Jason Kothari and John Fusco to Produce Bruce Lee’s ‘The Silent Flute’

Jason Kothari, Hong Kong-born entrepreneur and movie manufacturer who was once an government manufacturer on Vin Diesel-starring  “Bloodshot,” has obtained all rights to The Silent Flute, the non secular martial arts venture co-written by way of martial arts icon Bruce Lee in 1970. The venture is to be arrange as a restricted collection with John Fusco (“Marco Polo”) as screenwriter and government manufacturer.

The tale of “Silent Flute” is ready in a dystopian long run after mankind has suffered from pandemics, fires and civil wars, and the place all guns and struggle arts are banned. It follows a uncooked fighter who overcomes grave hindrances and loss to succeed in enlightenment and turn into the most productive fighter on this planet.

“The Silent Flute” movie script was once a five-year collaboration between Lee and his buddies and martial arts scholars, Oscar-winning author Stirling Silliphant and Oscar-winning actor James Coburn. It encapsulated Lee’s imaginative and prescient for the actual essence of martial arts and the that means of existence and was once his boldest ingenious interest venture. It remained unfinished after Lee’s demise in 1973 minimize quick his temporary movie occupation.

Rights to “The Silent Flute” had been bought from manufacturer Paul Maslansky “Police Academy”), Sasha Maslansky, Kurt Fehtke and Arlene Howard. All be credited as government manufacturers.

Kothari is the previous CEO of Valiant Leisure, a U.S.-based superhero leisure company that secured a five-film handle Sony Footage. He’s additionally at the board of India’s Balaji Telefilms.

“In spite of it having been untouched for part a century, ‘The Silent Flute’ conveys groundbreaking topics for lately, and my ambition is to do justice to the worldwide icon’s robust and galvanizing cinematic imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Kothari. “Having carefully studied his existence and occupation, I’m dedicated to bringing in combination the most productive skill on this planet to make ‘The Silent Flute’ for tens of millions of Lee’s fanatics and honor him.”

Fusco, who lately delivered “The Highwaymen” for Netflix, is a black belt martial artist in 3 other disciplines. He research Lee’s Jeet Kune Do philosophy underneath a number of of Lee’s former scholars.

“What Bruce wrote, along side Sterling Silliphant and my past due pal James Coburn, was once forward of its time and transcends motion drama in profound and provocative tactics. What we are hoping to do is open up the canvas of his tale international and honor his imaginative and prescient within the thrilling approach that epic long-form narrative can do lately,” Fusco mentioned.