GT Featured

George Lucas to Digitally Resurrect Dead Actors for Film

Movie Tech George Lucas by Joey Paur

Leave it to George Lucas to make a film that will star an A-list cast of dead actors and actresses. Apparently the producer/director is buying up the film rights to dead movie stars, so he can reconstruct them digitally for film. This is a concept that friends and I have talked about over the years, we we're just wondering when it would actually end up happening. 

The news was revealed in an interview with actor/director Mel Smith who said,

He's been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie, so you'd have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appear alongside today's stars.' Whether Lucas' attempt to superimpose the golden-era stars on to today's screens is doomed to failure or not, Smith will be too busy to be part of it.

Wow! I would actually love to see if Lucas could pull this off successfully. It seems like such a crazy idea, but with today's technology it was bound to happen. I'm going to treat this as a rumor, but it's one I definitely can see Lucas doing. 

What do you all think about George Lucas digitally bring dead actors to life to star in movies?

Comment not go live instantly?
Read why GT Comment Rules