Dean will portray the character of Rogan, a platoon leader who initially pushes back against the lead character's relationship with his new canine pal, though Ernst said he shifts from "bad guy" to "one of the good guys" by the film's end.
"Captain America" actor Chris Evans identified as the notion "awful" and "shameful" in a tweet on Wednesday. "Or write a couple new John Lennon tunes", Evans wrote on Twitter. The "Avengers: Endgame" star continued to call the restoration "awful" and a "complete lack of understanding".
Finding Jack - a movie that made headlines Wednesday for its directors' plans to digitally recreate Hollywood icon James Dean's likeness for a co-leading role 64 years after his 1955 death at age 24- has already found controversy almost a year out from its planned theatrical release date.
"We searched high and low for the ideal character to portray the role of Rogan", said producer and director Anton Ernst of his new film project. His family has licensed use of his image to filmmakers Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, with Ernst saying they regard the upcoming action-drama Finding Jack as "his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make". "We originate no longer intend to let his followers down". "Exposure stunt or not, this is puppeteering the dead for their "clout" alone and it sets such a bad point of reference for the eventual fate of execution".More news: Magnitude 3.5 quake shakes Ridgecrest area
Magic City Films, the production company behind the film, announced that it had obtained rights to use Dean's image from his estate and using CGI technology would include actual footage and photos of Dean in the movie. It has been a subject of debate in Hollywood for some years now and this recent news of Dean being created by CGI for Finding Jack has ignited that fiery debate again.
Industrial Light and Magic has pioneered some new methods for resurrecting actors and their characters in the Star Wars franchise.
Canadian VFX studio Imagine Engine and South African VFX studio MOI Worldwide will work together to build "a realistic version of James Dean".More news: Man Falls to His Death in Lava Tube Hiding in His Yard
Mark Roesler, chairman and chief executive of CMG, defended the usage of Dean and said the company has represented his family for decades.
Audrey Hepburn's likeness was used in a 2013 advert, while Peter Cushing's face was digitally mapped onto another actor's features for 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Elijah Wood also chimed in, simply tweeting, "NOPE. this shouldn't be a thing". Barton said the film will decide on remaining actors soon.
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