Variety says that a three-part biopic about martial arts king Bruce Lee is being made in cooperation with the family of Hong Kong’s most famous native son, who died 36 years ago this week.
The family is working with China’s J.A. Media on Bruce Lee, which will start shooting in October with Tony Leung Ka-fai as Lee’s father. Additional cast and director have not yet been set.
However, filmmaker Zhang Yimou has said many times that he is keen to shoot a film of Lee’s life.
The first part is scheduled for release on Nov. 27, 2010, the 70th anniversary of Lee’s birth.