December 7, 2018
One of cinema’s greatest actor-director tandems has enlisted ILM to help them recapture the magic of the past.
We’re seeing it more and more. And it makes us feel some combination of fascinated, unsettled, and flat out weird.
It’s that CGI de-aging trick. It was employed to help with Brad Pitt’s backward transformation in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It was used a little bit for one scene with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the third and mercifully often forgotten entry in the X-Men franchise.
You might have seen it on Samuel L. Jackson in the recent Captain Marvel trailer.