Harrison Ford gets a second life in Indiana Jones 5

Harrison Ford filming scenes ofIndiana Jones 5 in Cefalù, Sicily, on October 7, 2021. IPA/ABACA

The American actor was digitally rejuvenated in the prologue of the fifth part of the saga.

After fifteen years of absence, IndianaJones prepares for its return to the screens. In a fifth part, the title of which has not yet been revealed, Harrison Ford dons the costume of the famous archaeologist. The actor, aged over 80, had to be rejuvenated thanks to digital special effects and thus play the adventurer at two periods of his life.

The film will open on a bygone era. We are in 1944 and the young Indiana Jones faces his enemies: the Nazis. “My hope is that we look at the scene and say, oh my God, they found footage shot forty years ago!said producer Kathleen Kennedy. But no, in the images Harrison Ford is indeed 80 years old and it is technology that has made it possible to restore his youth, his appearance in the 1980s.

The American actor, consecrated in 1994, “box office star of the century” by the National Association of Theater Owners, said he was pleased with the result. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a rejuvenation on screen and found it believable. It’s a little scary. I don’t want to know how it works, but it works”Harrison Ford joked in an interview with the trade journal, Empire. “But it doesn’t make me want to be young again. I’m happy to be that old.”added the interpreter of Indiana Jones.

This fifth part of the saga was not directed by Steven Spielberg – nevertheless producer of the project – but James Mangold, who had signed Logan in 2017. Indiana Jones is back on the big screen fifteen years after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullwhich disappointed fans, in 2008.

Harrison Ford says he was not hard to convince: “I thought it would be nice to see a movie in which Indiana Jones comes to the end of her journey. This scenario gave me the impression of being able to prolong the character”, he told Empire. In France, the release of the film is scheduled for June 28, 2023.


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