Deepfake: Back to the (actual) Future
See the original posting on Boing Boing
On Back to the Future Day (that’s October 21, 2015), a film short premiered at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood that imagined Marty McFly arriving to the future meaning, October 21, 2015. Back to the 2015 Future reunited several original cast members (but used a Michael J. Fox impersonator) and, in the four years it’s been online, has garnered over 3 million views.
Now, YouTuber Pacto Copernico has made a deepfake version of the 15-minute short where Michael J. Fox’s face is put on the impersonator’s, Tyler Dunivan. There’s still a decent amount of uncanny valley but, if you squint, you might be able to suspend your disbelief a little to enjoy this “sequel.”
Hurry, Watch all three before they get shut down:
Back to the 2015 Future (not deepfaked):