Iconic actor James Dean, who tragically passed away more than six decades ago after completing just three films, will be resurrected via CG technology to star in the forthcoming action-drama feature “Finding Jack”.
Directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh have acquired the rights to use Dean’s image from his family and have partnered with Canadian VFX, Imagine Engine and South African VFX company MOI Worldwide to digitally create ‘a realistic version of James Dean’ by using actual footage and photos from his past works.
Bases on author Gareth Crocker’s novel of the same name, the story is set during the Vietnam War and is inspired by actual events when more than 10,000 military dogs were abandoned at the end of the War. It will tell the story of an unlikely friendship between a man and a yellow Labrador.
The CG Dean will be playing the film’s secondary lead named Rogan with another actor set to voice the character. Ernst said in a statement: “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.”
Maria Sova is writing the script and the film is targeting a November 11th 2020 release.