For fans who remember seeing the legendary musician perform, or for younger people who never had the chance, you may soon have the opportunity to attend an Elvis Presley performance, just as long as you’re okay with a digitized version of the king of rock-n-roll.
Earlier this month, CORE Media Group, the company that represents the Presley estate, and special effects technology company Digital Domain Media Group announced plans to collaborate to create a holographic version of Elvis Presley. The digitized Elvis will be similar to the digitized version of late rapper Tupac Shakur, who appeared earlier this year at the Coachella Music Festival, shocking fans and festival goers alike.
The statement did not reveal details about how the holographic Elvis might look, though a Digital Domain representative stated that the company would portray him in the best light possible. Whether that means the hologram will take the appearance of the younger, thinner Elvis or the more mature singer who once ruled Las Vegas entertainment is unknown. The statement also did not reveal any anticipated timeline or where digitized Elvis would make its first appearance.
However, the statement indicated that the digital version of Elvis would be able to make appearances at not only concerts and “live” events, but also in other forms of entertainment such as movies and television. No word on whether digitized teenage girls are readying their screaming voices.