bruce lee: the tv series

China's national broadcaster, China Central Television, has started shooting a 40-part television series on Bruce Lee: China begins filming Bruce Lee TV series.

The dramatic series, The Legend of Bruce Lee began production last weekend in Shunde in southern Guangdong Province, and will later shoot in Hong Kong and the United States. Actor Chen Guokun, who played the goalie in Shaolin Soccer (and did a fair job of imitating Bruce), stars in the title role. Talk about pressure.

This ought to be really interesting, as there have actually been numerous re-tellings of the Bruce Lee story, though most of them have largely been informed by rumor, legend, and sometimes blatant fabrication. So it'll fascinating to see how this one goes. The series is scheduled to start airing in 2008.

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