Hollywood Bringing Back Dead Star James Dean in CG Film — Fans Not Happy


Hollywood is set to bring James Dean back to the big screen even though he’s been dead for more than 60 years, and some fans are furious.

On Wednesday, Magic City Films claimed it is set to bring Dean to the screen as a digital recreation. Dean died in 1955 in a car accident.

Magic City Films announced that Dean will be recreated from photos and existing film as a featured player in a Vietnam War movie to be entitled, “Finding Jack,” set to be released in 2020.

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The production has licensed Dean’s name and image from the actor’s family.

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“We feel very honored that his family supports us and will take every precaution to ensure that his legacy as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept firmly intact,” producer Anton Ernst said in a statement to the media.

Ernst added that the family even considers the new production Dean’s “fourth movie.”

“We do not intend to let his fans down,” he added.

The announcement comes on the heels of the revival of deceased actors Peter Cushing (died in 1994–Revived for a 2016 Star Wars flick) and Carrie Fisher (died in 2016, but brought back to Star Wars in 2018) for bit parts in the Star Wars series, not to mention a starring role for the CGI recreation of a young Will Smith to star as a lead actor in the 2019 film Gemini Man.

But not everyone is happy with the idea of bringing back a dead movie star to the big screen.

A writer for Esquire, for instance, was upset that live, working actors were being shorted for getting the role.

Vice.com pleaded, “don’t do this,” and worried that “nothing is sacred.”

“This is among the most ghastly things to ever happen,” the Nerdist’s Lindsey Romain tweeted.

Others agreed:

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