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Today's news of the weird! Bruce Lee: The Amusement Park? With Bruce Lee-bots? Could happen...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the hands down oddest bit of geekiness I've heard in a long while. "The Fark Man" sent me a link to this website here which had this bit of news about an amusement park being developed in China:

Time for some WEIRD Theme Park News story of the year. What could be stranger than a proposed Dracula theme park in Romania? How about a new park themed after the legendary Bruce Lee? Chinese news sources are reporting that just such a theme park is being planned and will feature a roller coaster that will feature Bruce Lee’s signature “screams and grunts” Wait... it gets even better. The park will be “patrolled by Bruce Lee ‘mannequin robots’ radio-controlled from inside a giant statue of the late film star.” Somehow... I doubt we’ll see this idea come to life.

Bruce Lee-bots? A Bruce Lee rollercoaster with his vocalizations at every twist and turn? God bless the Chinese. I know WESTWORLD warned us of exactly this kind of park, but... Please have this actually happen! Please!!!



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  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    wtf

    by RefriedBeaner

    primero?

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:33 a.m. CST

    i avoided "first" lameness

    by RefriedBeaner

    by using Spanish...I still feel like an ass

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:35 a.m. CST

    did anyone else...

    by waggy

    ...picture the "itchy and scratchy land" episode of the simpsons when they got to the part about the bruce lee robots? only difference is in this case the humans wouldn't stand a chance.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:50 a.m. CST

    What does this have to do with Transformers?

    by Dead-Kid

    Maybe the Bruce Lee bots will combine with the rollercoaster to form "Bruce-inator Supreme" and fight Megatron in the last ten minutes before the park closes.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST

    cinco?

    by delatao

    this sounds too cool to be true. whatever happened to that proposed CGI Bruce Lee film?

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2 a.m. CST

    the scroll in "Fist of Fury"..

    by nolan bautista

    ..should read that "Chinese are the sickest in the head men of Asia". What a bizzare idea..

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Westworld?

    by DutchFudge

    What I would like to see is a theme park with real, living and breathing dinosaurs. Now that would be cool!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:27 a.m. CST

    One good thing about it

    by Doc_Strange

    If someone steals something, the bruce Lee-bots would use some wicked JKD on the culprit. I think it would almost be worth it stealing something then having my ass handed to me by a robot.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:33 a.m. CST

    You know what this means, don't you?

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    It means American citizens will HAVE to flock to this place in large groups, all wearing cameras around their necks to take a picture of Bruce Lee every one and a half seconds. It's high time the Asians experience THAT little cultural quirk, don't you think?

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:33 a.m. CST

    TOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOOON!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    How about a Seagal park?

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Not Soon Enough!

    by OBSD

    That's one of the most awesome ideas ever!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 2:39 a.m. CST

    They should have done it 20 years ago.

    by sillypig

    1 more or at a stretch 2 more generational gaps and Bruce Lee won't matter anymore. It's like Frank Sinatra getting a theme park.. I know he's famous but I don't give a crap. I do give a crap about Bruce though.. buut it'll be surreal going to theme park dedicated to him. So if this is real and unless it's financed by the government, I give this 5-10 years tops.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I must be going mad

    by Spazwankle

    I read that entire article as Bruce Willis instead of Bruce Lee. I only stopped to think when it mentioned "late film star". I'm going completely west.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Snakes on a Bruce Lee

    by The Dum Guy

    You know it'll never live up to the hype, even if they come alive and kill people.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Snakes on a Bruce Willis

    by The Dum Guy

    Even more marketable.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 3:19 a.m. CST

    It sounds

    by DonnieDorko

    like some kinda Demon have opened up a Gateway to TRUE EVIL. maybe.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 4:38 a.m. CST

    delatao

    by DirkD13"

    CGI Bruce Lee movie?!?! Is this true? Please God no, that's sounds like a hideous idea, as does this theme park.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 7:08 a.m. CST

    'Snakes on Bruce' from Jaws

    by tompbeast

    So There'll be loads of skinny kungFu'ing staff members with bad bowl-cut wigs and funny music playing? while you eat your Sweet and Sour Hotdog. sounds cool!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 7:12 a.m. CST

    East world!

    by tompbeast

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 7:58 a.m. CST

    delatao, wasn't that CGI "Movie" actually a game?

    by ComputerGuy68

    I thought it was...

