New Tom Hanks Movie Takes Place Over 100 Years, And The Camera Never Leaves The Living Room

New Tom Hanks Movie Takes Place Over 100 Years, And The Camera Never Leaves The Living Room
Sony Picture Entertainment

Tom Hanks is generating buzz with his latest film, which fans are dubbing a “Forrest Gump sequel” due to the de-aging technology used to make him look 40 years younger. Hanks reunites with “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis and actress Robin Wright for this groundbreaking project titled “Here.” The film will be shot entirely from an unmoving camera perspective over a century, featuring Hanks playing various ages, from a young man to his current age of 67, and even into his 80s. The de-aging effects combine traditional makeup and digital technology to achieve a realistic transformation.

“Here” presents an innovative narrative approach, with Zemeckis explaining that while the camera’s perspective remains static, everything around it changes, creating a unique cinematic experience. The film aims to explore different periods and stories within the same physical space, pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling.

The first trailer has sparked mixed reactions online. Some viewers are intrigued by the concept and the seamless integration of de-aging effects, while others remain skeptical about the execution and potential for the “uncanny valley” effect. Despite the mixed reception, the reunion of the original “Forrest Gump” team has heightened expectations for the film’s release.

The collaboration between Hanks and Zemeckis has always yielded memorable results, and their reunion promises to deliver another compelling narrative. Fans of “Forrest Gump” and newcomers alike are eager to see how this film will unfold, blending nostalgia with cutting-edge technology to create a story that spans generations.