Elvis Presley is set to be digitally recreated for a series of live shows and television appearances. The virtual likeness of the singer will be created by The Digital Domain Media Group - the company behind the astonishing Tupac Shakur hologram for the Coachella Music Festival in April, reports Bbc News.
In a statement, Elvis Presley Enterprises said, "This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis to life.His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer". Co-founded by 'Avatar' director James Cameron, the Digital Domain Media Group have previously created computer-generated human characters for films including 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Tron: Legacy' and 'X-Men First Class'. They wowed millions of music fans with their 'Tupac' performance alongside Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Festival. Although the 3-D image was called a "hologram", it is in fact an illusion created by projecting an image onto an angled piece of glass.
Elvis Presley died in 1977, aged 42. Though the details of the forthcoming live performances are unclear, it's likely that fans of 'The King' will hear him sing hits such as 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'All Shook Up' and 'Jailhouse Rock' once again.