β€œJames Dean, who died in a 1955 car crash at the age of 24, is making an unexpected return to the big screen.”

"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,"

β€œDean’s performance will be constructed via "full body" CGI using actual footage and photos. Another actor will voice him.”

β€œ"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.”

This part, I promise you are not prepared for this part:

"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."

@RobinHood Here's a challenge, can they deepfake a world in which none of this shit ever existed?

@RobinHood I wasn't, you're right. I saw the "No" and the "yikes" and I still wasn't ready

@RobinHood I am sorry for not faving any post in this thread but uhhhh I don't like it

@RobinHood I mean... how would you? "Bad, not good, Hollywood fuckery"? Still wouldn't prepare anyone for the absolute horror contained

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Indeed, the strength of my nope has been overwhelmed. I will diminish, and go into the West.

@RobinHood shit like this is such a massive consent violation I cannot comprehend how anyone is okay with this

@RobinHood capitalism is a driver of innovation and creativity

@RobinHood
"As I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that satan's spell"

@RobinHood I hope this film tanks and whoever thought this was a good idea is ruined

@RobinHood it's dehumanizing. actors are no longer people, respected for their talents and labour, but are reduced to nothing more than a name and a face, an intellectual property to be traded and bought

@RobinHood Welp, Robin Williams dodged a bullet there.

@RobinHood so, only barely exaggerating, if this is the direction humanity's headed, I'm still not down with most of us going extinct, but supposing we did, I'd say our net contributions to the universe are now irrevocably in the negative

@RobinHood qualifier: definitely worse things have happened already so I don't mean to diminish them, I'm simply noting this as a straw crushing the camel's spine into tiny fragments

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