Cinemax just released a teaser for the Bruce Lee project, Warrior. Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), who is co-executive producer with Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, will be directing some of the episodes (but, not the pilot) Here’s the official synopsis:
Inspired by an idea from martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, this gritty, action- packed crime drama is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. Filming in Cape Town, South Africa, it follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful organized crime families. Produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper under Tropper Ink Productions; Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment; Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment.
The late martial arts icon, Bruce Lee, had created the project for Warner Bros. but the studio, saddled with a lack of imagination, rejected it. He kept the rejected project in the family garage and the treatment was considered lost. The project was meant to serve as a precursor to the 1970s Warner Bros. television series Kung Fu, which was also Bruce Lee’s idea but, we know how that racist miscasting went.