Mel Smith (who directed Radioland Murders)
told British tabloid The Sun that George Lucas plans to breathe new life into stars of the past.
“George has been buying up the film rights to dead actors in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together, so you’d have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck alongside today’s stars.”
UPDATE: The quote is originally from an interview in The Daily Mail. Not sure that’s much better as far as reliability goes.
All I can say to this is: Wha? It’s not completely far-fetched, but my doubt circuits are fully engaged on this one.
UPDATE: And Lucasfilm has called bull. Spokesman Josh Kushins told Underwire that “this rumor is completely false.”