Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, posed alongside Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday, proudly holding up a shirt that sported the image of her iconic father.
The scene came from a press conference in Penang where Lee officially announced that the Malaysian state would be a shooting location for upcoming film Little Dragon, focused on her late father’s formative years.
“We will be trying to replicate the 1950s era in Hong Kong. A portion of the film will be filmed in Penang before we head to Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia studios in Johor Baru and then to Foshan, China, to film the rest of the movie,” said Lee yesterday, according to the Malaysia Chronicle.
Jun’an, in Foshan's Shunde District, is the location of Bruce Lee’s ancestral home, built by his grandfather Lee Zhenbiao. According to most sources, he only lived in the residence for a short time.
Little Dragon is expected to have a two-hour running time. It'll be directed by the award-winning Shekhar Kapur, and is slated to be released by the end of next year.