First Promo Trailer for the Young Bruce Lee Film 'Birth of the Dragon'

September 14, 2016
Source: Deadline

Birth of the Dragon Trailer

"This is kung fu. It's not a game. It is not a religion. It's about who lives, and who dies." Wow - martial arts fans need to take a look at this. The first full 3-minute promo trailer has debuted for a film called Birth of the Dragon, a fictional feature based on the true story of the legendary Bruce Lee. Directed by the guy who made The Adjustment Bureau, the film stars Philip Ng as a cocky, young Bruce Lee living in San Francisco training and teaching his kung fu skills to others. He is confronted by a legendary Shaolin monk named Wong Jack Man, played by Yu Xia, who is upset that he is sullying the art and spirituality of kung fu. This trailer pretty much goes through most of the story, including the token white dude who is a part of the story, played by Billy Magnussen. This looks like it has some fairly kick ass fights and will be inspiring to watch.

Here's the first promo trailer (+ poster) for George Nolfi's Birth of the Dragon, originally from Deadline:

Birth of the Dragon Poster.

Young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee, challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural film chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man. Birth of the Dragon is directed by American writer-turned-filmmaker George Nolfi, director of The Adjustment Bureau, and writer of Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, The Bourne Ultimatum and the TV show "Allegiance" previously. The screenplay is written by Christopher Wilkinson & Stephen J. Rivele. The film just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this month. No official release date is set. Stay tuned for updates. "Kung fu is meant to liberate." Who wants to see this?

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    Looks good. But will it beat IP MAN?
    • Oblique
      Maybe that garbage that was IP MAN 3, but this isn't coming close to IP MAN 1 & 2
  • Sharkman1963
    Wow, Bruce Lee was an arrogant c*ck who had to have some sense knocked into him. Film at 11! Would be cool if Jackie Chan does a cameo as a young student way in the back row of Bruce's class, scared shitless bring unwanted attention to himself..
    • ErrorSapiens
      Who had some sensei knocked into him?
    • Cyberdine
      Dumb on so many levels.
  • Tobi
    Pretty Bad@ass. I like Bruce Lee's character. It kind of reminds me of Mugen from Samurai Champloo
  • Miguel Sandoval
    Need Release Date Please!
  • InNolanWeTrust
    Oh hell yeah. Sold.
  • TXSteadyEddie
    Looks stellar, I'm in...
  • Feels like three different films running into each other... Looks fun.
  • shiboleth
    I liked Grandmasters, no matter how fictional that was. This looks different, less classy, but still somehow fun and watchable ...
  • grimjob
    Looks cool, definitely have to check this out. Anyone else find it strange that they're name-dropping X-Men? Not only is it a film that is 16 years old, but one that isn't remembered for any martial arts choreography. Been awhile since I've seen it, but I can't recall any.
  • Cyberdine
    Will definitely watch. Bruce Lee's skill and charisma is not an easy thing to duplicate. Dragon was good but its so antiquated and 50% of that movie was inaccurate. Hopefully this will pay more justice to Bruce.
  • buscando
    Great info, thanks!
  • Henry Willis
    Sadly, It just looks like another subpar movie. Dragon, The Bruce Lee story is still epic.




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