A portrait of James Dean hangs from a fence near the intersection of Highways 46 and 41 near Cholame, California, September 30, 2005.
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James Dean is coming back from the dead to appear in a new movie, a Hollywood production company has announced, causing an uproar about the idea of reincarnating one of America's most beloved film icons. Magic City Films said Wednesday it had obtained the rights from Dean's estate to digitally recreate the "Rebel Without a Cause" star, who died in a 1955 car accident aged 24, for a Vietnam War-era action drama called "Finding Jack," a screen adaption of Gareth Crocker's 2008 novel of the same title.Dean will be recreated through a mixture of old photos and footage, along with computer generated creations projected over stand-ins. A different actor will lend his voice to what will be a secondary role for Dean's character.Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, was brought back to life as Death Star commander Grand Moff Tarkin for 2016 film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".
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