Maybe you’ve already heard the news; James Dean, previously dead actor, has been digitally resurrected to star in Finding Jack, a Vietnam war film set to release in 2020. At first glance, this appears to be a despicable, shameless, and downright disgusting plan. Jeff Vernier with Misfit Mementos was able get an exclusive interview with Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, the directors of the film, to help explain their choices.
Anton Ernst: Before we begin, I know some people may see our artistic decision as a despicable, shameless, and downright disgusting plan.
Jeff Vernier: Oh, surely not.
Tati Golykh: We want to emphasize that this was purely based on the abilities of Mr. Dean. Once we imagined how an audition would have gone, we knew there were no other options.
Anton Ernst: We are so blessed to be living in a time this is possible. People have been attempting necromancy for centuries, and this method doesn’t even require much dark magic. It’s win-win.
Jeff Vernier: The family of Mr. Dean approved the decision, correct?
Tati Galikh: That’s right, they were hesitant at first, but once we sat them down and cut their check, they realized the potential.
Anton Ernst: We’ve already begun talking to the families of other stars, and the response has been monumental. Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Chevy Chase’s families all have interest in seeing their loved ones look alive again.
Jeff Vernier: I didn’t know Chevy Chase had died.
Tati Goliath: Insider secret, he’s been dead for years. Didn’t you see the Vacation reboot? The SNL 40th Anniversary Special?
Anton Ernst: That’s all animatronics, Disney World style. Far more advanced than the pulley system of strings that Larry King’s puppeteers use.
Jeff Vernier: Well, I’m learning a lot today. Are there any closing statements you’d like to make about the film?
Tati Goldfink & Anton Ernst: Come see it!
Anton Ernst: Jinx! Really though, please put aside any preconceived notions of “disrespecting his memory” or “spitting on his grave to make a buck” aside. James would’ve loved this- he told us himself via Ouija board last week.
James Dean, The Rebel Without A Pulse, Returns To The Big Screen.
Jeff Vernier is currently being haunted by the vengeful spirit James Dean. If you have any advice for dispelling spirits, please contact him through his Twitter page.