'The Bruce Lee Project' Competition Series From Keanu Reeves, Shannon Lee Set for India, Middle East

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The series will feature training drills and challenges inspired by quotes and philosophies of the late martial arts icon.

An original fight competition series called The Bruce Lee Project, produced by a joint venture between the production firms of Keanu Reeves and Lee's daughter Shannon, is set to launch in India and the Middle East.

With competitors training at The Bruce Lee Center, the series will feature training drills and challenges inspired by quotes and philosophies of the late martial arts icon, the companies said Wednesday.

The Bruce Lee Project is presented by So You Think You Know Kung Fu LLC (SYTYKKF), the joint venture between Company Films (co-owned by Reeves and Stephen Hamel), Shannon Lee's Bruce Lee Entertainment LLC, Benaroya Pictures, Metan Global Entertainment Group, which created the series and oversees the global rights and licensing of the format worldwide, and 8K Miles Media Group, a South Asia focused media enterprise headquartered in the U.S.

The 13-episode series will be produced by 8K Miles Media Group and distributed for five seasons in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It is targeted to debut in multiple Indian languages across the globe in 2018. Sales and development for the project is handled by E! Entertainment Television founder and Metan president and CEO  Larry Namer.

The goal of the series is not to find the next Bruce Lee, but to search for male and female “warriors of life” who are physically accomplished as well as thoughtful and spiritual. The training at the Bruce Lee Center is designed to help competitors prepare and condition their body, mind and spirit. The show will consist of 12 hourlong episodes and a 90-minute live finale.

"Bruce Lee has a legacy of inspiration," Reeves said. "It is exciting to see this legacy of inspiration have the opportunity to reach a new generation in The Bruce Lee Project."

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