The legendary actor Peter Cushing will be digitally recreated for his role as Tarkin in the Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off.
Cushing died at the age of 81 from cancer in 1994. He played one of the most popular empire characters of the Old Trilogy – Grand Moff Tarkin. The novel entitled simply Tarkin and released in 2014 revealed more of his background story. Its author was James Luceno.
As the grim-faced star of countless horror films including Dracula and Dr Frankenstein, Peter Cushing raised life from beyond the grave.
But now the gravel-voiced British actor, who died in 1994, will be raised from the dead himself.
Cushing, star of many Hammer House of Horror movies, will be digitally recreated in the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, which is being filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and is due to be released late next year.
In the original 1977 Star Wars, Cushing played evil Grand Moff Tarkin, commander of the Death Star and ‘boss’ of Darth Vader.
In the new film Cushing, who died of prostate cancer aged 81, will be painstakingly brought back to life using the latest Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) techniques.