Tuesday, December 7, 2010

George Lucas Wants to Create Zombie Actors

Ok not exactly, but that was a catchy title, right?

While browsing Geekologie I found this article that almost made me crap my pants*.

George Lucas is apparently going to be buying up likeness rights to dead actors, to bring them back to life via CGI, possibly motion capture. Double-U-Tee-Eff.

Wait wait... I'm letting it sink in. And since I have no morals or ethics, I think this could be cool. If he gets the rights to say, Jimmy Stewart, he could find a great impersonator (a serious one, not a cheesey jokey-joke one), use motion capture to catch the mannerisms, voice, etc, and make J-Stew come alive again. And then he could, let's say, star in a movie opposite Jennifer Aniston! Ok I ruined it.

What do you think of this concept? Does it go too far? Should we let the dead be dead?

*I'm sorry that everytime we're excited it turns into potty humour.


Cinema Du Meep said...

I think he really needs to CGI his neck. I can't stand looking at it!!!

quizshowbob said...

I think it's a horrible idea. Just let them rest in peace. It's like making a mockery out of them. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Today there was an update that this news wasn't actually true and wasn't said by George Lucas.

As for the idea I don't think it should be done as there are enough other talented actors that are still alive.

Christina In Wonderland said...

I'm glad this wasn't true. Or even if it is, I'm glad it's dropped. There are so many good actors out there who aren't being given a chance, and we're trying to resurrect ghosts. It's unjustifiable. But I bet you someone will try it.

Angie said...

CDM - hahahahaha two points for you. hilar.

Bob - agreed. not the most respectful idea.

my filmviews - true many are still alive, but most of 'em can't compare to the classic hollywood era actors.

Christina, you're right. I'm sure someone else will pick up the ball here and run with it.