Disney’s remake of the Sci-Fi classic Tron opens tomorrow featuring 61-year-old actor Jeff Bridges playing dual roles at both his natural age and a 35-year-old computerized avatar of himself.
Hollywood has been using special effects for years to digitally alter actors faces or create digital characters based off the motion capture software of the human body. But in this case, Tron: Legacy will place Jeff Bridges rejuvenated face on a younger actor’s body, in 3-D no less.
Is this a new fountain of youth for Hollywood’s aging super stars? I imagine as technology for these kinds of special effects gets more advanced and commonplace we can expect to see increasing use of digital airbrushing to keep actors looking youthful and smooth-faced. Rumor even has it that George Lucas is buying the rights to dead actors in order to digitally reanimate them.
What do you think — creepy or cool? I admit, pro-aging commentary aside, Tron: Legacy looks pretty cool: