“Forrest Gump” stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright will look young again in Robert Zemeckis’ new film “Here” thanks to new artificial intelligence technology.
“I have always been attracted to technology that helps tell a story,” Zemeckis said in a statement collected by local media.
The project will use the hyper-realistic artificial intelligence technology called Methaphysic Live that allows you to create rejuvenation effects live and in real time on the actors’ faces without the need to use special effects.
This will allow the multi-generational storyline of the film to unfold, addressing themes of love, loss, struggle, hope and legacy between couples.
“The film simply wouldn’t work without our actors seamlessly transforming into younger versions of themselves,” the director said in the same statement.
The film is based on Richard McGuire’s graphic novel “Here” which talks about the many people who inhabit the same room at different times and over the years.
In addition to reuniting Wright and Hanks in its cast, the film features the participation of screenwriter Eric Roth, who was also involved in “Forrest Gump” and who won one of the six Oscars that the film received in 1995.
This is not the first time that Zemeckis has experimented with technology in his films, an example of which is “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.
The Methaphysic technology was first featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2022 when they featured a photorealistic avatar of Elvis Presley singing on stage.
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