Amy Winehouse Hologram Coming Next Year
An Amy Winehouse hologram is in the works, Reuters reports. Although the singer died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011, her likeness is expected to hit the stage next year in a show featuring a live band accompanying the voice from her original recordings.
“Fans have been clamoring for something new from Amy, but really there isn’t anything new in terms of music,” Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, said in an interview. “We felt this would be a tremendous way for Amy both to revisit her fans through a hologram, and also an incredible way to raise money for our foundation.”
According to Mitch Winehouse, all the money the family receives from the show will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity established after her death to help young people dealing with drug and alcohol abuse.
Winehouse’s hologram will be created by BASE Hologram, the same company that has produced hologram tours for Roy Orbison and opera singer Maria Callas. “We will do the best we can in terms of honoring her legacy,” said BASE Chief Executive Brian Becker. “This is a celebration.”
To digitally construct the hologram, BASE will use motion capture technology on an actress hired to mimic Amy Winehouse’s stage movements. The effect will completed with prosthetics and computer-generated imagery, allowing the projection to move across the stage as it performs.
Greek billionaire Alki David, CEO of FilmOn and creator of the Chief Keef hologram, announced plans for an Amy Winehouse hologram world tour back in 2014. Those plans were scrapped after Mitch Winehouse refused to grant David the rights to use her likeness.
The new Amy Winehouse show from BASE Hologram is expected to debut sometime next year. The show will likely last between 75 and 110 minutes, and producers hope to tour around the world for three years.