Published: Fri, November 08, 2019

James Dean Lives: Legendary Actor to Return to the Big Screen!

James Dean Lives: Legendary Actor to Return to the Big Screen!

An actor will present the character's converse.

But the concept was not greeted with universal acclaim, with "Captain America" star Chris Evans tweeting: "This is bad". He posted a tweet wherein he asked if one could get a painting from Picasso or a new song from the late Beatles singer, John Lennon. He thinks that the lack of understanding is "shameful".

Earlier this week, news broke that the screen icon who died in 1955 will be "resurrected" via CGI for a role in the movie Finding Jack, an adaptation of Gareth Crocker's novel of the same name that concerns canine units that were used in the Vietnam War. "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".

Ernst included that Dean's family believes the image to be the star's fourth film, "a motion picture he never got the chance to make". Zelda reminded her followers of this, writing that she believes "we should let the great performers of the past rest".

"It sets such an terrible precedent for the future of performance", she tweeted.

The book tells the story of USA military dogs that were deployed and later abandoned in Vietnam. "It's exactly the way that we envisioned it", he revealed, explaining that the actor will come back to life via a mixture of technologies - via Canadian visual effects company Imagine Engine and South African VFX house MOI Worldwide - incorporating Dean's likeness in pre-existing photos and footage along with new digital creations projected over stand-ins and body doubles.


As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, James Dean has been cast in the secondary lead role. "We've brought a whole new generation of filmgoers to be aware of James Dean", Ernst toldTHR. "It's exactly the way that we envisioned it", Ernst said. Robin Williams's trust notably restricted the exploitation of his image for 25 years after his death, preventing a situation similar to Dean's from occurring. Carrie Fisher famously continued - and continues - on in her role as Princess Leia Organa in the most recent "Star Wars" trilogy, having been joined by also-deceased actor Peter Cushing in the ranks of those digitally reanimated.

Plenty of living actors took issue with the garish casting decision, as did many on Twitter, who found it ridiculous that the directors couldn't find another actor to play the part.

Mark Roesler, chairman and chief executive of CMG, defended the usage of Dean and said the company has represented his family for decades.

"NOPE. this shouldn't be a thing", said "Lord of the Rings" actor Elijah Wood.

Finding Jack is scheduled for release in November 2020.

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