Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP
Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP

Digital de-ageing: from The Irishman’s Robert De Niro to Samuel L Jackson in Captain Marvel, how the tech is reaching new levels

  • The Irishman, Gemini Man, Captain Marvel: 2019 was a stellar year for digital de-ageing, but the techniques used were often quite different
  • The technology has long been called the Holy Grail of visual FX, and now it is at a place where it looks believable

Topic |   American films
Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP
Special effects can make or break a film, and it’s made Oscar-nominated film The Irishman a hit, thanks to new digital de-ageing techniques used in many films in 2019. Photo: AP
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