People can't get over new trailer that sees de-aged Tom Hanks going from teen to 80-year-old

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By Asiya Ali

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Fans have been left stunned by Tom Hanks' new movie as it appears to show him looking decades younger.

The highly anticipated film, titled Here, reunites Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright with director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Eric Roth.

The movie, which is based on Richard McGuire's 2014 graphic novel of the same name, will take place in one living room over a century, with the camera fixed in one position for the entire 104-minute film.

It follows Richard and Margaret (played by Hanks and Wright) as they live in the house from the 1960s to the present day.

Watch the Here trailer below:


Through traditional makeup effects and digital de-aging technology, the 67-year-old actor looks as young as a teenager and as then as elderly as an 80-year-old.

The use of technology sparked a discussion as many film fanatics took to social media to share their reactions.

One person wrote on YouTube: "De-aging looks better with every new effort," but added: "it’s still not quite there. Will it ever be[?]"

A second user chimed in: "The technology slowly scares you but the premise of letting the film run from this chosen perspective at a certain point is brilliant. Sitcom moderately brilliant."

Meanwhile, an impressed commenter wrote: "Wow, the de-aging looks cool. Tom almost looks like he did in Big." And, another interjected: "The de-aging does look great for the most part."

GettyImages-1913165582.jpgTom Hanks will be de-aged in his forthcoming movie. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty

Martin Scorsese's use of the same de-aging technology in The Irishman (2019) was not well received by everyone.

In an interview with Variety, Zemeckis said he’s referred to as someone who uses visual effects in all his films, but added: "Those were always there to serve as the character arc".

He also shared that the technology can only go so far and that the actors and their character work make the performances believable.

“Both Tom and Robin understood instantly that, ‘Okay, we have to go back and channel what we were like 50 years ago or 40 years ago, and we have to bring that energy, that kind of posture, and even raise our voices higher. That kind of thing," he concluded.


The upcoming movie will also star Paul Bettany, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Dockery, Gwilym Lee, David Fynn, Ophelia Lovibond, Nicholas Pinnock, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Anya Marco Harris.

Here will be shown in theaters on November 15.

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty

People can't get over new trailer that sees de-aged Tom Hanks going from teen to 80-year-old

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Fans have been left stunned by Tom Hanks' new movie as it appears to show him looking decades younger.

The highly anticipated film, titled Here, reunites Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks and Robin Wright with director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Eric Roth.

The movie, which is based on Richard McGuire's 2014 graphic novel of the same name, will take place in one living room over a century, with the camera fixed in one position for the entire 104-minute film.

It follows Richard and Margaret (played by Hanks and Wright) as they live in the house from the 1960s to the present day.

Watch the Here trailer below:


Through traditional makeup effects and digital de-aging technology, the 67-year-old actor looks as young as a teenager and as then as elderly as an 80-year-old.

The use of technology sparked a discussion as many film fanatics took to social media to share their reactions.

One person wrote on YouTube: "De-aging looks better with every new effort," but added: "it’s still not quite there. Will it ever be[?]"

A second user chimed in: "The technology slowly scares you but the premise of letting the film run from this chosen perspective at a certain point is brilliant. Sitcom moderately brilliant."

Meanwhile, an impressed commenter wrote: "Wow, the de-aging looks cool. Tom almost looks like he did in Big." And, another interjected: "The de-aging does look great for the most part."

GettyImages-1913165582.jpgTom Hanks will be de-aged in his forthcoming movie. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty

Martin Scorsese's use of the same de-aging technology in The Irishman (2019) was not well received by everyone.

In an interview with Variety, Zemeckis said he’s referred to as someone who uses visual effects in all his films, but added: "Those were always there to serve as the character arc".

He also shared that the technology can only go so far and that the actors and their character work make the performances believable.

“Both Tom and Robin understood instantly that, ‘Okay, we have to go back and channel what we were like 50 years ago or 40 years ago, and we have to bring that energy, that kind of posture, and even raise our voices higher. That kind of thing," he concluded.


The upcoming movie will also star Paul Bettany, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Dockery, Gwilym Lee, David Fynn, Ophelia Lovibond, Nicholas Pinnock, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Anya Marco Harris.

Here will be shown in theaters on November 15.

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty