A virtual version of Elvis Presley will be showcased at a variety of entertainment venues by the creator of the haunting Tupac Shakur hologram that debuted earlier this year at the Coachella music festival.
CORE Media Group -- owner of the Presley brand -- has signed a deal with digital production company Digital Domain Media Group to develop and produce a series of virtual Elvis likenesses for yet-to-be announced film, television and stage performances worldwide. Digital Domain is a visual effects company that also has worked on such films as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy and X-Men: First Class.
"His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again, and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer," said an announcement by Jack Soden, president and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. Soden added that the holographic images of The King will "continue the growth of Elvis' rich legacy all over the world."
The Hollywood Reporter reports that plans are also in the works for a virtual Marilyn Monroe concert this year.