The protagonists of Forrest Gump will share the screen again: Tom Hanks and Robin Wright will “rejuvenate” in their new movie
Robert Zemeckis will use hyper-realistic technology called Methaphysic Live, which allows live, real-time rejuvenation effects to be created on actors' faces without the need to to use special effects
Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright
Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wrightare going to be young again in the new Robert Zemeckis film, Here, thanks to a new artificial intelligence technology.
“I've always been drawn to the technology that helps tell a story,” Zemeckis said in a statement collected by local media.
The project will use hyper-realistic artificial intelligence technology called Methaphysic Live that allows live rejuvenation effects to be created in real time on the actors' faces without the need for special effects.
< p class="paragraph">This will allow the plot of the film to unfold which spans multiple generations and addresses themes of love, loss, struggle, hope and legacy between couples.< /p>
“The film simply wouldn't work without our actors seamlessly transforming into younger versions of themselves,” the director added in the same statement.
Robert Zemeckis (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
The film is based on Richard McGuire's graphic novel Here about the many people who inhabit the same room at different times and over the years.
In addition to casting Wright and Hanks, the film features screenwriter Eric Roth, who also was participated in Forrest Gump and who won one of the six Oscars the film received in 1995.
This is not the first time Zemeckis has experimented with technology in his films, an example of this are Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), in which the director mixed animation with live action, and The Polar Express (2004) in which he used the motion capture technique.
Methaphysic technology was first introduced on the show America's Got Talent in 2022 when they presented a photorealistic avatar of Elvis Presley singing on stage.
But the attempt to rejuvenate the actors with various techniques had already been tried previously in films such as The Irishman by Martin Scorsese and soon in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
(With information from EFE)
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