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Ain't It Weird Bruce Lee Theme Park News!

    by brycemonkey

    Now *thats* a website... And yes, there is no way I would ever go to a futuristic theme park, patrolled by robot Bruce Lees for obvious reasons.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I HEARD THAT........

    by connor187

    There is a plan for a CGI Bruce Lee movie but they are waiting for the technology to be capable of potraying photorealistic humans. Everything else would be live action with a CGI Bruce kicking arse...personly I think it could be great. With the rights in place in the future you could see new John Wayne westerns etc.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Should start an "AICN WTF

    by Kampbell-Kid

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST

    They can hire Scotty Pippen to play that guy

    by Big Bad Clone

    from Return of the Dragon that did the "Chinese Spare ribs" gag. I'd also love to see a guy dressed up as Wolfman Jack from the same pick and that effeminate dude that was in that and the Chinese Connection. "Such rippling muscles!"

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Can't be any more tasteless...

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    ...than the Bruce Lee Mars Bar ad. Because, you know, Bruce Lee was clearly all about the selling of the chocolate bars and theme park rides. Why let someone rest in peace and dignity when you can use them as a merchandising tool to sell pop-tarts or some other dumb useless shit. Not cool. At all. As for people who actually want to see the likes of Bruce Lee and John Wayne turned into glorified CGI cartoons, because "that would be cool", fuck you. Hard.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Give them points for creativity--

    by Batutta

    I like this bizarre, funky concept...They should follow up with the Jim Kelly "Blackbelt Jones" Theme Park!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    "Boards... don't hit back."

    by JDanielP

    Maybe they should have a sign over the front gates... saying "ENTER the DRAGON" (heh,heh).

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    The Park's investors now think Bruce was "too asian"

    by oceansized

    So they're going to make it a David Carradine theme park instead. Get it? 'Cause in the tv show Kung Fu--awww nevermind!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Win a prize!

    by Alientoast

    Instead of the booths where you shoot a water gun into a hole and fill a balloon, there could be replicas of Jackie Chan. First person to snap his neck like Bruce did in Enter the Dragon wins a free dragon plushie! You get a free play if you can emulate Bruce's face after he did it.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST

    robot v. robot

    by maxwell's hammer

    I can't wait to see the Bruce Lee Robot battle the Yul Brynner Robot!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Flashbacks of Kentucky Fried Movie.

    by CreasyBear

    "You have our gwatitude!"

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Weird News

    by Kink

    ...but totally awesome!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 6:42 p.m. CST

    It could be bad or could be good.

    by HellKing

    The way most of you are making it, of course it sounds terrible. But who's to say that instead of the typical stunt show you see like at Universal, you have martial arts demostrations and shows. There are alreadt martial arts acrobatic tours. I bet those stunts would look more spectacular in person than the ones at an American theme park just Honk Kong stunts in movies look more edgy than American stunts. It could have potential but if's just Bruce Lee's face name and faces painted on rides then what's the point? BTW, the one that asked if there was a Bruce Lee CGI movie in the works... there was one planned. Industrial Light and Magic was supposed to do a completely CGI Bruce Lee in a live-action martial arts movie movie. Heard of nothing about it since. SO either the movie was dropped or they're still waiting for better technology to do it.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 7:29 p.m. CST

    ADDRESS UNKNOWN--The Amusement Park

    by Zeke25:17

    Anyone remember this neat little touch in the Max Payne 2 game? Supposedly an entire park was built around a cult tv show--clearly a Twin Peaks clone, complete with Angelo Badalamenti-sounding score! More than a Bruce Lee park, though, I think I'd rather see an entire franchise of Jack Rabbit Slim's restaurants. And gimme one'a those five dollar shakes!

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Batman robots

    by Mister Snitch

    What we need is a Batman theme park with automated Joker, Penguin and Riddler. And of course a Batmobile, Arkham, Wayne Manor, the Narrows - the whole schmeer.

  • Sept. 6, 2006, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't rule this idea out as a joke...

    by Kampbell-Kid

    ...after all here in the states we have a bizarre amusement park called "The Holyland Experience". Where you can watch a live show of Jesus's crucification.. http://www.theholylandexperience.com/ It's actually a clever con, I mean what an easy way to flock in all the weak minded in the world for an easy buck. So if someone can whore out Jesus for $$$, why not Bruce...

  • Sept. 6, 2006, 2:30 p.m. CST

    This sounds like a ripoff of my ripoff

    by Laser Floyd

    "Giant Poisonous Robot Tarantula Island". It's about a similar park, but one that is full of giant poisonous robot tarantulas that go out of control, even though the man who designed the park said they wouldn't. It's a twist.