Re: Re: Bruce’s letter: to receive $25,000 from Warner for his commitment in “The Warrior"April 8 2017 at 8:07 AM
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Response to Re: Re: Bruce’s letter: to receive $25,000 from Warner for his commitment in “The Warrior"
I am not saying definitively 'yes' but the evidence is pretty strong. The evidence is all around you. Have you been reading this thread?
Ed Spielman and Howard Friedlander wrote the script in 1970 in New York. That script eventually became Kung Fu.
The Warrior is not mentioned by anyone, anywhere, until mid-1971 in a letter by Bruce, who was supposedly discussing it with Ted Ashley, and no one else we know of. Ted Ashley was the Chairman of Warner Bros. He had nothing to do with the television division. He didn't read every script or story idea that got floated through Warner Bros. Bruce also apparently talked to Paramount about it. Shannon has notes of The Warrior her dad left behind. Notes, not a finished script. It was Ed Spielman who had a finished script. And Bruce never met with Ed Spielman or Howard Friedlander (as far as we know). Nobody at Warner Bros or ABC has ever said anything about Bruce Lee's involvement in the Kung Fu series -- except as a possible star. And Linda Lee and various other people have dropped hints about "Bruce's own ideas" and "Bruce's own concept", etc.
E.g. "Warner Brothers then had a show under consideration that was eventually to become the hit TV series Kung Fu. Bruce was called in and did a round of interviews. He had been developing an idea of his own about a rebel Shaolin priest who would roam the US old west..." Alex Ben Block, The Legend of Bruce Lee (p.72). 1974.
Re: Re: Bruce’s letter: to receive $25,000 from Warner for his commitment in “The Warrior" - JACKY on Apr 8, 2017, 9:24 AM