Is George Lucas God? Because he's planning some resurrections …

As a movie geek, I admit I would love to see John Wayne on screen with Ah-nold and Syl Stallone in The Expendables: Generations. Or how amazing it would be for Humphrey Bogart to seduce Angelina Jolie? That's a pretty amazing possibility, right? If Avatar taught us anything, it's that technology is reaching the point where these flights of fancy are not only possible but happening right now. (Next week's Tron: legacy features star Jeff bridges appearing at his current age and as a much younger man, all thanks to the magic of digital effects.)


My movie geekery aside, if that was my deceased loved one on screen — their likeness being used to make stupid amounts of money by some digital huckster — I would be pretty upset. Having never known Bogey or Cary Grant, I still think it will be more than startling to see a deceased actor "walk" onto the screen like nothing happened. Would it take me out of the movie? Absolutely.


So, what do you think? Is it ethically wrong? Would you see the movie? And who would you like to see Lucas resurrect?

There are those who would consider that headline blasphemy. Many more can be counted on to say that Star Wars director George Lucas is a moron. But there are others who say Mr. Lucas is God. No matter your position, the latest rumor surrounding the famous director will no doubt strengthen your opinion of him — no matter which opinion you hold.

About that rumor: Word is that Lucas is buying up the rights to the likenesses of famous dead actors so that he can digitally recreate them and place them on screen with some of today's famous thespians. A brilliant idea that is the next evolution in film or a horrible sacrilege? Depends on your perspective …

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