One of our community members sent this to me – Rolling Stone Brazil, July 2013 Issue commemorating 40 years since my father’s passing.
We have some posts planned for you for the 40th Anniversary. Stay Tuned.
The upcoming anniversary marked the start of a year in which plans were kicked off to promote the iconic martial artist, actor, cinematic action hero and legend in various venues between here and in Hong Kong. Back in February, Groundswell Productions announced the start of a new film production for Birth Of The Dragon, which highlights the mysterious fight between Lee and rival Wong Tak Man. The film will be the latest attempt to engage a pseudo-biographic, yet filmic interpretation of an era of Bruce Lee’s life since the 1993 Hollywood film, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, the 2008 TV series The Legend Of Bruce Lee, and the 2010 action drama, Young Bruce Lee (a.k.a. Bruce Lee, My Brother) directed by Raymond Yip and Manfred Wong. Also, Just after handing over the Fast And Furious director’s chair to Fast 7 helmer James Wan, filmmaker Justin Lin is also stepping into the fray with a new TV show of his own dedicated to Bruce Lee, under his new banner, Perfect Storm Entertainment.
On the date of the anniversary, Saturday July 20, 2013, Shannon Lee will be unveiling a new exhibition in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The exhibition will run from Saturday through 2018, highlighting 600 artifacts from Bruce Lee’s life, in addition to 100 items relevant to Lee’s role in the 1966/67 television series installment of The Green Hornet, in which Lee dons all black as the titular hero’s kung fu crimefighting partner, Kato, as well as other surprising works of art by 3D artist Shannon Ma, and sculptor Chu Tat-Shing.
The weekend is looking mighty good for those attending the museum’s opening. If you’re already there, feel free to post your photos on the Film Combat Syndicate Facebook page, and share your experience with the world. And remember to subscribe to Shannon Lee’s official Facebook page in the link at the top of this article.
|R.I.P. Bruce Lee
November 27, 1940-July 20, 1973
Native New Yorker. Lover of all things pizza, chocolate, pets, and good friends. Karaoke hero. Left of center. Survivor. Fond supporter of cult, obscure and independent cinema - especially fond of Asian movies and global action cinema. Author of the bi-weekly Hit List. Founder and editor of Film Combat Syndicate. Still, very much, only human.