Dragon is inspired by the true-life duel between Lee and Wong Jack Man, who was China’s most famous Kung Fu Master. The no-rules fight took place in San Francisco in 1965, when the city’s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads.Groundswell Productions chief Michael London said in a statement:
Stephen Rivele and Chris Wilkinson have taken a little-known chapter in the life of Bruce Lee and used it as a jumping-off point for a bold, exciting story about the making of an international legend.Furthermore, THR added that the plot of the film will see Lee teamed up with Wong to fight the Chinese triads that controlled Chinatown at the time, which is not quite a biopic, but a mix of biopic and action film. No word yet, of course who will star as Lee, or who might direct. Bearing in mind How Bruce Lee Changed the World or the last Hollywood’s Lee biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, I remain very cautious. As for Wilkinson and Rivele, they also penned Mercury, the story of Queen singer Freddie Mercury, which is set up at GK Films with Sacha Baron Cohen still set to play the frontman in the film.