Dig­i­tal facelifts

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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

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