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Kung Fu star Bruce Lee to make digital comeback
( 2001-11-18 16:22 ) (7 )

A Korean film maker is planning to bring Hong Kong martial arts icon Bruce Lee back to the silver screen, nearly 30 years after his death, using digital technology, a report said Sunday.

ShinCine Films will use the latest in digital animation technology to bring the territory's greatest movie star back to life in a 390-million Hong Kong dollar (US$50.1 million) film aptly entitled "Dragon Warrior", the South China Morning Post reported.

Lee's name in Chinese -- Siu Loong -- means small dragon.

Lee's voice will be remodelled using a computer and the use of digital technology will enable the star to interact with live-action actors.

Korean and Japanese writers are currently drafting the script, but it is hoped the film will be ready for launch within three years.

The Korean company claims it has secured the rights to Lee's likeness from the Bruce Lee Estates, which is controlled by Lee's widow Linda Lee Cadwell, the report added.

Lee's 60th birthday anniversary was celebrated in the territory last year. He died under suspicious circumstances from a cerebral oedema at a friend's house in Kowloon Tong in 1973 while at the height of his fame.

Born in San Francisco, Lee became Hong Kong's most celebrated movie icon after starring in martial arts classics including "The Way of the Dragon" and "Fist of Fury". 



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