Scribes Board Bruce Lee Pic

SCRIBES Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson, whose biopic work includes Oliver Stone’s Nixon and Michael Mann’s Ali, have come aboard the QED International and Groundswell Productions Bruce Lee project Birth Of The Dragon.

THR reports the writers will use the tale of Lee’s legendary 1965 San Francisco no-rules fight with Chinese Kung Fu master Wong Jack Man as the jumping off point for the pic’s storyline. San Francisco’s Chinatown was at that time controlled by Hong Kong triads. In the Dragon tale, Lee and Wong will reportedly team up to fight Chinatown gangsters.

QED CEO Bill Block, Groundswell’s founder Michael London, Wilkinson and Rivele will produce the project with Kelly Mullen exec producing.