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- The Silent Flute, known as martial arts icon Bruce Lee’s lost movie, is also being developed with the backing of the China State Film fund. Based on the last and unfinished script co-written by Lee, screen legend James Coburn, and In the Heat of the Night screenwriter Stirling Silliphant – both martial arts students of Lee at the time – the project has been revived with the blessing of Lee’s widow and daughter. A dystopic sci-fi fantasy set 800 years in the future, the film is casting two male leads from China and Hollywood, and will be co-produced by Beijing-based Heshan Media, with Jay Rifkin, Kyle Jackson, and Heshan CEO Jiang Ping as producers.
- Jesse Glover, the first student of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died on Wednesday (27 June) at age 77 after a battle with cancer, according to close friend and past student Steve Smith. Glover, a lifelong Seattlite, used what he learned from Lee and his days as a judo champion to become a prominent leader in the martial arts community himself. While developing a method called Non-Classical Gung Fu, he worked as a private martial arts trainer in Seattle and eventually taught across the nation and as far as Germany. Lee and Glover met in 1959 while attending Edison Technical School, now Seattle Central Community College. Glover had already seen Lee demonstrate Gung Fu on stage when he ran into him on campus and asked to be his first student. They became good friends and trained together for four years.