Oh, those who pretend are scared again. buhuhu…
I think it’s time to bring all & every character into digital domain… into The Book of Eternals.
Of course for free, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
For future of being, for humanity sake.
Either way, it will be done.
Show must go on!
Not sure i want to see more Elvis movies in the future!
When voice synthesis is added on, a movie director can avoid the issue of an actor’s contract running out or the actor dying in the middle of a series, remember how the sequel to
The Matrix was supposed to have the Oracle, what about the third
Star Wars trilogy and Princess Leia’s actress dying?
The question will be if the audience will accept such a thing, I could see it quickly becoming a bad thing if Hollywood suddenly decided to “raise up” every single notable actor from young Shirley Temple to Robin Williams and spam them in a bid for easy money.
I’m kinda torn on this one… on the one hand, I applaud the tech involved in recreating humans and like it or not, a ton of movies have snuck in digital humans without us knowing . On the other hand, I don’t want this to become a means to replace people for no reason. I don’t think we should be putting deceased actors into a film just because we can, but I don’t mind seeing a cameo here and there.
I’ve heard quite a few horror stories about actors on set and I can not help but wonder if it is simply less work (and expense) to find a CG crew to recreate/create an actor rather than dealing with high drama and maintenance actors.
the real problem here is that hollywood only knows how to make sequels or remakes.
As long as they don’t algorithmise EMOTIONS, I’m cool. (which, we’re almost there, btw).
From a technology standpoint it seems a very logical step towards the evolution on how movies can be made and opening up new ways to do so. If for example a new historical movie is made, the real face and physical appearance of the person depicted can be used on top of the driver-actor and thus making the movie even more deep and credible.
But from a social perspective is again the same story, how automation and competition can lead professions to become unsustainable and extinct. Actors might still have work to do for a few decades yet, but still things will become even more tough for them.
The film industry is about to change dramatically …
I don’t know if it will be better or worse …
The star system is about to jump to be changed to something else …
surely the deep fake is an advantage for the already very famous actors … these will be able to survive of “right of face” up to 90 years old and also their heirs … as long as there will be desire to see again some famous acrtors …
but for all the other emerging actors … it will be all to discover …
Soon we will also have Jesus and the other saints and the myths of those of the renaissance paintings that will be new actors …
what a strange time’s coming …
already I imagine Monalisa Super Star. (Monalisa Overdrive) the film.
People already going out to watch 3D generated and ‘hologram projected’ singers and performers, so we’re already there for some part
e.g. Gorillaz, Whitney Houston (not 3d but still…), and Japan’s phenomenon Hatsune Miku