In 1964, Bruce Lee took on Chinese martial artist and teacher Wong Jack Man in a secret fight. Over the years, details of the fight that have been revealed have been disputed by both parties and following the tragic death of Bruce Lee in 1973, we’ll never know the true story. But that’s never stopped Hollywood.
Birth of the Dragon attempts to tell the story of the fight, with Philip Ng as Bruce Lee and Xia Yu as Wong Jack Man. While it’s assuredly not the true story of what went down, the trailer looks like there’s plenty of ass kicking action, so we’ll go with it.
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.