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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 09 November 2019 at 10:10am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


I have no doubt this type of process will someday become the norm, sad to say.

However, I also have no doubt this particular "James Dean" project will die a thousand deaths.  I don't see how anyone would pay to support this in the theaters.  A sequel to REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE makes more sense than a dog movie set during the Vietnam war (???).





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Let’s imagine someone scanned every page of Jack Kirby’s FANTASTIC FOUR, and then built a new story out of those pictures. Would that be a Jack Kirby comic?
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I have to admit this has changed my perception. 

Originally I was excited by the possibilities of this technology. Over on the TV forum, I mentioned in the Crisis thread that it might be fun to see a George Reeves and/or Christopher Reeve Superman again. Being a huge fan of both, I was too excited by the possibility to see the ghoulish aspect of it. 

On another note, I am still excited about the de-aging technology which will allow older (but still living) actors to possibly reprise roles they would otherwise be too old for. I would love to see a Lynda Carter Wonder Woman again or see Al Pacino as a young Michael Corleone.

I would especially love to see David Boreanaz play Angel again. 

But resurrecting dead actors, that now has a 'yuck' factor to it. 

 


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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 09 November 2019 at 4:16pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It's incredibly ghoulish. And disrespectful, as the actor himself has no say in the matter. 


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Posted: 09 November 2019 at 8:48pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

 John Byrne wrote:
Let’s imagine someone scanned every page of Jack Kirby’s FANTASTIC FOUR, and then built a new story out of those pictures. Would that be a Jack Kirby comic?


No. In my opinion, that would be a comic done "in the style of", or as "an adaptation of" Jack Kirby, similar to your Star Trek: New Visions books, which are done in the style of TOS.

They can satisfy a market where a product might otherwise not exist - in the case of New Visions, we're never going to get actual filmed TOS episodes with the original actors using John Byrne stories/scripts, so it's the next best thing.

The problem therefore is how it's presented, and let's just say I don't trust those in charge of studios to do this tastefully or respectfully. We will have Humphrey Bogart rapping or doing fart jokes, we will have Grace Kelly in a sex scene, etc. It's just a question of when, not if.



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I agree -- when, not if. Not just because of film-makers. I also don't trust audiences to reject a farting Bogey or (yeesh) a f*cking Grace.
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Rob Ocelot
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 John Byrne wrote:
Let’s imagine someone scanned every page of Jack Kirby’s FANTASTIC FOUR, and then built a new story out of those pictures. Would that be a Jack Kirby comic?

No, but it would be one hell of a MARVEL SUPER HEROES cartoon! :-P



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Imagine in a stage play, taking the mask of a deceased actor and placing it on another actor who pretends to be the deceased actor.  Ick.
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Jabari Lamar
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Posted: 14 November 2019 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

My only surprise is that it's taken this long for someone to try this. I've been anticipating something like this ever since I first saw Forest Gump. But I guess it took awhile for the tech to get even better and cheaper.

It didn't take us long to go from one-off performances of deceased performers like Tupac and Michael Jackson via "holograms" to the upcoming full-length concert tour of Whitney Houston next year


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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 14 November 2019 at 11:46pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Ewwww.

What Shatner said; "get a life!" :^|
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I've often wished I could find out William Shatner's views on this, and the possibilty of a digital version of him being Kirk again, when the technology gets there. As obviously he seemed to be in favour of the New Visions. So would he feel the same about a full digital recreation for new adventures?
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Posted: 15 November 2019 at 5:40pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I think if the person is still alive and personally approves of their digital likeness being used in such a manner, that's a different story than this James Dean example.
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