Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Chow is to make his Hollywood directorial debut with the film adaptation of comicdom's Green Hornet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Kung Fu Hustle star is also taking on the role of Kato, played by the legendary Bruce Lee in the 1960s TV series, alongside Seth Rogen as the masked crime-fighter. Rogen, who has reportedly slimmed down for the role, has written the screenplay with his Superbad partner Evan Goldberg. "I'm excited to be taking on The Green Hornet - obviously I've been a huge fan of the show since I was a kid," Chow said. "The idea of stepping into Bruce Lee's shoes as Kato is both humbling and thrilling, and to get the chance to direct the project as my American movie debut is simply a dream come true." The Green Hornet is due to hit cinemas in June 2010.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Farewell to a Dear Friend, Mentor and Martial Artist On Wednesday, the 06th of August 2008, a friend, mentor, teacher, brother and ... Hon. Sigung, DeWelle F. (Skip) Ellsworth, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on the Island of Cebu, the Philippines. Skip Ellsworth was one of Sijo Bruce Lee’s first students in Seattle, Washington from 1959-1963, however, he remained in constant contact with Sijo Lee until his death. Skip was a true and great friend to many who had the pleasure to know him and will be missed by us all. However, he leaves behind a great legacy through his innovative teachings in log home building techniques, his personal writings on all subjects near and dear to him, his authorised writings about Sijo Bruce Lee by Paul Bax, his wonderful six-children, and the unselfish vision he had to develop a fund for the specific purpose of saving lives of the poor children in the Philippines, through providing financial assistance for immediate medical care and attention.
This fund is presently known as the “Alfonso Fund”, but with permission from Mr. Alfonso through Skip’s widow, Belle, I’ve requested that the fund’s name be changed to the, “Skip Ellsworth Memorial Fund", so that he may forever be remembered.
May he rest in peace with the knowledge that his memory will live on through his vision, and legacies. Below is an excerpt from Skip’s favourite poem by T.S. Elliot. As mentioned to me, this is how Skip felt when people would at times approach him to talk about Sijo Bruce Lee. ÖTime for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea. In the room the people come and go Talking of Michelangelo (Bruce Lee). In Deep Respect Dr. C. Gigante MacBaine, Mr. Bernd Hoehle & Martial Arts Association - International ( www.MAA I.com).
Thursday, September 04, 2008
It is with sadness that Peer in Norway I got the message from David Tadman that Bruce Lee’s older brother Peter Lee has passed away:
“Robert Lee, Phoebe Lee and Agnes Lee wanted to thank everyone for their support of their brother Bruce Lee and at this time of deep sadness, they would ask if all the Bruce Lee fans on this forum and around the world will say a prayer for their brother Peter who just passed away yesterday. They want everyone to know that Bruce loved Peter and at times they were in competition with one another, Bruce-always looked up-to him.”