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Lisa Marie Presley approves of 'virtual' Elvis

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Lisa Marie Presley says she's keen for Elvis Presley to make a comeback in digital form.  Photo / AP
Lisa Marie Presley says she's keen for Elvis Presley to make a comeback in digital form. Photo / AP

He may have left the building, but...

Lisa Marie Presley has given the idea of digitally resurrecting her late father the thumbs up.

Digital Domain Media Group, the company behind Tupac Shakur's headline-making hologram-like performance at this year's Coachella Music Festival, recently announced that it's planning to create a series of "virtual" Elvis likenesses.

DDMG said it was working with Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley's name and likeness for project development, to "jointly develop, produce and own a series of 'virtual' Elvis Presley likenesses for a range of entertainment projects - from shows and appearances to film, TV and multi-platform productions throughout the world".

Elvis Presley Enterprises, a division of Core Media Group, said in a statement: "This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis to life.

"His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer."

Presley died in 1977 aged 42.

Lisa Marie has since revealed that she has no problem with her father's digital recreation - as long as it's "done tastefully".

"I've been maintaining that as long as things are done tastefully, I would never have a problem with it," she tells Billboard.com.

"And thankfully we've been very much involved, so we will be formulating how it'll be coming out and everything," she said, adding, "There's no definite plans yet."

It was also recently announced that a different high-tech production company is planning on reviving late screen siren Marilyn Monroe, using hologram-like technology, for a 'virtual' Monroe concert later this year.

But those plans appear to have hit a snag.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the late icon's estate is threatening legal action if the show goes on.

You can read all about the legal wrangling here.

Watch footage of Tupac's appearance at Coachella below:

* What do you think of these digital resurrections? Would you want to see a 'virtual' Elvis or Monroe perform?

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