CGI technology will be used in order to bring DMX back to life to finish the upcoming film, Doggmen.
His co-star in the film, Tara Reid, revealed the news to syndicated columnist Allison Kugel. The rapper had not completed filming on the movie before he unexpectedly died from a heart attack in April, leaving producers struggling to find a way to finish the movie. They then ended up using Computer-generated imagery to make it work.
“It’s a movie called Doggmen. It’s his (DMX’s) last film and it was really interesting, because he didn’t get to finish the whole film,” Reid said. “They had to do what they did with Paul Walker (in Furious 7, his last Fast & Furious project),” she explained. “They make these facial sculptures and they put it on a face, and it looks exactly like him. It’s crazy.”
“The last couple of scenes that he has to film, that will be what they are doing. It’s incredible and it looks so real. So, that is how they are going to film his last scenes, and I’ll be in those scenes with him,” she continued, according to NME.
Reid added that the cast and crew working on Doggmen were “absolutely broken by DMX’s death” just like rest of us. “He wasn’t just a great rapper, but he was a poet. I think he was one of the best rappers of our time, and this movie explains that.”
“I think it will be a great film. He’s a great actor, he’s a voice, and that mattered a lot to him. I think he will be really happy about how this movie comes out and looks. It’s DMX, and just to be a part of that history with him is pretty much incredible.”
On Sunday night, a star studded tribute was held at the BET Awards featuring in remembrance of the late rapper.