Martin Scorcese’s long-burning mob movie The Irishman is apparently back on, his next project. The movie will be based on the novel I heard You Paint Houses and star Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and possibly Joe Pesci.
This week producer Gaston Pavlovich confirmed to Cinema Blend that the film is going to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Michael Douglas in “Ant-Man” and Jeff Bridges in “TRON: Legacy” with the movie set to give us Robert De Niro ‘de-aged’ down to his younger years:
“Well it’s an extraordinary technology that we’ve been looking at. You don’t use prosthetics, make-up, they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene, and we saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather 2 days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.”
This reminds me of a time when Jim Cameron suggested that Clint Eastwood could return to the Dirty Harry franchise using Avatar de-aging technology. That would’ve been interesting.