Robert Zemeckis (Back to the future) will therefore find the pair of stars of Forrest Gump for his next project here, graphic novel adaptation by Richard McGuire (2014). The film will be shot digitally using new technologies to rejuvenate the actors. At the age of 71, the pioneering filmmaker in technology is facing a new challenge.
The story takes place in the same place in New Jersey, but tells stories that happened there between -3.5 million years and 22175. For this project, she reunites with screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump)and the two stars of the 1994 cult film, Tom Hanks (66) and Robin Wright (56), as well as Paul Bettany and Kelly Reilly.
This will be his 5th collaboration with Tom Hanks, then Forrest Gump, Only in the world, Express pole and Pinocchio. And having already turned to motion capture, the American director will therefore turn to a Rejuvenation technique for actors, “De-Aging”, with artificial intelligence company Metaphysic. A the tool becomes especially famous on TikTok thanks to him deepfakes by Tom Cruise.
In a press release, Zemeckis explains this choice:
“I’ve always been drawn to technologies that help me tell a story. In the case of Here, the movie simply wouldn’t work if our actors didn’t seamlessly transform into younger versions of themselves. Metaphysic’s AI tools do just that, in ways that were previously impossible. Having tested every type of face replacement and de-aging technology available today, Metaphysic is clearly the world leader in quality AI content and the perfect choice for this incredibly challenging and emotional film. “
Produced by Miramax in partnership with Sony, Here should be filmed this year for a 2024 release.