Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake? For many fans, the absolute dream cast for an uncharted film that is currently under development at Sony. After the 15-minute fan film by Allan Ungar with Fillion personally, there is now a new video that builds on these hopes of the players.
The Youtuber Jarkan has with the help of a Deep fake AI the face of Nathan Drake in the PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4 replaced with that of the Firefly star – and the result is impressive. You can find the video in the header of this article.
Deep Fake reduces waiting time for Uncharted movie
The deep fake video created by Jarkan is practically indistinguishable from the original with the naked eye and shows again how well Nathan Fillion would fit into the role of Nathan Drake – even on the big screen. Currently, however, this role remains Spider-Man actor Tom Holland reserved, who should play a young version of the discoverer in the planned movie.
Said Uncharted movie but sails after various changes of director in uncertain waters. In addition, the shooting is postponed again, among other things because of the ongoing corona pandemic. The deep-fake version with Nathan Fillion may therefore sweeten the wait for some fans a bit before the real filming of the video game series.
Original and fake in a deep fake comparison
From minute 3:23 of his video, Jarkan juxtaposes both versions – i.e. original and deep fake – so that we can watch them directly compare the differences of the variants can. This video shows once again how well and technically round such deep fakes are now and what potential they could offer for future video games.
What is a deep fake? He does not reveal what software Jarkan used for his deep fake video. Deep fakes are basically based on a technique that manipulates visual material via artificial neural networks – this will also be the case with Jarkan's video.
An artificial intelligence uses machine learning to process the images it receives. Then, in the case of the Uncharted 4 cutscene, she swaps Nathan Drake's face with a version of Nathan Fillion's likeness in game graphics.
You can find out how deep fakes work in detail and what dangers they pose in our deep fake report on GameStar Plus:
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If you are generally interested in deep fakes, you should take a look at Jarkan's channel. The Youtuber specializes in deep fakes and has also made videos for scenes from The Lord of the Rings and Friends. Especially the video for The Avengers, in which Jarkan replaced all faces with Arnold Schwarzenegger, we can warmly recommend you.