The Hollywood Reporter says you can expect more dead celebrities to be coming back from the grave to entertain, horrify and disappoint us, as actor James Dean–who died 60 years ago at age 24–will be back on your movie screen next year. A Vietnam war movie called Finding Jack is going into pre-production and they’ve cast the deceased James Dean in a major role. I mean… why have new celebrities when we can just digitally reincarnate the old ones?! Not creepy at all!
The movie is adapted from Gareth Crocker’s novel, Finding Jack, based on the existence and abandonment of over 10,000 military dogs after the Vietnam War. Which is so sad. Is there no species unscarred by the wars of man!? Literally not. James is supposed to play Rogan which is a secondary lead role. Director, Anton Ernst, had this to say about the casting choice:
“We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extreme complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean… 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. The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.”
The movie is set to come out on Veteran’s Day 2020 and is going to be live action (but not like The Lion King live-action, like actual people live-action), but James will be digitally reconstructed through “full body” CGI using actual footage of the actor and photos. Listen to this, another actor is voicing him. That seems like a lot of work when they could have just hired fourth-rate James Dean wannabe James Franco!
And honestly, because of this and Deepfake, it’s only a matter of time before “James Dean” and “Natalie Wood” are starring in a porn parody of Rebel Without A Cause called Rebel Without a Cooze.
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