Producer Anton Ernst decided to bring back a long-dead actor James Dean to star in a novel based movie, “Finding Jack,” using CGI (Computer Generated Imagery). Not everyone was happy about it.
What they said
This created a lot of debate among famous actors, and one of them was the Avengers star, Chris Evans. This was what he tweeted: “I’m sure he’d be thrilled, this is awful. Maybe we can get a computer to paint us a new Picasso or write a couple of new John Lennon tunes. The complete lack of understanding here is shameful.”
‘Lord of the Rings,’ Elijah Wood tweeted, “Nope, this shouldn’t be a thing.” Zelda Williams, daughter of the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, compared it to “puppeteering the dead.”
About the actor
James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931. He was an American actor, and his most celebrated film is “Rebel without a cause(1955)” in which he was a troubled teenager Jim Stark. James Dean died in a car crash on September 30, 1955. He was the first actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
What Anton Ernst said.
His words were, “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.” He also stated, “We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan. After months of research, we decided on James Dean.”
About the movie
Finding Jack is an adaptation of Gareth Crocker’s novel. It is based on the accounts of the abandonment of over 10000 dogs at the end of the Vietnam war. In the movie, Fletcher Carson portrays a US soldier who is saved by a yellow Labrador, and he nurses the wounded dog back to health.
Despite all those against the CGI resurrection of the actor, the movie is still a yes as pre-production on ‘Finding Jack’ starts November 17 with a goal for a worldwide release on Veterans day 2020.