Re: ‘Warrior’ starts filming on 22 OctoberOctober 14 2017 at 8:56 PM
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I found this part interesting..."Lin recalled “growing up as an Asian American, and hearing the story behind Bruce Lee and the relationship to David Carradine’s Kung Fu.” For years, there had been rumblings that Lee had had a concept for a TV series — coincidentally (or not) called The Warrior, according to Lee’s widow Linda Lee Cadwell — that would’ve featured Lee as an Asian hero in the American West. The version of events that has been widely circulated (but never fully confirmed) is that the studios did not think viewers would embrace an Asian leading man, and Kung Fu was ultimately created with Carradine as the star."
What seems confirmed is that the studio (WB) didn't think audiences would embrace Bruce as an asian lead star in a TV series. Paul Heller, Fred Weintraub, and Tom Kuhn have all pretty much confirmed this in interviews over the years.
What doesn't seem clear is whether Lee's idea and treatment for 'The Warrior' was written before or independently of the Kung Fu script by Ed Spielman and Howard Friedlander.
Re: ‘Warrior’ starts filming on 22 October - Chris Richards on Oct 15, 2017, 6:13 AM
Re: ‘Warrior’ starts filming on 22 October - Chris Richards on Oct 15, 2017, 7:11 PM
Re: ‘Warrior’ starts filming on 22 October - Chris Richards on Oct 15, 2017, 7:12 PM