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posted by Fnord666 on Monday November 11 2019, @11:37AM   Printer-friendly
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James Dean, who died in 1955, just landed a new movie role, thanks to CGI

James Dean is making his return to the big screen more than 60 years after dying in a car crash, thanks to two VFX companies.

Finding Jack is a movie set within the Vietnam-era that is "based on the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dean isn't the leading role, but his performance as "Rogan" is "considered a secondary lead role," according to the Reporter. Finding Jack marks the first movie that Dean will star in since Giant in 1956, just one year after his iconic role as Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause.

Magic City Films, the company producing the movie, obtained the rights to Dean's image from his family. The goal is to re-create "a realistic version of James Dean," the film's directors told the Reporter. To do so, they're working with Canadian VFX studio Imagine Engine and South African VFX company MOI Worldwide. Dean's body will be fully re-created using CGI technology, and another actor will voice his lines.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by jmichaelhudsondotnet on Monday November 11 2019, @03:08PM (1 child)

    by jmichaelhudsondotnet (8122) on Monday November 11 2019, @03:08PM (#918952) Journal

    Sure, dogs are nice but I am sick of movies like this. Hacksaw Ridge, the Code Talkers, to some extent Hidden Figures, where the history of the united states is sanitized by recasting the minority ethnicity or animals as the hero and white guys as oblivious enforcers of a heavy handedly presented immoral status quo.

    The verdict was in a long time ago about the 2nd world war, it was caused by propaganda. It is not like 'oh a little propaganda, dont worry your pretty little head, nothing bad will happen.'

    No, it is our oligarchs have decided to prefer propaganda as the primary option on the plate.

    I would not be as brutal in my critique if my ideas were accepted, or there were even a way to be included besides entering fake contests. But if you are involved in the making of this or any other such movie that puts the cia or a u.s. military unit into the role of saviors and victims, including Transformers, Black Panther, Avengers, and many many other crufty titles from the walmart 5 dollar bin, you should give up on being an artist entirely.

    You are allowed to think because you don't know how, and this is a really embarrassing spot for an artist to be in because it is there for all to see, except of course, others like yourself, trapped in a paper bag you can't figure out how to escape. (but especially project mockingbird and a rapist weinstein dominated hollywood)
    (I wouldn't be surprised if Epstein himself made a cameo in this movie, he is not dead so he would not even need cgi, and he could be friendly to dogs so that huffpo could write an article on his media strategy to improve his image)

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Monday November 11 2019, @03:43PM

    by takyon (881) <> on Monday November 11 2019, @03:43PM (#918964) Journal [] []

    I lol at war movies, especially ones with animal heroes. Have some triggers.
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