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Bruce Lee's lost creation to be made into TV series

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Bruce Lee's lost creation to be made into TV series

Bruce Lee's lost creation will be turned into a new television series.

The late actor - who died aged 32 in 1973 - is set to return from the grave with a brand new crime drama entitled 'Warrior'. The show is based on handwritten notes from the 'Fist of Fury' star that were discovered by his 47-year-old daughter Shannon Lee.

The new show will be set in San Francisco's Chinatown after the Civil War, and tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy who finds himself wrapped up in Chinatown Tong wars. Casting has not yet begun on the project, but the show is being developed by Justin Lin and Jonathan Tropper. Shannon will serve as a producer to the project under Bruce Lee Entertainment.

And 'Warrior' isn't the first creation that the 'Big Boss' star left behind. He once developed a script for a movie called 'The Silent Flute', which was ultimately made into the David Carradine film 'Circle of Iron' five years after Bruce's death.

'Circle of Iron' director Richard Moore previously said: "What this project started with was thirty pages of the most incredibly esoteric, non-cinematic stuff I've ever read. I don't know how the hell they would have ever expected to make it into a film. What happened is that Stanley Mann was brought in to flesh it out into a 120-page script. What we ended up with was a far cry from what they had conceived. They were going to do the definitive Zen martial arts film, as I recall. You would have had 30 people look at it."

Speaking about the finished product, Richard - who died in 2009 - added: "It's a goofy little film that sort of fell between the cracks. For kung fu aficionados it was far too esoteric, and for the mainstream audience it was too much chop-sockey. It didn't do too much business, but I had a great deal of fun working on it."