will conclude with a final season this year. WARRIOR certainly sounds like something, even based on the one simple sentence description given, like something Bruce Lee would have done if he hadn’t died suddenly at the age of 32 in 1973. It also sounds People_JustinLin-200x300like something Justin Lin would tackle. He is executive producer of CBS’ Scorpion and seems to like to experiment with different types of small shows and big projects alike. He also directed four films from the Fast and the Furious franchise. And though it is just a wild guess, Lin just might be a huge fan of Bruce Lee.

Justin Lin (pictured left) was born in Taiwan in 1973 the year of Lee’s death and he just might have got caught up in the cinematic legacy of Bruce Lee at an early age. He must have had some sort of heavy influence on Justin because WARRIOR is the first project Lin chooses to start up his Perfect Storm TV division. If you are a fan of Bruce Lee than you know that this series would have to be kick-ass major martial arts action to the max to do his name justice! Is kung-fu action something of interest? We will have to see how this one develops.     

(Source: Deadline)      


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