once upon a time in hollywood cast bruce lee

Here’s a rumor that’s officially been confirmed: Mike Moh is playing legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Moh joins a huge cast of actors who are playing a mix of real-life figures and fictional characters. More on Mike Moh as Bruce Lee below.

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Enter the Dragon remake

For many, the idea of remaking the 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts film Enter the Dragon may seem like a fool’s errand. But Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch is in early talks to do just that, taking over after versions from directors like Spike Lee and Brett Ratner never came to pass. Read on for more about the Enter the Dragon remake.
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Bruce Lee - SH Figuarts Figure

The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This edition of The Toy Box has a great new figure for The Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series, a special Mandalorian backpack just in time for you to go back to school, a nice set of Marvel bookends to help keep all your comics organized and more.

Check out all the items in The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

In this edition of The Toy Box, there’s quite a bit of new stuff coming to San Diego Comic-Con. The good news is that some of those items will be available for sale after the convention after first being sold at Comic-Con. There’s plenty of new Star Wars figures, a couple new Ghostbusters items, goodies for fans of Transformers, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Warcraft, Breaking Bad and much more.

See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »

philip ng bruce lee

Casting someone to play legendary martial artist Bruce Lee isn’t like recasting Captain Kirk or James Bond. This guy isn’t just a cinematic persona that a new actor can try on like a suit – he was a real-deal badass whose cinematic persona was built around the fact that he could take down every last challenger in the room.

So best of luck to Hong Kong-born actor Philip Ng, who has been officially cast in the Bruce Lee not-quite-a-biopic Birth of the Dragon, which is about to begin filming under the direction of The Adjustment Bureau‘s George Nolfi.

Hit the jump for more on the Philip Ng Bruce Lee casting.

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Bruce Lee TV series

Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious series, True Detective season 2) is taking inspiration from the writings and concepts of Bruce Lee to create a new TV show. Warrior is being developed for Cinemax based on notes Lee put together for a TV series he never got to develop properly before his untimely death at age 32.  Read More »

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When new info about Ip Man 3 arrived a few days ago, the big surprise wasn’t that Mike Tyson would play a significant role in the film, but that producers planned to feature the late Bruce Lee via a CG recreation of the martial artist and actor. We’d heard that a stalled deal with Lee’s estate had prevented the icon from appearing in Ip Man 2, and assumed this plan meant that things had been worked out with the estate.

In fact, that’s not at all the case. Now, using the legal equivalent of the one-inch punch, Bruce Lee Enterprises (BLE) is suing the producers of Ip Man 3 to prevent the CG Bruce Lee plan from coming to fruition. Read More »

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The first two Ip Man films are quite good, but the third, which is just starting to go into production, is already starting to sound like it features some odd decisions. Not only will Mike Tyson show up in a significant role in Ip Man 3, but the producers of the film are resorting to visual effects to revive one of the title character’s most famous students.

This third chapter in the story of the martial artist who ended up teaching the late Bruce Lee will finally feature Lee himself. (OK, Lee appeared as a child at the very end of Ip Man 2.) But while the people behind Ip Man 3 tried to find someone who could play a young version of Lee in the movie, they failed to do so. So they’re just going to use a CG Bruce Lee instead.  Read More »

Bruce Lee biopic

The Bruce Lee biopic called Birth of the Dragon has been in development for a little over a year and now just nabbed a very interesting director. George Nolfi, who wrote and directed The Adjustment Bureau and also wrote Ocean’s Twelve and The Bourne Ultimatum, will direct the film. Birth of the Dragon uses the story of Lee’s real-life fight with a most famous Kung Fu master as a jump off to tell his rise to international superstardom. Read More »

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Craig Drake Die Hard

Most of you probably didn’t notice, but I took the day off last Friday. Why? Because I was so excited by the artwork of Craig Drake.

Drake’s work should be recognizable to most. He’s got a very distinctive, technical approach that blurs the line between minimal and expressive, with a heavy dash of graphic ’80s style. He places iconic images on a simple, flat background, and makes them explode off the wall. He’s had posters at Mondo, Bottleneck, Ltd. Art and others, but this week marked his first solo show. And as is the case with any artist finally given their own exhibit, he wanted to do something amazing. He succeeded.

Drake’s show, which is on display the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, turns his trademark style up to eleven. Not only is he tackling a ton of popular pop culture properties (Star Wars, Die Hard, Aliens, Cowboy Bebop, Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Escape from New York and others), he’s doing so with a newly found depth and passion. Each piece is better and more detailed than the last. Plus, Drake took many of the pieces and blew them up double the size of a normal poster. These “Mega Metals” make the whole show feel like an interactive experience.

Below, we’ve got images of all the art in Craig Drake’s show, which is on display through April 27.  Read More »