Plans for a virtual Monroe concert is also in the works. The upcoming 50th anniversary of her death in August brought word of a “live” concert by the late sex symbol from a firm called Digicon Media. However, the company’s rep told the Hollywood Reporter it isn’t working with Monroe’s estate since it already holds “certain copyrights” on the starlet’s name and likeness.
The company, Digital Domain Media Group, recently signed an exclusive deal with Core Media Group to jointly produce a series of “virtual” Elvis Presley likenesses for various entertainment projects.
“This is not repurposing old footage that the world has already seen,” Digital Domain chief creative officer Ed Ulbrich says, referencing how the recent Tupac projection was also built from scratch. “We’re making totally original and exclusive performances so that fans can have new experiences.”