James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by BeatleJWOL, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Forum Resident Thread Starter

    James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama (Exclusive)

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  2. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    Maybe Mary Pickford could be next.
  3. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Forum Resident

    this sounds bloody awful !
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  4. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Most laughable line: "Dean will play a character called Rogan".

    James Dean won't be playing anyone.
  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The porn guy ?
  6. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    Oh great. Maybe we can get the real Hitler playing himself in the next WW2 movie. With his voice/speaches dubbed in.
    Might get an academy award
  7. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Ehhhh... this is hard to do even when the person is still alive and they're just trying to make them look younger (or older), let alone a dead guy that they're trying to convince the audience is still alive. Anybody remember how bad Princess Leia looked in Star Wars: Rogue One?


    Major "Uncanny Valley" issues, plus valid criticisms of it looking like a rubber face, very plastic and unreal.

    I just saw the new Terminator movie the other day, and kind of winced at some of the shots of "Young Arnold" and "Young Linda Hamilton" at the start of the film (as well as Eddie Furlong). And that was a $180 million dollar movie. I'm not convinced you can carry a fully-CGI character throughout a whole movie and pull it off 100% of the time. The recent failure of Gemini Man -- which bombed due more to the story than the VFX -- tells me that stuff like CG actors can become a gimmick that audiences don't really care about.
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  8. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    My question is: why? James Dean died a whole decade before that war really got ugly and the center of international controversy. And why do all that for a minor character in the movie? And so on... the reason for this strange decision is beyond me.
  9. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

    Mobile, AL USA
    I’m guessing too expensive to make him a lead character. More of a curiosity and attention grabber than anything for their project.
    Dean still has some cultural cache.

    I will say it was strange seeing Christoper Jones in THE LOOKING GLASS WAR looking like a ringer for Dean in some scenes.
  10. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    I must admit if I was a Hollywood actor under the age of 60, I'd be getting myself fully digitally scanned every which way possible every 10 years.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019
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    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    How long until we see historical figures in historic moments being made in CGI

    President Kennedy?
    President Lincoln?

    The Beatles???!!!
  12. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Jerry Lewis is a klutzy but a brilliant coder who with the help of venture capitalist and best friend Dean Martin plan to take Silicon Valley by storm! But when Martin falls in love with the CEO of a rival company played by Scarlett Johansson, will their new company EPO before they IPO? Costarring James Dean as Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs as James Coco and some other dead people as well! Featuring an all new Dean Martin recording of the Gnarls Barkley classic "Crazy."
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  13. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes

    This is as bad an idea as holographic concerts by dead singers.
  14. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
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  15. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    This really doesn't make any sense.
  16. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    New Zack Island
    I remember one of my thoughts from many years ago:
    'What if Marilyn Monroe could 'play' in a modern film and if that's even possible?'. Now I think it is. And I dislike that idea. lol
  17. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I mean the audio-animatronic Hall of Presidents already exists at Disney...

    (starts at 7:20)
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  18. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    New Zack Island
    As long as it's fan made CGI I'm good. Ever seen Freddie Mercury acting?^^


    BRODNATION The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    And great moments with mr Lincoln!
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  20. Otlset

    Otlset the tree demon awaits

    Temecula, CA
    "...Added Ernst: "Our partners in South Africa are very excited about this, as this technology would also be employed down the line to re-create historical icons such as Nelson Mandela to tell stories of cultural heritage significance."

    Other people putting words into historical figure's mouths could lead to some real propaganda mischief.
  21. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Near Seattle, WA
    There's absolutely no reason for them to be doing this, other than the publicity and bragging rights to say they did it. Obviously, they can just get any old actor to play the role. They're already getting a different voice actor, and presumably there will be someone on-set to stand in for motion-capture. Overlaying Dean on top is just a gimmick to get people talking. And obviously it's working.
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  22. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Senior Member

    This was the only part of Rogue One I didn't like.
  23. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I read about this the other day. What a stupid idea. I can't believe that there are no actors alive that couldn't be cast in this role. Just a gimmick.
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  24. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    It's not a terrible movie, but the CG Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing figures are awful -- so bad, they take me right out of the story. I liked it a lot more than any of Lucas' prequels or Solo.
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  25. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    heheheh this might be so bad its good....I hope they really go for it....
    PS how soon will current aging stars start to put together 'I do NOT consent to being CGI'ed later in life! sorry great grandkids, not happening"

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