Saturday, November 25, 2006

Please no...

Sometimes I think that the technology used to create effects in movies has gone too far.

It was bad enough when they used images of Audrey Hepburn to advertise The Gap or when they made Fred Astaire dance with a vacuum cleaner to advertise Dirt Devil Vacuums but now, despite being dead for 33 years, director Rob Cohen, who made 1993's (fluke fantastic) Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, will recreate Bruce Lee using digital effects for an upcoming movie project called Rage and Fury. Cohen says, "Rage And Fury will feature an entirely photo-realistic Bruce Lee with new, advanced digital technology. Digital Domain who did XXX and STEALTH with me are on it big time".


This whole project just offends me, if Bruce Lee was still alive lending his support that would be one thing but it sort of feels creepy to use his image this way. I mean imagine the outrage if someone decided to digitally recreate Humphrey Bogart and Claude Raines for a Casablanca sequel. It just all feels so sleezy and wrong.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I whole-heartedly agree,thats an ABSURD Idea.

Anonymous said...

No way can you recreate genius with a digital image. I say let him rest, and enjoy the films and work he acomplished during his life.

-Scurvy

shadowlit said...

As i have said before and would stand in front of any Director, ad agency, producer, filmboard and state..

"Our film industry as a whole is a pity."

Anonymous said...

Hey, they can have Bruce Lee fight against Jar-Jar Binks!....

Becca said...

Only if Jar- Jar gets to wear the famous yellow track suit.