Bruce Lee’s shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death (1978). Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement which is chronicled in Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007). In the film the search process is seen through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is. The mockumentary film is directed by Justin Lin and was shot in 18 days.
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007) is a comedy that satirizes the production of Game Of Death (1978) —which used body doubles and clips from other Lee movies to get the movie finished. Finishing the Game also addresses racial stereotypes placed on the Asian community.
The world premiere of Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007) took place at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was an Official Selection. It was also selected as the opening night film at the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.