Why create remakes of movies when you can create a deepfake instead? A recently released scene from Back to the Future has Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland playing Marty McFly and Doc Brown.
We may never have to create a remake again! A recent clip shows Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland recast as the iconic duo in Back to the Future, but get this:
They aren't even acting in the scene! That's right. A deep fake enables technological masterminds to place actors in films that they've never starred in!
Deep fakes allow you to cast anyone into any role! You can replace Chris Hemsworth with Zac Efron in High School Musical or Morgan Freeman with James Corden in Cats.
The options are endless. And the best part about deep fakes? They look so real! They may be labelled as fake, but they don’t appear that way. And the Back to the Future clip is no different.
In this deep fake, someone takes Holland and Downey Jr and places them in the 1985 classic film. It's basically like a weird, twisted back to the future (or future to the past).
So which scene did they decide to recreate? The one where Marty learns that his mother is crushing on him, which makes this bizarre deep fake creepier than it needs to be.
Holland and Downey Jr aren’t just busy starring in deep fakes, though. 23-year-old Holland will star in Uncharted, as well as a Spider-Man sequel (yet to be named). While Downey Jr has a few films coming up as well, including the third instalment of Sherlock Holmes.
Heath Ledger 'Joker' deepfake as a tribute is amazing: