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Death Is No Longer An Obstacle For Actors

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 10:32 AM Central

by John Couture

With the recent advances in technology and the release of Final Fantasy this year, we've all speculated that computers could signal the end of the live action actor. Well, perhaps, we had the argument all wrong. Maybe technology will allow actors to live forever.

One company is hoping just that. ShinCine has acquired the likeness rights to Bruce Lee from his family so that he can star in a new live-action kung fu movie, Dragon Warrior. The important words being star and live-action. This marks the first time that a real person will be digitally re-created to fill a major role.

If this movie works, it means that stars could continue to make movies long after their death. Not only that, but young actresses can stay that way. Imagine a world in which Julia Roberts and her smile continue to make movies without aging a day.

Perhaps, Denis Leary will get his wish and see the Duke in something more challenging than those horrible Coors Light commercials...