Who Owns James Dean? (Or: How They’re Going To Digitally Bring Back Dead Actors)

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You have no doubt heard of by now the upcoming Vietnam War movie Finding Jackwhich will (as of this writing) star a CGI-resurrected James Dean.

Dean’s “casting”—and the public furor that followed—brought up an interesting question.

Who “owns” James Dean?

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Lucasfilm Digitally Scans All Their Actors’ Faces So They Can Live Forever

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“Carrie Fisher” in Rogue One

Haha, I’m just joking of course.

No, Star Wars: The Last Jedi VFX supervisor Ben Morris recently explained to Inverse how Lucasfilm does a digital scan on ALL actors in their movies…you know, “just in case”:

“We will always [digitally] scan all the lead actors in the film…We don’t know if we’re going to need them. We don’t intentionally scan them as an archive process. It’s for reference later.”

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