Plans to feature a CGI version of long-dead actor James Dean in upcoming film Finding Jack have been greeted with scorn by some Hollywood stars. "We feel exceptionally respected that his family underpins us and will avoid potential risk to guarantee that his heritage as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept solidly flawless".
Probably we can get a pc to paint us a new Picasso. Or write a couple new John Lennon tunes. "The total deficiency of understanding listed here is shameful", tweeted our Captain America, with our pricey Frodo Baggins reducing to the chase with a succinct "NOPE".
"The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to contrivance". Ernst assures the fans that they will not be let down.
"It sets such an very bad precedent for the future of performance", she tweeted.
CGI Dean will be voiced by another actor, and his image will be reconstructed using both still images and video footage. When he's on screen, it looks 100% like James Dean.
Cameras have yet to roll on the planned Vietnam War movie (about a suicidal American soldier who befriends a dog on the battlefield), but several actors have still spoken out about the project using the image of a deceased star.
When asked about whether resurrecting Dean digitally crosses a line with regards to posthumous casting, Ernst explained, "Anyone that is brought back to life - you have to respect them". But those have been largely roles the actors already played, including Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing, who first appeared together in "Star Wars" and were prominently featured in the 2016 spinoff "Rogue One".
Ernst told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday that producers had conducted an extensive search for an actor to play the role of platoon leader Rogan, before turning to Dean. Barton said the film will decide on remaining actors soon.
Mark Roesler, chairman and chief executive of CMG, defended the usage of Dean and said the company has represented his family for decades.
Zelda, daughter of the late Robin Williams, took to Twitter to vent her anger at the "awful" decision to use Dean's likeness 64 years after his death.
Preproduction is set to begin this month, with the goal of release on Veterans Day next year.