The Hollywood Reporter: “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.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 6, 2019
Now we’re talking. If you have a problem with this you’re the asshole. James Dean was the man and an absolute sex icon. Even if another actor will be voicing him it’s still going to be awesome to see James Dean again. This also gives an ugly person a real shot at getting a movie credit. Tough for gross looking people to get starring roles in movies unless they are playing some type of mutant or something like that. But when you’re basically going to be under a sheet the whole time, anyone has a shot.
We need more dead people in movies. I want to see an entire movie made of dead cast members. Think about it, a new Fast & The Furious movie with James Dean and Paul Walker together. Brittney Murphy could play the love interest, while the main bad guy is played by Andre The Giant. It would win every award.
And to guys like this:
Why not look for the next James Dean instead? Why not give a young unknown a chance? Insanely disrespectful to both James Dean and the acting community.
— Daniel Jiménez (@danjimenezr) November 6, 2019
Grow up, no one cares about some no name idiot kid. We want zombie James Dean and that’s that.