Justin Lin, the director behind the recent “Star Trek: Beyond” and “Fast & the Furious 6,” will be executive producing “Warrior,” a crime drama based on material written by Bruce Lee, according to a report from Deadline. Cinemax has ordered a pilot for the series, which will follow a martial arts prodigy in San Francisco’s Chinatown who becomes entangled in the Tong Wars, according to the publication.
In the last years of his life, Lee had previously written and directed a few films, including the 1972 film “Way of the Dragon.” After the actor’s death in 1973, Lee’s daughter Shannon found a large collection of Lee’s notes about the concept of “Warrior,” according to Deadline. In 2013, Justin Lin’s production company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, partnered with Lee’s daughter to produce Lee’s material.
The project marks the company's second foray into television, as Lin executive produces the CBS drama, “Scorpion.” The pilot for "Warrior" was written by “Jonathan Tropper,” who co-created Cinemax’s drama “Banshee.”
No casting choices have yet been announced for the pilot.