Harrison Ford got the Benjamin Button treatment for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
As previously promised by director James Mangold, Ford – now 80 – appears decades younger thanks to de-aging technology. That’s because the fifth – and final – part of the franchise opens in 1944, eight years after the events of 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.
But four decades have passed since then, and Ford doesn’t look the same as it used to. So visual effects and Industrial Light & Magic software worked with old Ford footage from previous films, which they matched and transferred to new footage.
“I hope you just look at it and say, ‘Oh my god, they just found footage, although that’s being talked about in terms of technology. That was a thing they did 40 years ago,” producer Kathleen Kennedy recently told Empire.
“We let you immerse yourself in an adventure, something that Indy is looking for, and you immediately feel, ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.'”
Ford previously admitted it was a “little creepy” seeing the younger version of himself.
“This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it… I don’t think I even want to know how it works,” he said. “But it doesn’t make me want to be young. I’m glad I earned my old age.”
He also hinted that this will be his last film in the franchise.
“That’s it,” the octogenarian reportedly said at a trailer presentation for the room at D23 in Anaheim. “I will not fall down for you again.”
Even with the trailer, details on the upcoming film’s plot are scarce. Actors Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen round out the cast.
The production of the fifth film was anything but smooth. It was facing a months-long hiatus after Ford suffered multiple stunt injuries and a crew member was found dead at the scene in Morocco in November 2021.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will premiere in theaters on June 30, 2023.
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