‘SHAMEFUL’: Chris Evans, other actors lose it over plans for CGI James Dean

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Captain America star Chris Evans has branded plans to resurrect James Dean in a new film using computer technology “shameful.”

The Rebel Without a Cause star’s rising career was cut short aged just 24 in 1955, when he was killed in a car accident, but producers at Magic City Films to bring Dean back to life with the help of computer-generated imagery (CGI) for their new Vietnam War flick Finding Jack.

However, their plans have angered Evans and other stars, who object to the screen icon being technologically pulled from the grave to make more films.

“I’m sure he’d be thrilled,” Chris tweeted. “This is awful. Maybe we can get a computer to paint us a new Picasso. Or write a couple new John Lennon tunes. The complete lack of understanding here is shameful.”

Elijah Wood added: “NOPE. this shouldn’t be a thing.”

Canadian actor Devon Sawa, who auditioned for a different role in Finding Jack, fumed: “They couldn’t give this role to an actual human?”

Dean’s family granted directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh the rights to use his image for the action-drama, which is based on Gareth Crocker’s novel about the abandonment of thousands of military canine units at the end of the Vietnam War.

“We feel very honoured that his family supports us and will take every precaution to ensure that his legacy as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept firmly intact,” a statement from Ernst to The Hollywood Reporter read. “The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.”

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