A Hong Kong movie company said on Monday it plans to make a biographical movie about Bruce Lee's late kung fu master Yip Man, announcing a project similar to a film planned by famed art-house director Wong Kar-wai.
Carmen Cheng, a publicist for Mandarin Films, said the company is still negotiating the rights to make the film and that the cast and budget haven't been decided.
She also said it wasn't clear when the movie will start shooting.
Wong had earlier announced a similar project, casting veteran Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai, but there is no sign that he has started shooting the movie.
He also has another outstanding project, "Lady from Shanghai," starring Nicole Kidman. Wong recently shot his English-language debut, "My Blueberry Nights," which stars Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Norah Jones.
Hong Kong's Next magazine reported last week that Wong's five-year rights to make the Yip Man biopic had expired and that Mandarin Films had stepped in.