The family of the beloved Selena Quintanilla recently confirmed a new project called Selena The One will serve as a hologram of Selena with a tour in 2018.
On the official Facebook page for Selena, a Facebook post, posted yesterday, states:
"#HappyTuesday Selena fans! SURPRISE!!
Acrovirt, LLC announces the launch of Selena The One, the development of a walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment of iconic singer, Selena. 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.
For more information visit: www.selenatheone.com..."
Billboard confirmed the news with Selena's sister.
On the Selena The One site, Terry Kennedy, the co-founder of Acrovirt states,
"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."
Acrovirt, the company, aims to use "detailed individual personalized functions spanning the mind, brain and body." Additionally, "the individual's Digitized Human Essence will autonomously learn and react on behalf of its human counterpart's," as reported on Kennedy's Linkedin page.
The company is planning an Indiegogo Campaign with the goal to raise $500,000. The San Diego Latino Film Festival is an official media partner of this project.
"We are ecstatic to be a partner with Acrovirt on this groundbreaking project that represents the convergence of music, legacy, and the latest technology," Phil Lorenzo, director of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, said. "This is an extraordinary effort to bring back one of the greatest voices in Latino music history."
The fundraising initiative for the Selena The One project will officially launch on April 16, 2015, according to the project's home page.