‘Here’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Robin Wright De-aged in Robert Zemeckis’ Upcoming Film

The ‘Forrest Gump’ Actors Reunite for Sony Pictures’ New Film Set to be Released This Year

In a pioneering move in the film industry, Hollywood stars Tom Hanks, 67, and Robin Wright, 58, are digitally de-aged for their roles in the upcoming film Here, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film, based on the graphic novel by Richard McGuire, utilizes advanced visual effects technology to portray the characters across different periods of their lives.

Here tells the story of a single room and the various events that transpire within it over centuries. To authentically depict the passage of time and the same characters at different ages, Zemeckis opted to use state-of-the-art de-aging technology. This innovative approach allows the characters, played by Hanks and Wright, to maintain consistency throughout the film, offering a seamless viewing experience.

As mentioned in the Vanity Fair the camera remains still on a single spot showing the living room of an American house throughout the story for 104 minutes. Tom Hanks plays Richard and Robin Wright plays his girlfriend and later his wife, Margaret.

Robert Zemeckis, known for his inventive storytelling in films like Forrest Gump (1994), and Back to the Future (1985-1990), continues to push the boundaries of cinematic technology. “The single perspective never changes, but everything around it does,” Zemeckis said in a recent interview. “It’s actually never been done before. There are similar scenes in very early silent movies, before the language of montage was invented. But other than that, yeah, it was a risky venture,” the director continued.

Tom Hanks and Robin Wright, previously starred together in Forrest Gump, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. Here can be called a reunion of Forrest Gump as the director and the actors reunite along with Eric Roth, who co-wrote the upcoming film and also penned the 1994 film with Zemeckis. As it is set to be released on November 15 of this year, Here sets a new standard for what is possible in cinema, blending cutting-edge effects with powerful, character-driven narratives.

Watch Here trailer below: