Bruce Lee Mockumentary Set to Open Reel Asian

Bruce Lee Mockumentary Set to Open 'Reel Asian'


A crowd-pleaser when it played at Sundance last January, Justin Lin's comic satire Finishing the Game will be the Opening Night Gala for this year's Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Lin, who shot to fame with the dark teen drama Better Luck Tomorrow, returns to his indie roots after a quick foray into big budget studio movies (Annapolis, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). The young Taiwanese-American director had also at one point seriously considered doing a remake of Oldboy (well thank God that fell through).

Finishing the Game is a played-for-laughs account -- in the style of This Is Spinal Tap -- of what might have happened after the sudden death of Bruce Lee and the fate of his passion project Game of Death. Leaving behind just 12 minutes of footage from the movie that would become famous for the yellow jumpsuit and the battle with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, studio execs -- not wasting any opportunity to cash in on the icon's popularity -- went on a wild and absurd search for Lee's replacement.

The Reel Asian International Film Festival runs from Nov. 14 - 18, check out the website for the full schedule.


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