Bruce Lee Table Tennis nunchucks
BRUCIE BONUS: Lee in his heyday and his brother Robert [NC]
Producers of a film about his Hong Kong martial arts teacher Ip Man want a computer-generated image of Bruce to fight with real-life actors.
The star died aged 32 in 1973 following a brain seizure after making a handful of movies.
Now producers of Ip Man 3 plan to superimpose his image on to the movements of body doubles.
But relatives are trying to block the plan, accusing movie makers Pegasus of cashing in on Bruce’s enduring fame.
Pegasus has discussed the project with the star’s younger brother Robert Lee, who is said to back the idea.
But other family members are not keen.
“People never tire of seeing all the old film footage of Bruce. Anything new would be a sensation”A fan
A spokesman for Bruce Lee Enterprises said: “We intend to seek all remedies available to stop Pegasus from including the computer-generated version of Bruce Lee.”
Company boss Kris Scott said the use of Bruce’s image would be “completely unauthorised”.
He added: “Robert Lee is not authorised to represent any intellectual property rights in connection with Bruce Lee in any way.”
But Pegasus chairman Raymond Wong said: “The matter is now with our lawyers.”
Enter The Dragon star Bruce is still the martial arts world’s most lucrative actor, despite being dead for 42 years.
A fake YouTube video of him playing table tennis with nunchucks has been watched more than 16million times.
And a computer generated fight with modern kung fu star Donnie Yen has gained four million hits.
One fan said: “People never tire of seeing all the old film footage of Bruce. Anything new would be a sensation.”