House of Lee, the anime about martial arts legend Bruce Lee, has released the first teaser.
As reported by Deadline, the preview was directed by Emily Yang, co-founder of content platform Shibuya. According to a synopsis, the project is “an action/fantasy series that sees Bruce fight to gather his Dragon Warriors before the world sinks too deep into darkness and darkness.” .” It will be inspired by Lee’s quote, “Those who do not know they are walking in the dark will never seek the light.” A full trailer will be released later this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Lee’s most critically acclaimed film, Enter the Dragon, with the series slated for release in 2024.
The legend of Bruce Lee continues
The series was created by Shannon Lee, the daughter of Bruce Lee, who became a producer herself. “Anime is a great medium to tell a really creative story in which Bruce could be Bruce Lee,” she said of the project. “I’m excited about the potential for action, fantasy, history, culture and creativity in this medium.” Shannon chose to work with Shibuya for House of Lee based on the company’s earlier animated short White Rabbit. “I love Emily and Shibuya’s point of view,” she explains. “They are creative, hard-working, skilled artists with a great brand, I just knew they would make the perfect collaborators. The way everything comes together organically speaks volumes about our potential for collaboration and that’s amazing!”
Yang herself described what drew her to the project. “I found myself instantly resonating with the story because it touched on spiritual themes, the battle against your inner demons, and so many aspects of the AAPI experience,” she said. “It’s a personal story, Shannon wanted to really keep control and ownership of the creation. At Shibuya, our mission is to help creators do just that, and so I knew this was something we had to be involved in.”
Shannon Lee is executive producer of Warrior, a martial arts crime drama based on the works of Bruce Lee that is currently airing its third season on Max. She has previously acted in films such as High Voltage, Enter the Eagles and Epoch. She has also starred in two documentaries about her father, I Am Bruce Lee in 2012 and Be Water in 2020, as both an interviewee and a producer.
House of Lee is slated to release in 2024. Enter the Dragon will return to theaters on its 50th Anniversary on August 13 and 16.
Source: Deadline, YouTube