Thanks to Dr. Dre’s resurrection of Tupac at Coachella, the popularity of holograms of deceased artists is only going to continue to grow. CNN’s Marquee Blog reports the Elvis Presley hologram is on its way. It’s the return of Elvis, y’all. And his resurgence isn’t exclusive to performances only. According to CORE Media Group, which has partnered with Digital Domain Media Group (the same company that created the Tupac hologram), Elvis’ image will be used for “a range of entertainment projects – from shows and appearances to film, TV and multi-platform productions throughout the world,” according to a released statement. Can we say cha-ching?
Elvis is one of the most renowned performers of all times. Fans will line up in droves to see his likeness in performances or films. The possibilities of innovative content with a digital Elvis are endless. Fans are most likely already eagerly anticipating the songs and dance moves they’d like to see in a live concert. Jack Soden, the president and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises is thrilled about the opportunity. “The high level of quality entertainment that both CORE Media Group and Digital Domain deliver gives us great confidence that these projects will help continue the growth of Elvis’ rich legacy all over the world,” he said.
A hologram rock and roll jamming Elvis Presley will certainly be a sight to see. On the other hand, is this taking it too far? Should the deceased be left to rest in peace? Waka Flocka thinks so. We’re on the fence of whether this is cool or way too eery.
Plans in place to create Elvis hologram [The Marquee Blog]
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