I Am Bruce Lee
There can never be too many Bruce Lee films. Nor documentaries, and this next creation is set to be a winner. Director Pete McCormack and co-producer Derik Murray of Network Entertainment, breath fresh light into the ku-fu icon's life in I Am Bruce Lee. Of course, Shannon Lee and mother Linda Lee Cadwell are approached by countless filmmakers, all wanting to reinterpret the Lee story, however, neither saw any urgency in another project. However, something about Network's pitch appealed to daughter, and Bruce Lee licence co-holder, Shannon Lee. "What struck me about their proposal was it had a whole vision. They wanted to look at all the different parts of my dad," said Lee to Katherine Monk of Canada.com. "I think the film really shows the influence my father had on so many people... and they were influenced by him, not just as a fighter, but as a philosopher. He was a pretty deep thinker, my dad." Utilising a mixture of new interviews with "warriors" such as Mickey Rourke, Kobe Bryant and Ed O'Neill, and rare archival footage, I Am Bruce Lee goes deeper into the Lee philosophy, putting the kung-fu fighting into perspective and expressing the true nature of how Lee influenced so many people around him - whether it be deflecting a swift punch or overcoming some of life's hardest obstacles.
I Am Bruce Lee on limited release, February 9th 2012 in the US (Australia TBC)