Bruce Lee’s Unexplored Script ‘Warrior’ To Be Filmed By ‘Fast And Furious’ Director

Bruce Lee fans are in for a treat as the legendary martial artist’s unexplored script is poised to turn into a full-fledged television series. According to Deadline, Justin Lin, director of The Fast and the Furious, has teamed with Cinemax to direct a pilot episode of Warrior, a conceptualized martial arts drama whose pilot is based on Bruce Lee’s script.

Set in the post-civil war period, the story of Warrior revolves around a young Chinese martial artist who gets involved in Chinatown’s bloody Tong wars after he arrives in San Francisco. Warrior was Bruce Lee’s passion project and, unfortunately, he was not able to bring it to life due to his untimely death in 1973. The martial arts star passed away just a few days before the release of the critically acclaimed Enter The Dragon, Bruce Lee’s final movie that made him an icon.

Later, his dream project started to take shape when his daughter Shannon Lee approached Cinemax with the goal of producing the drama after she found the Fist of Fury actor’s handwritten notes about the project.

Bruce Lee always had an ever-growing influence on his fans, not only due to his expertise in martial arts but also due to his philosophical thoughts and quotes that are still found to be impactful by many. The greatest testimony of Bruce Lee’s wisdom comes from Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, who has achieved success in her life by living by her father’s philosophies.

For Bruce Lee’s daughter, her father possessed a profound intellect and managed to reach immense heights by developing his personal philosophy based on his epic life. Now fans can enlighten themselves about Bruce Lee’s life and beliefs by listening to The Bruce Lee Podcast, a self-improvement podcast prepared by Shannon Lee with the aim of helping fans in their personal journeys.

Through the podcasts, Shannon wishes to show people that Bruce Lee was wise enough to put his philosophies to practice without indulging in mere talk. According to CBC, Shannon speaks about how her legendary father applied his famous “flow like water” quote in his life during turbulent times.

“In his life, when things started to get frustrating, he would get quiet, and he would sit back into that place of non-judgmental, open awareness and think ‘Okay, how can I flow around this?'”

Apart from his martial arts techniques signature moves, Bruce Lee’s very own philosophies have proved to be a positive guiding light for those who wish to harness their personal skills and groom themselves to excel professionally. In fact, The Big Boss star had used his principles and aphorisms to come up with a new form of martial arts known as Jeet Kune Do, or the “Way of the Intercepting Fist.”

The idea was to encourage his students to develop a perfect martial arts mind and eliminate their mental blocks by clarifying their way of thinking, rather than merely practicing the physical postures and methods as instructed by karate teachers.

Nick Morgan, the famous public speaking coach, has highlighted some of the most important Bruce Lee philosophies that aspiring speakers can rely on to beat stage fear. In fact, some of Bruce Lee’s quotes are frequently used by today’s famous public-speaking gurus to groom top corporate executives. According to Forbes, Nick Morgan has cited one of the martial arts star’s most profound quotes to persuade professionals to sharpen their public-speaking skills by focusing on the positive aspects of their session.

“Keep your mind on the things you want and off those you don’t.”

Finally, Bruce’s “Inwardly, psychologically, be a nobody” quote urges speakers to overcome their ego by reminding themselves of the most valuable lesson: learning is perpetual, and that they will have to continue to perfect their skills throughout their public-speaking journey.

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