Sunday, December 18, 2016

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - The Resurrection of Peter Cushing

In director Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", the late Hammer Films actor Peter Cushing ("Horror Of Dracula", "The Curse Of Frankenstein") was digitally recreated as the villain 'Grand Moff Tarkin' who appeared in the first "Star Wars" feature released in 1977:

In "Rogue One" Brit actor Guy Henry ("Holby City") portrayed Cushing's character on set, with his work replaced with a 'photoreal' Cushing performance courtesy Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic.

Some famous actors are currently getting 'scanned' so they can be recreated in films in perpetuity, or as insurance...

...if they are accidentally injured or killed on set.

In the UK, where Cushing died there is no recognized publicity right after death, although Lucasfilm did get permission from Cushing's estate to use his likeness in "Rogue One".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"...