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Reply #30 posted 09/24/19 10:48am

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Cinny said:

You guys are scaring the shit out of me with the potential for using their hologram CGI likeness to endorse products. eek


12 years ago. Granted it was his product. It will be the norm in another 12 years
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Reply #31 posted 09/25/19 4:32pm

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Seems they're putting Whitney on heavy rotation here. I wonder if it's connected to the tour opening in Mexico for a couple of weeks.
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Reply #32 posted 09/25/19 6:36pm

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Whitney had an amazing voice...but her live performances sucked moose C!@#!

Leave it alone people, leave it alone...

[Edited 9/25/19 18:40pm]

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Reply #33 posted 09/28/19 11:46am

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macaylasdad said:

Whitney had an amazing voice...but her live performances sucked moose C!@#!


Leave it alone people, leave it alone...

[Edited 9/25/19 18:40pm]



Funny you bring up her live performances…

I was just watching a 2014 "Where Are They Now" Oprah interview with Whitney's brother Gary Houston's wife Pat. They were talking about having to put the CD/DVD of her live performances together in meetings with Clive, saying it wasn't easy as they were used to Whitney being there.

Oprah has no problem plugging any product but as the TV said the words “CD/DVD” I realized that entertainment has been evolving towards the live tour and live show and merchandise EVEN FOR LIVING ARTISTS.

So… perhaps the estate got thinking about bringing out something currently in demand as supported by market pressure.
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Reply #34 posted 11/07/19 12:48pm

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This is kinda related:

James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama
11/6/2019 by Alex Ritman The Hollywood Reporter
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James Dean, who died in a 1955 car crash at the age of 24, is making an unexpected return to the big screen.

The cultural icon, known for Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden, has been posthumously cast in the Vietnam era action-drama Finding Jack.

Directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, the project comes from the filmmakers' own recently launched production house Magic City Films, which obtained the rights to use Dean’s image from his family. Canadian VFX banner Imagine Engine will be working alongside South African VFX company MOI Worldwide to re-create what the filmmakers describe as “a realistic version of James Dean.”

Adapted by Maria Sova from Gareth Crocker’s novel, Finding Jack is based on the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War. Dean will play a character called Rogan, considered a secondary lead role.

"We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extreme complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean," said Ernst, who also produces with Golykh for Magic City Films alongside Donald A. Barton of Artistry Media Group.

"We feel very honored that his family supports us and will take every precaution to ensure that his legacy as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept firmly intact. The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down."

While Finding Jack will be live action, The Hollywood Reporter understands that Dean’s performance will be constructed via "full body" CGI using actual footage and photos. Another actor will voice him.

Multiple Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren wrote the key song for the film and acclaimed composer Laurent Eyquem is on board to score the film.

Preproduction on Finding Jack starts Nov. 17, with a goal for a worldwide release on Veterans Day 2020. Magic City Films is handling the foreign sales.

The filmmakers are now hoping that the CGI technology used to bring Dean back to life onscreen could soon be deployed on other well-known figures.

"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.

Added Ernst: "Our partners in South Africa are very excited about this, as this technology would also be employed down the line to re-create historical icons such as Nelson Mandela to tell stories of cultural heritage significance."

Barton added: "Now that we have closed with this iconic figure, we look forward to rapidly closing our remaining actors."

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Reply #35 posted 11/07/19 11:01pm

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confused Whitney Houston hologram UK arena tour announced for 2020

Andrew TrendellSep 17, 2019 12:59 pm BST

GettyImages-51312905_WHITNEY_HOUSTON_2000-920x584.jpgWhitney Houston, 2004 Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Would you pay to see a hologram?

A Whitney Houston hologram tour has been confirmed to hit UK arena in 2020. Full dates and ticket details are below.

The soul legend and celebrated actress passed away seven years a... age of 48. After being found unconscious in a bath in a Beverley Hills hotel, a coroner found that her cause of death was dr...ocaine use”.

Divisive plans for a holo... some time, but now the An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour has been confirmed for February and March 2020.

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Whitney Houston in Concert at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, 5th November 1993. The Bodyguard World Tour 1993

The tour promises “state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology and combined with unmatched Broadway theatrical stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of her classic songs” while “the production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson” (Dreamgirls, The Academy Awards).

The new show is the work of Base Entertainment – which has previously pioneered holo...oy Orbison. The company were also responsible for developing an Amy Winehouse tour, before plans for a likeness of the late singer were ultimately put on ice.

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Whitney Houston

“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said Brian Becker, Chairman & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram. “What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic. When she performed there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it – that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honour to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”

Pat Houston, Whitney’s former Manager and President and CEO of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston added: “A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a ‘wow factor’ that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come.

“Whitney is not with us but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best.”


Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music



Motherfracking Lords of Kobol, why?

I thought that this kind of thing was tacky when I saw it displayed at Rick Deckard's Las Vegas hideout in Blade Runner 2049 (the malfunctioning holograms of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra) and also shown in Dune: House Corrino (the wedding of Rhombur Vernius and his bride Tessia is accompined by holograms of his murdered parents), but now it's really going to happen? If this was to be of the Gorillaz, I wouldn't mind, but for me this is too much and quite fake. It sounds like the idol singer nonsense in Japan, only made real.


Guess what, people? Whitney died, and bringing her back like this isn't going to work; if people wanted to see her, they should've done so when she was alive, not now dead.

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Reply #36 posted 11/14/19 2:11am

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Isn't this just like going to watch a video being played in an arena?

Seems a bit souless and pointless to me, but whatever tickles your pickle ...

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Reply #37 posted 11/14/19 6:15am

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Culture eating itself. It'll do your soul no good but we all like a bit of fast food now and then I guess.

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