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Remake for iconic Bruce Lee film
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Bruce Lee died in 1973 from swelling of the brain
Bruce Lee's iconic 1973 martial arts movie Enter the Dragon is to be remade for a new audience, Hollywood studio Warner Bros has announced.

The film, renamed as Awaken the Dragon, will be about an FBI agent who investigates a Shaolin monk and underground kung fu fight clubs.

The remake will be written and directed by Kurt Sutter, who also produces the US hit police drama The Shield.

Warner Bros has yet to reveal who will be cast in the lead role.

In Enter the Dragon, Lee played a kung fu fighter who infiltrates an island occupied by a rogue martial artist.

Lee was 32 when he died in 1973 from swelling of the brain.

The action star was known for films in which he portrayed characters that defended the Chinese and the working class from oppressors.

In April, it was announced a 40-part series is being made by Chinese state television about the life of the late martial arts star.




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