United States.- Harrison Ford caused quite a stir with a reprise of his iconic role in Indiana Jones for the last time at age 80, but now he will look much younger. The fifth film in the franchise will take place in 1944, eight years after the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1981.
It’s been forty years since Ford first brought the adventurer to life, and the celeb obviously doesn’t look the same, but fans will still be able to see him in his prime. The public will be able to see a Ford “rejuvenated” thanks to visual effects and Industrial Light & Magic software, according to the new issue of Empire Magazine.
Using special effects computer software, old footage of Ford from other films was compared and imposed on new footage shot by the production, which survived multiple injuries to Ford and the death of a crew member.
My hope is that even though it’s going to be talked about in terms of technology, you just look at it and go, ‘Oh my gosh, they just found footage. This was something they shot 40 years ago,’” producer Kathleen Kennedy told Empire. “We’re immersing you in an adventure, something Indy is looking for, and you instantly have that feeling: ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.’”
The technology is only used in the opening sequence of the film, in which Indiana Jones confronts the Nazis in a castle. “Then we fight and you find yourself in 1969,” said the director James Mangold. “So that the audience doesn’t experience the change between the 1940s and the 1960s as an intellectual conceit, but rather literally experiences the buccaneer spirit of those early days. . . and then the beginning of now.”
I wanted to have the opportunity to immerse myself in this kind of old George and Steven movie and give the audience a burst of adrenaline,” explained Mangold, who will be in charge of cinematographic tasks for Steven Spielberg. For his part, Ford indicated that a younger version of him is creepy.