Stuck on you

Elvis Presley to return to the big screen.

by Jennie Kermode

Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis Aron Presley starred in a total of 31 movies. Now he could be back for more.

Virtual actors in new films have long been a dream for producers. Since 2004, when Kerry Conran's Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow brought Laurence Olivier back 15 years after his death to play crazed scientist Dr Totenkopf, it has been a reality. Yet though Sky Captain represented a big step forward from the simple archive footage techniques used in films like Zelig and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, it has taken a while for technology to catch up to the point where it can successfully render dead actors in new situations. The options available to producers have also been limited by copyright issues, with the rights to big stars' images often increasing after their deaths.

Last month, Core Media made a big impression by bringing Tupac Shakur back from the grave for a live concert performance. Today they announced that they have successfully acquired the rights to Elvis' image and plan to make him available for a number of projects over the next few years, including films. It is not yet known how they intend to represent his voice.

Share this with others on...
News

Horse sense Chloé Zhao and Brady Jandreau on The Rider

The skin she lives in, part one Norbert Keil on the terror of ageing, memory loss and working with Rebecca Forsythe on Replace

The dreamers of dreams Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric on Ismael’s Ghosts: Director’s Cut

Inside Headfort Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane on the children of Headfort and filming School Life

Gerard Butler rushed to hospital 300 star receives minor injuries in motorbike accident

LFF jury loves Loveless The Wound and Kingdom Of Us also honoured

More news and features

We're bringing you news, reviews and interviews with the stars from the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.



We're looking forward to the Cambridge Film Festival and the London East Asia Film Festival.



We've recently been covering Grimmfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the San Sebastian Film Festival, Hungary's Miskolc Cinefest and the Hebridean International Film Festival.



Read our full for recent coverage.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

Win a copy of the Blu-ray and book of A Man Called Ove in our latest competition.