Remember the Tupac hologram? Of course you do; it’s been a huge story since it appeared at Coachella, and now it seems as though every dead musician wants in on the hologram game. Fortunately, if your life rights people have money, Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG) has the technology to bring you back to life. So, stop working on that Graceland replica house and start preparing for a ticket camp-out: Elvis is getting a performing hologram!
“This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis Presley to life,” said Jack Soden, who is the head of Elvis Presley Enterprises (a division of CORE Media Group). ”His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer.”
DDMG is excited about this plan too. The Oscar-winning special effects firm gets a piece of every hologram appearance, and the plan appears to be that they want to bring Elvis out on a tour of hologram appearances, possibly like the old Elvis Lives show in which video footage of E was played to a live band.
DDMG boss John Textor described The King as “the most recognized performer on the planet,” saying, “We are thrilled to have been chosen to bring new performances and original shows where fans can have their own, new experiences of Elvis. In addition to being a dream project on the creative side, this agreement enables us to participate in the success of any number of potential virtual Elvis appearances.”
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