Harrison Ford has called being digitally de-aged for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny “fantastic.”
Indiana Jones may have once said he’s making this up as he goes, but it’s clear that the filmmakers behind Dial of Destiny have a clear plan on what to do with Harrison Ford’s iconic character-especially when it comes to de-aging him.
Appearing on an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week, Harrison Ford revealed that the younger version of Indiana Jones is actually Ford himself-with the assistance of some de-aging technology, of course. “That’s my actual face at that time. Because I made a lot of movies for them, they have an artificial intelligence program that can scan every inch of film Lucasfilm has. They have all the footage, even film that hasn’t been printed. It’s amazing. It’s fantastic.”[happen] It’s so fantastic that you could say it belongs in a museum…Dial of Destiny
is set in 1969, more than a decade after the events of Harrison Ford’s previous Indy outing, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The sequence above, which was set in 1944, required that the Industrial Light & Magic team de-age Ford for a quarter of a century. Ford, now 80 years old, would be able to see what he sees when he looks in the mirror now.” Not bad for an octogenarian! Ford joked, “That’s what I see when I look in the mirror now.” Not too shabby for an octogenarian!
Although de-aging technology can be dicey in even the most skilled hands, the glimpses seen in the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny footage released so far look promising. “I think that what we’re trying to do is balance both an accurate and realistic appraisal of where this character would be at this time in his life, and also try to carry forward the promise of our movie title.”
“I think that what we’re trying to do is balance both an accurate and realistic appraisal of where this character would be at this time in his life, and do that honestly, and at the same time, try and carry forward what the very title of our movie promises.”
Harrison Ford being transformed into a younger Indiana Jones looks impressive, but digitally de-aging actors is far from new, with the technology going back nearly two decades. The trend is only going to grow with other Hollywood stars like Robin Wright and Tom Hanks undergoing digital surgery for Robert Zemeckis’ next film.Harrison Ford being transformed into a younger Indiana Jones looks impressive, but the technology has been around for nearly two decades. Are you impressed by Harrison Ford’s looks in the clip? Let us know below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnpTCGXoDGw