Bruce Lee’s Silent Flute Will Play Again

Kung Fu legend’s treatment becomes movie

Bruce Lee’s Silent Flute Will Play Again

by James White |
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Martial arts icon Bruce Lee is staying productive, despite having died in 1973: a treatment called The Silent Flute that he wrote shortly before his death is being turned into a film by producer Paul Malansky.

It’s not actually the first time that the tale has been aimed for the screen – Malansky has previous turned it into 1978’s Circle Of Iron, which saw Jeff Cooper as young warrior Cord the Seeker questing for a fabled Book Of All Knowledge. The movie also feature Christopher Lee playing, not for the first or last time in his career, a wizard.

"The Silent Flute will be an epic martial arts adventure film that promises to honour Bruce Lee's original artistic and philosophical conception," Malansky tells Variety. "It also promises to reach new levels of action and adventure never before seen in martial arts filmmaking."

It’s got financing and a script, from Malansky’s son, Sasha –now it needs a cast and a director. Wonder if Sir Christopher of Lee would agree to give it another shot?

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