Jim Morrison’ Jimi Hendrix estate is considering the idea of holographic live performances following the Tupac hologram’s appearances with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella in April.
Billboard.com reports, Janie Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix sister and President/CEO of Experience Hendrix, has been working for a year to create a version of her late brother.
She said, “For us, of course, it’s about keeping Jimi authentically correct. There are no absolutes at this point.”
The show may take place in either a tent or a freestanding building, with the walls pixilated like a large TV screen and using slasers, lights, high-quality sound, vibrations, projected imagery and the 3-D figures.
Jeff Jampol, who manage the estates of the Doors, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh and Rick James say, “We’re trying to get to a point where 3-D characters will walk around. Hopefully ’Jim Morrison’ will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then turn around and walk away.”
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. Digital Domain chief creative officer Ed Ulbrich says, “This is not repurposing old footage that the world has already seen,” , 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.”