Tom Hanks-Robin Wright: They will become “digitally” young for the film “Here”


The new technology being developed at ‘Here’ is called Metaphysics Live

Tom Hanks and Robin Wright they may look a little younger at upcoming movie “Here” by director Robert Zemeckis.

The film, which reunites the ‘Forrest Gump’ co-stars after nearly 30 years, will use new hyper-realistic technology, including face replacements and AI-generated “de-aging”, to allow the two actors to say a story that spans time. Based on the novel by Richard McGuire, ‘Here’ is set in New England and tells a story of love, loss, hope, struggle and legacy.

Miramax is producing the film, which co-stars Paul Bettany and Kelly Reilly and will be distributed by Sony Pictures. The upcoming technological developments come from a collaboration between artificial intelligence technology company Metaphysic and Hollywood agency CAA. The deal begins with the production of “Here” and was created to develop new AI tools and services for film, television and other entertainment sectors.

“I’ve always been drawn to technology that helps me tell a story,” said Zemeckis. “’Here’ simply wouldn’t work without the actors transforming into younger versions of themselves. Metaphysic’s AI tools do just that, in ways that were previously impossible! Having tested every version of face-replacement and ‘de-aging’ technology available today, Metaphysic is clearly the world leader in high-quality AI content and the perfect choice for this incredibly challenging, emotional film.”

The new technology being developed at ‘Here’ is called Metaphysics Live. The tool creates high-resolution photorealistic face transitions and “aging” effects over actors’ performances live and in real-time without the need for further compositing or editing.


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