JOHNNY Depp is 53 years old but he doesn’t look a day over 26 in the new Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. There’s no plastic surgeon or make-up involved. It’s all post-production visual effects and it’s becoming commonplace in major Hollywood movies.
Depp is just the latest megastar to get the drastic de-aging treatment on screen, joining the ranks of Robert Downey Jr., Kurt Russell and several others getting digital facelifts to play younger versions of themselves.
A company called Lola Visual Effects is responsible for Depp’s transformation to his boyish Cry Baby and 21 Jump Street self. The intricate process is a little more involved than the popular FaceApp though. Just a few moments of screen time for young Jack Sparrow took 15 artists about a year to execute. – AP
Bront will be learning Tagalog for the film. — Handout This combination of photos shows the character Jack Sparrow at two stages of his life in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge .— Handout