It seems like movies are trying new things each and every year. In fact, the big thing right now has been making older actors younger by using the de-aging technique. You may have seen this in recent films like Gemini Man with Will Smith and Captain America: Civil War with Robert Downey Jr. Yet, no movie has completely put in a CGI actor in a full length movie, let alone an actor that had passes away years ago.
That's all about to change because James Dean, the iconic young male star of “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of Eden” who died in a car crash in 1955, will be brought back to the big screen to posthumously star in a film through CGI technology. Yep, a fully CGI version of James Dean. According to The Verge, Dean will star in the Vietnam War drama “Finding Jack,” and the movie will feature a realistic, lifelike version of a full body of Dean’s likeness digitally constructed with the aid existing footage and photos. However, Dean’s voice will be dubbed by another actor.
Casting is underway, and pre-production starts on Nov. 17, with the goal for a worldwide release on Veterans Day 2020.
Not quite sure how I feel about this but it will be interesting to see. What do you think?