Finding Jack (Anton Ernst, 202?)

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Finding Jack (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#1 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:52 am
Audible "WHAT THE FUCK"s and loud, actual gasps when Peter Cushing showed up. I had no fucking idea CGI had advanced this far, and if this film doesn't win the Visual Effects Oscar, something has gone horribly wrong. Eerily accurate 95% of the time, and scary in its implications for a S1M0NE-style future of cinema.
Turns out this future is closer than we thought, as James Dean has been "cast" in a Vietnam action drama and will be portrayed in much the same manner as Cushing was in Rogue One (a combination of archival footage, CGI, and impersonators recreating his voice and mannerisms). His role is described as a "secondary lead."

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:32 pm

"This opens up a whole new opportunity for many of our clients who are no longer with us," said Mark Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, which represents Dean’s family alongside more than 1,700 entertainment, sports, music and historical personalities, including the likes of Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ingrid Bergman, Neil Armstrong, Bette Davis and Jack Lemmon.
From Gap ads and vacuums to this. I guess it was only a matter of time. Vom.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 pm

So we're supposed to believe that the producers scoured the earth for an actor to portray a secondary lead character in their film and decided that one who died in 1955 would be the best choice? The disingenuous nature of that statement irks me more than anything. Just admit it: it's a gimmick that will bring attention to your "dogs in Vietnam" movie.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:54 pm

At least something like Sky Captain used its corpse-digging as one of many gimmicks and it felt right at home. This seems like a no name movie made by no name people trying to get press and complete funding by announcing this and generating attention/outrage

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Re: Rebel Without a Vietcong (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#5 Post by swo17 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:04 pm

Contrast this with the usage of Peter Cushing in Rogue One, which was left as a surprise

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Re: Rebel Without a Vietcong (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#6 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:06 pm

I can’t remember if the Olivier cameo was advertised or not in Sky Captain

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Re: Finding Jack (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#7 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:54 pm

I have no doubt that there are a ton of executives eager to make this technology as cost-effective as possible, as I'm sure it would be far cheaper to pay a dead actor's family than an actual living star.

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Re: Finding Jack (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#8 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Extremely plausible:

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Re: Finding Jack (Anton Ernst, 202?)

#9 Post by swo17 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:20 pm

Fun fact: This movie is now listed on James Dean's IMDb page

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