Cinemax Orders a Pilot for Justin Lin’s Warrior, Bruce Lee’s Passion Project

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Bruce Lee's passion project lives on through Justin Lin. Deadline reports that Cinemax has ordered a pilot for Warrior, written by Jonathan Tropper and produced by Lin, with the Fast and the Furious director also looking to direct. The latest iteration of Warrior has the Lee family blessing, with Bruce's daughter Shannon Lee serving as an executive producer and writer on the show. Warrior is based off of the show that Bruce Lee had been working on for years in the 1960s, and follows a young martial-arts prodigy from China who immigrates to San Francisco and finds himself caught up in the middle of the Tong Wars in Chinatown.  According to his wife Linda Lee Cadwell, Lee's project was stolen by Warner Bros. and later bastardized as Kung Fu, starring David Carradine. Facing blatant discrimination, Lee decided to leave Hollywood for Hong Kong where he made a string of hits in the early '70s to become the kung fu legend that he is now. Not even time can keep Bruce Lee down.