We’ve got our hands on the first official trailer of Birth of the Dragon, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by George Nolfi and starring Philip Ng, Billy Magnussen, and Xia Yu:
BIRTH OF THE DRAGON
Inspired by actual events.
A monk looking for redemptio. / An icon waiting to be born.
The fight that became legend.
The legend that became Bruce Lee
“Young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee (Philip Ng), challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California.
In 1960s Oakland, a hotbed of hippie counterculture and radical politics, young Bruce Lee (Philip Wan-Lung Ng) does some radical cultural work of his own, teaching a martial arts style he himself developed. The Bay Area Chinese community frowns on his sharing of ancient ways with non-Chinese, but Lee is a rebel. He’s intrigued when rugged white American Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen) walks into the class. McKee is a film actor and a risk-taker who proves an apt pupil, and Lee, fascinated by the American’s line of work, is equally eager to learn the way of motion pictures.
But Shaolin martial arts master Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu) has been sent from China to stop Lee’s heretical education initiative. And so things lead towards an epic showdown between Lee and Wong — with the very legacy of Chinese tradition at stake.”
There are also two new posters, take a look below:
Not all legends are fiction.
Not all dragons are myths.
From watching the trailer do you think the film will be faithful to Bruce Lee’s life and his work? Share your thoughts below!
Still no official release date.