AI-assisted de-aging is becoming more common. And despite appearing in many different films, Denzel Washington is a definite action star when it comes to his performances equalizer movies. However, at 68, it’s a little difficult to pull off. Although Tom Cruise isn’t quite that old yet, the work has the same kind of aging in mind Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. The team eventually decided against it.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a whole different story, and a lot of people think it worked out pretty well. The technology was used to make Harrison Ford appear younger in the opening part of the film. When a large franchise like this is willing to take on the process, it does a lot to legitimize it across the industry.
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Antoine Fuqua spoke to recently NME about whether or not he wanted to follow suit The equalizer 3 — and revealed that they had considered doing some sort of prequel story about the younger version of the character…
I’ve definitely thought a lot about it. Especially now with the new technology and the AI and all that stuff… Is there a story to tell about how? [McCall] became that person – the younger version. I had this conversation with Richard Wenk [a screenwriter on the series] quite a bit”.
“I haven’t spoken to Denzel about this yet, it’s all so fresh and new. I’m still watching. I’ve seen the Harrison Ford film and I know there are more films coming out. I think Sony will be releasing one with Tom Hanks soon. And I hear the technology keeps getting better. So I’m kind of watching it to see where it’s going.”
The equalizer 3 scheduled to debut on September 1, 2023.
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