Every night you might find yourself asking the same question; “What should we watch tonight?” Luckily, Netflix has got you covered with The Christmas Chronicles 2.
In this sequel, Netflix took things a step further, adding tons of bells and whistles, including technology that de-aged Kurt Russell in a flashback scene that details the evolution of Old Saint Nick.
A Little Bit of Tech, a Whole Lot of Makeup
In the flashback scene, it shows how Santa became a local hero and depicts him with a darker beard and hair, but the most striking thing is Russell’s face itself. More incredibly, they were able to achieve the de-aging effect primarily using makeup, with just a little CGI.
Director Chris Columbus revealed part of the process to Insider:
“There was a little bit of tech, but I’d say 75% of it was makeup,” said Columbus. “It was kind of the same thing they did on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie Kurt was in. He had the same makeup person.”
The Christmas Chronicles 2 is now streaming on Netflix if you’d like to see to see a younger version of Kurt Russell as Santa Claus for yourself!