Magic City Films, the manufacturing agency behind the film, launched that it had obtained rights to utilize Dean’s image from his property and using CGI know-how would include exact footage and photos of Dean inside the movie.
The “Rebel Without a Cause” actor died in a vehicle crash at the age of 24 in 1955.
Since then, Dean has to show into an iconic decide and info of his posthumous casting stoked anger amongst even a couple of of his most well-known admirers.
“Captain America” star Chris Evans tweeted on Wednesday “I’m sure he’d be thrilled” with an eye-rolling emoji, referencing what he believed could possibly be Dean’s response to such info.
“This is awful. Maybe we can get a computer to paint us a new Picasso,” Evans wrote. “Or write a couple of new John Lennon tunes. The complete lack of understanding here is shameful.”
Actor Elijah Wood, best recognized for his roles inside the “Lord of the Rings” films, agreed.
“NOPE,” Wood tweeted. “This shouldn’t be a thing.”
Anton Ernst, who’s co-directing the film, suggested The Hollywood Reporter they “searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extremely complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean.”
“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,” Ernst acknowledged. “The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.”
Prior to his lack of life, Dean acted in solely three films which were launched: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “East of Eden” and “Giant.”
Evans and Wood weren’t alone.
Twitter was filled with these not blissful about Dean’s casting.
“I need a full day to lay down and process that they’re using James Dean CGI to project him into a Vietnam War movie when he was actively anti-war and would never be in this movie in life,” one specific particular person tweeted. “Like how soulless and dystopian was the executive making that decision.”
Zelda Williams, daughter of the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, moreover weighed in on the controversy.
“I have talked to friends about this for YEARS and no one ever believed me that the industry would stoop this low once tech got better,” she tweeted. “Publicity stunt or not, this is puppeteering the dead for their ‘clout’ alone and it sets such an awful precedent for the future of performance.”