Tom Hanks and Robin Wright will be starring in an upcoming movie titled Here. The movie will be helmed by director Robert Zemeckis and is an adaptation of a graphic novel by Richard McGuire. What’s intriguing about the film is that the lead actors will be de-aged using AI technology, generally used in deep fake imaging.
As the fans beg for younger actors to take over the role, the Metaphysic company known for its AI technology will be partnering and helming the film’s de-aging area.
Tom Hanks And Robert Wright Will Be De-Aged For Here
Deep fake imaging technology has been known extensively among people. With TikTok adding more algorithmic filters and codes into its system, deep fake imaging has gained quite some popularity.
According to recent reports, Tom Hanks and Robert Wright, along with Paul Bettany and Kelly Reily will star in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming movie titled Here. The movie is set in a single room while deep fake imaging will be used to de-age Tom Hanks and Robert Wright to fit into the storyline.
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The VFX supervisor of Here had nothing but praise for the tech company Metaphysic that made the de-aging possible.
“It is incredible to see Metaphysic’s AI-generated content flawlessly integrated into a shot live on set. The actors can even use the technology as a ‘youth mirror’ – testing out acting choices for their younger selves in real-time,”
The people over at Metaphysic stated that they hope to prove the power of AI and hope to see further inclusion of AI help in future projects. Metaphysic CEO and co-founder Thomas Graham stated,
“With the support of CAA and by working on projects like Here, Metaphysic is demonstrating the transformative power of hyperreal AI to shape the future of entertainment and to eventually help people create AI-generated, photorealistic immersive content while they own and control their data.”
Not only are the people at Metaphysic praising the lawlessness of AI and its de-aging powers, but director Robert Zemeckis also seems to get a kick out of it.
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Robert Zemeckis On De-Aging Tom Hanks For Here
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Talking about modern technology, people found it astonishing that the technology used by Metaphysic is used for deep fake imaging on social media platforms like TikTok. The famous TikTok account DeepTomCruise uses technology to create intriguing videos for people.
Talking about this piece of technology, American director Robert Zemeckis talked about the AI that could change the future and further prospects for the same.
“I’ve always been attracted to technology that helps me to tell a story. With Here, the film simply wouldn’t work without our actors seamlessly transforming into younger versions of themselves. Metaphysic’s AI tools do exactly that, in ways that were previously impossible,”
Here is currently in production with no release date attached to the project. Whatever the case may be, Here starring young Tom Hanks and Robert Wright will be the make it or break it for AI technology.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter