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James Dean to Star in New Vietnam War Film Finding Jack Via CGI

November 6, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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James Dean is making a comeback to the big screen in a new film. Yep, the guy who died in 1955. THR reports that the late actor will be digitally recreated via CGI for Finding Jack, a film directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh. The filmmakers have launched a new production house recently called Magic City Film, and obtained the rights to use Dean’s image from his family.

The film is adapted from the novel by Gareth Crocker and, per THR, is “based on the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War. Dean will play a character called Rogan, considered a secondary lead role.” Maria Sova wrote the screenplay, and Imagine Engine will be work with MOI Worldwide to re-create “a realistic version of James Dean.” Dean’s performance will be put together via full-body CGI using actual footage and photos, with another actor providing his voice.

“We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extreme complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean,” said Ernst. “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.”