Latin/Pop Music Icon Selena To Be Brought Back To Life With The Help Of “Revolutionary” Digital Technology
Just last week we published a Throwback Thursday article about Mexican Pop star, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in an effort to observe the twentieth anniversary of her tragic untimely death. Now just a week later we have learned that the legacy of Selena will live on in an amazing new way thanks to some groundbreaking technology. Variety has reported that The Tejano music legend will be brought back to life as a hologram to become a walking, talking singing and dancing virtual presence. This digital version of Selena will be presented in collaboration with Acrovirt, LLC to create, Selena The One. The official web site for this ambitious project says that This technology is an advanced and does not have the same limitations of past technologies such as holograms or holographs but is new revolutionary process. The site went on to say Acrovirt is working in collaboration with Selena’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to enable new productions for her many fans. Selena The One will release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists, and aims to go on tour in 2018. This information was later confirmed on Selena’s official Facebook page.
“Selena is a Latin American icon who was taken before her time. Acrovirt
and the Quintanilla family are excited to announce that Selena will
continue to share her creative talents with the world in a new
innovative way.” Terry Kennedy, Co-Founder, Acrovirt
This is not the first time Selena’s legacy was immortalized, millions have first learned the heartbreaking story of Selena from the captivating and emotional bio pic, Selena from 1997. The film and the role of Selena was the breakout role for superstar, Jennifer Lopez, and is still considered by many to be her most iconic performance on screen. The film’s soundtrack, which contained some of Selena’s best known songs throughout her discography. It helped introduce Selena to an even wider mainstream American audience by selling over one million copies in the US. Box Office Mojo ranks Selena as the ninth highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.
Selena (1997 Trailer)
Q-Productions/Warner Bros. Pictures
“Dreaming Of You”
From Dreaming Of You
“I Could Fall In Love”
From Dreaming Of You