Bruce Lee’s Silent Flute To Be Played Again

April 16, 2010 by  
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Bruce210Bruce Lee may have been dead since 1973 but a treatment he wrote for a film shortly before his untimely death is going to be made into a film by producer Paul Maslansky.

Maslansky, who produced several of the Police Academy movies and the nightmare-inducing Return To Oz, previously had a crack at the script with 1978′s Circle Of Iron, which saw Jeff Cooper as a young warrior searching for the Book Of All Knowledge. It also features David Carradine and Christopher Lee playing, wait for it, 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,” Maslansky told Variety, “It also promises to reach new levels of action and adventure never before seen in martial arts filmmaking.” Nothing like Police Academy then.

It already has financing and a script, all it needs is a director and a cast. Given that Christopher Lee isn’t shy of putting in cameos in every now and then (see our review of The Heavy), it wouldn’t be a great leap of imagination to see him cast again.

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  1. Steve says:

    Both Bruce and David went before their time. Carradine’s death was particularly tragic (The mysterious death is the topic of a new book, “David Carradine: The Eye of My Tornado”). I hope that the Bruce Lee script works out.