Hollywood Finds The Fountain of Youth
Montage by Doug Siegel
James Dean, the iconic star of Rebel Without a Cause actor, may have died in 1955, but he's coming back to life as a computer-generated moving image.
James Dean died in a car accident in 1955, when he was just 24 years old. But what's dead may never die, including heartthrob actors. Because James Dean—again, dead as can be for 64 years—is starring in a new movie about the Vietnam War as a decidedly not-dead CGI James Dean. The film, called Finding Jack, is expected to debut on Veteran's Day 2020.
The VFX wizards will recreate Dean using a technique called "full body" CGI, which means actual footage will be used, including photos and video. A separate actor, still unnamed, will provide Dean's voice.