Hollywood technology, which has been pioneered by Avatar director James Cameron, will not only resurrect all the dead music icons including Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson but do so in the very near future.
Fans at last weekend’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California, watched in awe as late rapper Tupac Shakur performed “live” with Snoop Dogg. More sophisticated than the sort of hologram used in Disney theme parks, the computer generated image of Tupac, who was killed in Las Vegas 16 years ago, seemed to move and harmonise in perfect sync.
Digital Domain, a Los Angeles company founded by Cameron, masterminded Tupac’s rise from the grave. Two-and-a-half years ago, Ulbrich and his team raised Frank Sinatra from the dead to perform Pennies From Heaven at Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party.
Jackie Jackson, who watched the show, was so impressed he is now in talks with Digital Domain about bringing back his brother Michael to join the first Jackson Five reunion tour for 20 years.