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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12 2019, @04:53AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12 2019, @04:53AM (#919246)

    WTF is wrong with you?

    Do you get residuals from the show or something that you're so rabid about it?

    I watched Black Mirror and torrented the whole thing. So you don't get a nickel from from me.


  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12 2019, @05:50AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12 2019, @05:50AM (#919260)

    I like to rage against generation gaps. Can't we of all ages get along? Why must fans of old sci-fi anthology TV series and fans of new sci-fi anthology TV series have such petty squabbles?

    I pirated every episode too, but not by torrenting. Only idiots who have their heads stuck in the 2000s use torrents. Get with the times, man! It is current year 2019. Just stream the pirated video directly to your smartphone or smartTV over that HTTP protocol that NotSanguine allegedly helped create.