Whitney Houston will return in 2016 as a hologram, and Alki David, the CEO of Hologram USA, promises that the recreation of the late singer will “maintain absolute authenticity.”
The development is a collaboration between Hologram USA and the Whitney Houston Estate, run by Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston.
In an interview with Billboard, David spoke of making the show as close to the real thing as possible. “The musical arrangement, the choreography right down to the lighting and the design will be done with the original artists and original technicians and composers who worked with Whitney in the past so as to maintain absolute authenticity,” David said.
In addition, the show is planning to incorporate both live and digital components: “The show will not just be Whitney comes on, sings, and gets off. The narrative will document parts of her life, her achievements, and celebrate Whitney.”
Hologram USA most notably created the Tupac hologram that performed at Coachella 2012 and is developing hologram concerts for Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, and Liberace.
For more from David, head to Billboard.