James Dean Is Being Digitally Recreated For Upcoming Film ‘Finding Jack’

James Dean will be digitally recreated in new movie Finding Jack
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  • James Dean will be coming back to life in the upcoming film, ‘Finding Jack’.
  • Fans are not entirely happy with the use of CGI to make the late actor come alive again.
  • Creators of digital James Dean plan to use the same technology on more deceased celebrities.


The production company Magic City Films has obtained the rights to use James Dean in a new film. The new movie is called Finding Jack and will be a Vietnam War action drama. In addition, they will be using technology to create a new version of James Dean. However, many fans are not happy about this.

James Dean died in 1955 in a car accident. The star was only 24 years old. He was set to star in a film just like this, so the production company hopes to honor his memory. Producer Anton Ernst said, “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.”


James Dean Being Digitally Recreated For New Film

james dean collage
James Dean / Flickr

The famous actor will be digitally recreated with the help of CGI and archival photos and video. The computer-generated footage is projected over stand-ins and another actor will then supply the voice.

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Many James Dean fans are not thrilled with this idea. Some people expressed their distaste on Twitter, noting “This is among the most ghastly things to ever happen.” Other articles have come out that listed other working actors that should have been cast in this role instead.

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James Dean / Wikimedia Commons

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CMG Worldwide sees this as an opportunity to use other dead celebrities in new films. “With the rapidly evolving technology, we see this as a whole new frontier for many of our iconic clients,” CMG said in a statement.

Actor James Dean leaning on a car wearing a red jacket
James Dean Recreated / Bettmann-Contributor, Getty Images

The Star Wars films have already used this technology in their recent releases. The 2016 movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brought Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) back to life on the screen using this technology. They also plan to do this with Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Lastly, Anton Ernst said, “We have seen (screen) tests… When he’s on-screen, it looks 100% like James Dean. It’s exactly the way that we envisioned it.”. Finding Jack will premiere in November 2020. What are your thoughts on this technology – who would you like to see brought back?

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