Following the recent success of the holographic appearance of late rapper Tupac Shakur at the Coachella music festival, the hologram’s creators have announced that they may soon be bringing a holographic Elvis Presley to the stage. Digital Domain Media Group, along with the Elvis Presley estate, have announced their plans to bring the rock and roll star back as a virtual creation.
The digitally recreated image of Elvis may soon be appearing on television, motion pictures, as well as music festivals and live performances, or at least as “live” as a digital recreation can be. CORE Media Group, which represents the Presley estate, announced the deal earlier this month.
Digital Domain Media Group garnered widespread media attention when it debuted its holographic performer technology earlier this year. Fellow rap artist Dr. Dre had broached the idea to the technology and visual effects company some time earlier, and the resulting production wowed crowds and fans alike.
Digital Doman Media Group is a visual effects company that was founded by “Avatar” director James Cameron, as well as movie special effects gurus Stan Winston and Scott Ross. The company has won Academy Awards for its work in films such as “Titanic” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
No word yet on an expected playlist or whether Elvis will appear as his younger, svelter version, or the older, maturely rounded one.
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