Plans to bring Whitney Houston back from the dead for an eerie hologram spectacular have been vetoed by the late superstar's sister-in-law and former manager.

Pat Houston admits she has been approached by boffins who have the technology to beam the How Will I Know singer onto a stage, but she insists the family is not yet ready for something like that.

She tells, "We did Madame Tussaud's, the wax museum, with Whitney's figures and that was a little scary to stand there and take photographs next to these figurines of Whitney. It's kind of spooky.

"I don't know how I would feel about that (hologram). I've been approached to do a project of that magnitude, and I said, 'No', but who knows what the future holds... Maybe down the road."

Since Houston's death in 2012, the hologram industry has really taken off - late stars Michael Jackson, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Tupac Shakur have hit the stage in hologram form and last week (ends07Nov14), U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel made history when he interviewed Kacey Musgraves' hologram - the country singer's image was beamed from Nashville, Tennessee to Kimmel's late-night Tv studio in Hollywood.