Immortal celebrities …

Improvements in CGI are meaning many celebrity performers are being digitally preserved so that their career can continue beyond the grave. Many films are ‘de-aging’ actors so that they continue to look young in franchises; Star Wars now screens all its lead roles, just in case. Next year a holographic version of Amy Winehouse is going on tour to raise money for a chair in her memory. Is this the future of Hollywood?

Illustration by Sean McCabe; Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612291/actors-are-digitally-preserving-themselves-to-continue-their-careers-beyond-the-grave/?

 

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