Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Bruce Lee-Inspired Martial Arts Crime Drama, WARRIOR, Gets A Pilot Order For Cinemax
If you're not subscribed to Cinemax and you love martial arts action and Bruce Lee, then take heed to this latest bit of news as a sign that you should. Following updates last May, the word now is that a pilot order has been given for Warrior, the latest effort hailing from Star Trek: Beyond helmer Justin Lin who is executive producing the pilot and may well direct.
From a script by executive producer, hit action series Banshee co-creator, Tropper Ink's own Jonathan Tropper, the pilot will kick off the potential series set in the aftermath of the Civil War when a young martial artist from China arrives in San Francisco, only to find himself swept into the bloody war between rival Tong factions in Chinatown. The series was the first of several projects that began conception early on as Lin pacted with Chinese media magnate Bruno Wu for the launch of Perfect Storm Entertainment's TV shingle back in 2013.
The project is based on Lee's earlier writings which never saw the light of day after his death in 1973, until they were discovered by Shannon Lee, daughter of the iconic film legend and CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises, prior to jumping aboard with Lin and Wu and introducing it to Cinemax. Lee herself will also executive produce in addition to Perfect Storm’s president, Troy Craig Poon, and head of television, Danielle Woodrow.
Warrior is just one of several moves for Lee in helping fullfil her late father's film legacy with BLE also moving forward with the development of what it has since coined as "the definitive Bruce Lee biopic" as of last February.