A new BIRTH OF THE DRAGON promo reel has been released in conjunction with the world premiere screening of the film at the Toronto Film Festival.
Director George Nolfi tells Deadline that he immediately loved the script, written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele, and that he instantly liked the way Bruce Lee was presented: “It was such a fun and unexpected portrayal of him, not the flow-like-water Buddhist-influenced philosopher martial artist. He was only 24. I liked the notion of Bruce Lee, different than I had seen him before. Still in a very favorable light but not the fully matured Bruce Lee with a clear desire to break the glass ceiling, become a star, and bring Kung Fu to the wider Western world … he had a self-confidence bordering on cockiness that I found really endearing and hysterical. It was obvious this guy was going to go through the transformation from what he was … to the Bruce Lee that I knew.”